Dollar Stretcher

Dollar Stretcher

Since 1996, the Dollar Stretcher has supplied online readers with frugal living ideas and finance education so that they can “Live Better…for Less.”

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3 New Grocery Trends That Cost You

February 2, 2017

New trends designed to get you to spend more!

Today's debt report

8 Reasons Why You Don’t Have An Emergency Fund

January 19, 2017

Are any of them reasonable?

Work with your landlord to lower the rent.

How To Win A Price Negotiation

December 15, 2016

A strategy that yields results!

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Retirement Strategies For A Non-Working Spouse

November 24, 2016

Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.

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Should You Use a 401k Loan to Pay for a Bathroom Remodel?

November 3, 2016

We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.

Don't fall for student loan scams

Everything You Need To Know About IRS Phone Scams

October 26, 2016

Plus, what to do if you legitimately owe the IRS.

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The Subtle Psychology of Credit Cards

October 20, 2016

Here’s how to understand the emotions of your purchases.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Retirees Fear Running Out of Money

October 6, 2016

We ask a certified financial planner what they can do about it.

If the struggle of gender equality for women, some are ashamed to face their finances, as they hold more debt, not savings

Moving Past Financial Mistakes

September 1, 2016

Don’t let old mistakes ruin your future. Try these five tips.

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How to Get Hired With Bad Credit

August 25, 2016

Yes, it can cost you — unless you know these five things.

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

Are You Financially Unfaithful?

August 18, 2016

If you are, here’s how to live a long and prosperous relationship.