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Jennifer In the City

Jennifer being a financial and affordable lifestyle expert, writer, and commentator means she is always on the GO! From being heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors in Washington, DC and New York to being on the constant look out for the best deals and steals in home décor, health & beauty, and travel, and offering her tips for financial success online and on-air; how does a busy girl do it all?

Well, watch Jennifer as her adventures, experiences, and travels bring you the best  budget-friendly products, vendors & processes to live your best life without going broke! Be sure to check here periodically for her best picks so that finances, affordable living and thriving don’t have to be a chore.

6 Smart Things to do With Your Tax Refund!

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It’s that time of year, tax refund season, yes, that time when some of you get money back from your tax return.  What do you do with the money now? Of course, your first thought may be to spend it all, especially since it is “found” money, but wait, there are better choices. Here are […]

5 Places You Should Not Use Your Debit Card

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These days everything is about convenience and it has never been easier to spend your money.  Every store takes your debit card, there are ATM kiosks everywhere and now you can even tap you phone in a store and pay with the stored financial information. But does it pay to use your debit card all […]

The Best Way to Improve Your Credit, Start Now

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Credit has become such a big part of our lives, from buying a house or car to health insurance and employment background checks. Credit is important. Looking to improve yours this year? Follow these tips to get started!   Pull a free copy of your credit report. Know where you stand with your credit now. […]

Taking Charge of Your Finances in 2016!!

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It is a New Year and that means a fresh start and a great time to get your money under control! Follow these tips to take charge of your finances in 2016! 1.) Write it all down! Figure out where your money is going. I can’t tell you how many people get to the end […]

A Great Thanksgiving Without Breaking the Bank!!!

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Use My Tips for so you can enjoy your Thanksgiving without breaking the bank!   Keep an eye out for local deals. Local newspapers and TV stations often post updated lists the weeks before Thanksgiving on food prices at various grocery stores.  Cross referencing with your grocery list is one way to shave a few […]

November’s 1st Money Tip!

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I get asked this question all the time! How much to tip in a restaurant and when? Here is a great rule of thumb for tipping and when. When ordering drinks at the bar only? Tip a dollar per drink to the bartender. Ordering food at the bar? Tip 10% of the bill. Dinner in […]

Thursday’s Money Tip!!!

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This week’s Money Tip is How To Save Money on Everyday Expenses The FIRST place to look when trying to save money is at home! How much are you spending on Cable, the Cell Phone Bill, Home Internet and Groceries? Start going through these bills line by line to see where you can cut back. […]

This Week’s Money Tip!!!

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Getting Through the Work Week Without Spending All of Your Cash. It is so easy Monday-Friday to spend all of your money on lunch. The 3pm snack or coffee break and happy hour. But if you continue to do this, you will always be broke. Starting now, bring lunch to work as much as you […]

Best Deals for Fall

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The last days of warm weather can feel a little weird. Fun in the sun is winding down. It’s a time marked mostly by back-to-school sales, but there are deals out there for the adults as well. Sale, sale, sale!!! The Fall is a great time to put your hard-earned money to work. Sales typically […]