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7 Halloween Tips for Budget-Conscious Consumers

The average American household is expected to spend $86.13 on Halloween this year. Here are several easy tricks to save big on costumes, decor and candy for the spooky festivities.

5 Manageable Ways to Recover from Summer Spending

Summer is long gone, but the effects of the carefree season of spending may be lingering longer than you’d like and haunting your budget. If your bank account is drained and credit cards are maxed out, it’s time to get your finances back on track.

5 Money Mistakes New Parents Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Having a baby is suppose to be a joyous moment, but it can quickly turn into a stressful one—both emotionally and financially. Even with the best intentions, new parents often make mistakes when it comes to their budget and spending. Find out how to plan ahead to save money and stress.

Why Getting into the Holiday Spirit Now Will Benefit Your Budget Later

Many consumers go into the holiday season blindly, with no idea of how much they can actually afford. Taking the time ahead of the season to review finances ensures you have a well-thought-out budget and gives you the time to make adjustments to current spending and savings habits. Use the following tips to help map out your expenses and guide you toward a debt-free holiday season!

How to Protect Your Tuition Investment

The costs of tuition and other college expenses is a huge financial burden for many families. Learn how to protect this major financial investment.

Consumers spend as much or even more during the summer than in the busy December holiday season. Find out how to save on activities and entertainment all season long.

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Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who regularly contributes to leading national and regional news stories. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Dr. OZ, Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, and been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Better Homes & Garden and many others. Andrea also enjoys writing articles for various personal finance and lifestyle websites and blogs.

Andrea is passionate about sharing ideas and tips to help you live on less without having to sacrifice. She says making a few small tweaks to daily and monthly spending is all you need to do to achieve your dreams within your means. Follow Andrea on Facebook and Twitter for daily savings tips and check back for new videos, magazine stories and blog posts all about saving money!

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