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Six household essentials you should always buy online to save money

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Buy household items online to save money

Staying within your budget each month doesn’t have to be a struggle when you know which online retailers offer the best prices on everyday items, and you take some time to plan ahead. When you buy household items online in bulk, you can save a lot of money over the course of the year — and also save on gas and the hassle of running back and forth to the store. Whether you’re managing a house full of kids or just shopping for two, here are six household essentials you should always buy online to save money:

We asked Ting customers: what are the best money saving apps?

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The best money saving apps

Ting customers are some of the savviest people around when it comes to tips and tricks for saving money.

When we asked you to weigh in on the best money saving apps, your recommendations didn’t disappoint.

These apps will help you save more, budget better and make the most of your paycheck. The best apps for saving money are all-in-one organization tools, deal finders and free content databases.

Want to save more? It’s time to start downloading.

How to save money
on your vacation

Smart-MoneyAah, vacation time. If you’re already planning a getaway for those days off work and jumping online to scour the latest deals, don’t overlook some unconventional ways to save money on that next trip. Whether you’re going away for a long weekend or an entire week, you can trim down those travel expenses with a few strategic moves.

Here are some ways to save money on every vacation you ever go on:

Save on airline travel by: Booking flights months in advance … and mid-week

Booking a flight about eight weeks in advance can help you secure a great deal. Making that reservation on a Tuesday or a Wednesday could help you save even more.

Five tips to get rich quick (ok, fine. Five tips to methodically accrue wealth over time)

Smart-MoneyBuilding up wealth may not seem possible when struggling to stay within budget each month. That said, there are some simple things you can do to put yourself on a healthy financial track and look forward to a brighter financial future.

#1: Automate your savings

If you’re not socking away at least 10 percent of your income into a savings account, you’re missing out on a golden opportunity to build up your reserves. Get into the habit of automating your savings contributions so you don’t even have to think twice about it. Feeling ambitious? Save 15 percent and diversify your savings accounts to include high-yield investment accounts for more interest earnings.

Seven budgeting mistakes you didn’t know you were making

Smart-MoneyWe’ve talked a lot about budgeting these past couple of months and hopefully, we’ve inspired you to at least get started with a budgeting app or set up a spreadsheet to track where those hard-earned dollars are going.

Whether you’re a budgeting newbie or have been keeping track for years, there are some common budget traps and mistakes that are all too easy to fall into. For many people, spending habits are a blind spot that aren’t always easy to correct. Here are seven common budgeting pratfalls to avoid:

Five essential money lessons for money smart kids

Smart-MoneyManaging money is a skill you can teach kids at a very young age. Instilling some good money habits early could prevent your kids from joining the masses stuck in a dangerous debt cycle or on the verge of financial disaster. Being a good role model is a part of the process, and there are several things you can do to make sure your kids are hardwired to manage their money effectively through every stage of life.

Here are five essential money lessons for kids to learn at any age:

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