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12 Frugal Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

According to my calendar, summer is officially (and finally) upon us. And thank goodness. As a Chicagoan who endured another brutal winter, the summer solstice couldn't have come soon enough.

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4 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts to Snatch up Today

Dad can be tough to shop for. While he might say he doesn't care about Father's Day, it will still mean a lot to him to get a thoughtful gift from you this Sunday. 

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Dads Eat Free! 38 Father's Day Freebies for Hungry Dads

Planning on taking out Dad for a Father's Day meal? Head to one of these restaurants for freebies galore!

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5 Reasons Why Father's Day Isn't as Big as Mother's Day

Father's Day is fast approaching, and the National Retail Federation expects Father's Day spending to reach $12.7 billion.

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9 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Summer Vacation

With school out for summer, we've been brainstorming ways to get our kids to expand their minds over summer vacation without shrinking our limited cash reserves. Here's what we came up with.

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6 Ways to Make Money During Summer Vacation

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Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend Sales

It doesn't have nearly the hype of Black Friday, but Memorial Day weekend boasts some of the biggest sales and steepest discounts of the years. This is especially true if you're buying big-ticket items like mattresses or major appliances.

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5 Affordable Mother's Day Trends for 2015

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10, and if you're struggling to find the perfect gift for mommy dearest, you're not alone. Sure, she might tell you it's a silly holiday, and that it's perfectly OK not to get her anything. NEVER take her up on this offer. Even if she's not the sentimental type, she's your mom, and she deserves a little recognition for all the hard work she put into raising you. 

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Moms Eat Free: 15 Freebies Just for Moms on Mother's Day

Your Mom was the one who taught you to head straight for the clearance racks. Show her how much you've learned by taking her out for some deliciously cheap eats before taking a free garden tour.

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7 DIY Projects for a Picture-Perfect Prom

Prom season has arrived, and as we've mentioned before, if you're not careful, this night to remember can get more than a little bit pricey. With the average American family spending upwards of $978 on prom in 2014, you might be looking for ways to cut corners this year without sacrificing style. Here are our DIY suggestions. 

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