April 1, 2016
Having an emergency savings fund is essential – particularly if you want to make a major change in your life like telling your boss that you quit or jumping ship on a bad live-in relationship. Here’s how you can actually generate the funds to tell people to f#@! off.
July 13, 2015
Forget Black Friday, frugal online shoppers may find Amazon Prime Day to be a better day to find the best deals. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and use these seven recommendations from guest poster Andrea Woroch to save big.
May 29, 2015
When we hear of a coupon clipper, most of our minds instinctively gravitate towards poor, low income or elderly – not to a city where the average household income is over $75,000. And, when we hear of San Francisco, the natural connection is with an expensive city, high standard of living and the iconic Golden […]
December 19, 2014
$177,000! That’s the average amount an American is expected to inherit according to HSBC Holdings, a banking company. The cliche “easy come, easy go,” should never apply to an inheritance, but often does. Studies show heirs lose, spend or donate half of their inheritance. Although you didn’t work for it, bear in mind that Aunt Tilly or Grandpa Tom probably worked really hard to amass the wealth they have passed on to you. […]
November 4, 2014
By: Monica Victor Janet is in her late thirties and shares an apartment with her two siblings and two nieces. She has two degrees, little job experience and over $45,000 in student loan debt. Post-graduation, it took Janet a year to gain employment. She settled for a job, albeit fun, pays little – she can […]
July 24, 2014
The road to retirement can be tough, especially if you make one of these four mistakes with your 401(k) plan through your employer. Get the buzz on what you need to avoid to keep your retirement plans on track so you can hit your golden years in style.
May 27, 2014
By Jeffrey Strain One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things that have lead to them not being in order. If you continue […]
April 30, 2014
By Andrea Woroch And another one bites the dust. Netflix announced its intention to increase the online streaming service by as much as $2 per month for new subscribers. Current subscribers are safe from the increase according to the company, at least for now. The creator of “House of Cards” isn’t the only service to […]
April 23, 2014
By Charles Passy George Costanza has nothing on me. Sure, the hapless “Seinfeld” character (played by Jason Alexander) may have gained a measure of fame — or infamy, depending on how you view it — for his “double dipping .” But I’m a quadruple-down kinda guy myself. Costanza was literally diving his hand into the […]
April 22, 2014
By Anisha Sekar Whether you’re saving for that summer vacation or still recovering from big spending over the winter holidays, spring is the perfect time to reassess your finances. You’re already doing your taxes, so you probably have money on your mind anyway. Save some extra cash this spring by heeding the following tips. 1. […]
April 18, 2014
By Danielle Warchol Like most holidays, preparing for Easter can put a dent into your budget if you aren’t careful. If you have children, you probably know that buying new clothes, gifts, or other Easter accessories adds up very quickly, and can cause unexpected stress to your monthly budget. Here are a few ways to […]
March 19, 2014
By Jeffrey Strain The flu season only has a few more weeks left, and some people may be wondering whether or not this late in the season it still makes sense to get a flu shot. Health officials in the US are urging anyone who still hasn’t gotten a flu shot to go out and […]
February 28, 2014
By Meg Favreau Anybody who has ditched plans to eat a salad to scarf down a plate of nachos instead (like I did, um, yesterday) can tell you that even though we humans usually know what’s best for us, it’s sometimes difficult to actually do the right thing. This is especially true when it comes […]
February 27, 2014
By Jessica Williams DIY projects all have the hidden agenda of saving you money. When you begin to take a look at your finances, chances are that you will begin to see exactly how much you are overpaying for everyday conveniences. From ordering take out a few time a week to paying for a cleaning […]
February 26, 2014
It’s America Saves Week again, making it the perfect time to brush up on your saving strategy so you can actually reach your financial goals. Our guest poster Katie Bryan offers five ways to get involved in America Saves Week so you can get on the right financial path.