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How to Budget with a Variable Income

“Variable income” is a bit of a cover-all term for those who don’t have a typical, salary-based income. It’s an ambitious and challenging lifestyle to have because it requires you to balance your job and your long-term finances. If you’re one of the many workers living on a variable income, or you’re considering it, we’ve got some financial tips to make your life a little bit easier.

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Ways to Save in a Downtown Setting

Ways to Save in a Downtown Setting

I have always had a love for the city; from the sound of roaring traffic and the crowds of people to the sense of community that comes with living in an urban environment. The cost of living downtown can be expensive, but there are some creative ways to help keep the cost of living and playing within your budget.

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How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year’s Eve Party

How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year’s Eve Party

It’s time to ring in the New Year, and there’s no better way to do it than with a New Year’s Eve party. But after all the holiday shopping, traveling and get-togethers, money can be pretty tight. So how do you throw an awesome New Year’s Eve party on a small budget? The Zing Blog has a few tips for you. From planning to party night, we’ll help you stay within your budget and still impress your loved ones.

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Six Budget-Friendly Holiday Party Ideas

Six Budget-Friendly Holiday Party Ideas

With the holiday season comes a rush of holiday parties, and no one would blame you for joining in on the fun and hosting a party of your own. However, if you’re like me, your party vision far outweighs your party budget. A distinct lack of funds doesn’t have to mean a lack of parties! If your friends and family have a sense of fun, consider throwing one of these alternatives to your average fancy holiday bash.

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How to Visit New York on a Budget

How to Visit New York on a Budget

The Big Apple, Gotham, The City That Never Sleeps – whatever you call it, New York City is a place that everyone should visit at some point in their life. The trouble is that visiting New York City can potentially put a damper on your bank account. I recently visited a few friends and family in Brooklyn and actually managed to come out under budget. It’s possible to eat, drink, explore and shop in New York for a reasonable price, so follow this guide for my best tips.

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Leasing a Car: Dos and Don’ts

Leasing a Car: Dos and Don’ts

My first time leasing a car was a bad experience, although I learned valuable lessons that helped me when it came time to lease again. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you’re considering leasing a car, take a look at the pointers I have before you make any decisions.

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