A Back-To-School Guide for Parents and Marketers

August 12, 2016

School will soon be in session but it still isn’t too late to get some back-to-school shopping and marketing tips. Although it isn’t the biggest shopping season, Americans will spend billions on back-to-school shopping this year. Check out The Shelf’s Infographic for tips on how to “rock your back to school sales and marketing.”


How to Factor a F#@! Off Fund into Your Budget

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.


8 Things You Need To Know Before Buying a Christmas Tree

December 4, 2015

By: Andrea Woroch Are you Team Real or Team Faux when it comes to Christmas trees? Every holiday season, approximately 33 million real trees are sold in the U.S., compared to 9.5 million fake ones. And together, the total expenditure on Christmas Trees reaches nearly $2 billion annually. Regardless of which side you’re on, there […]


Is your City Coupon-Savvy? You’ll Never Guess Which City Is Savviest

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 […]


Expecting an Inheritance? 3 Tips to avoid wasting sudden wealth

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. […]


The Buzz on Black Friday Deals and Steals

November 19, 2014

BThe holidays are here which means giving, receiving and spending. With Black Friday just over a week away,  and with ads coming at you from all directions, we figure we’d help you sift them out a little. Louis Ramirez, senior feature writer at dealnews.com have compiled the Best Black Friday Ads so far to save […]

Deals, Lifestyle

Gain financial success in spite of limited means

How to Gain Financial Success Even When Money is Scarce

November 4, 2014

Getting ahead can seem almost impossible if you’re living on a limited budget and just trying to make ends meet. We look at one woman’s story of struggling to get ahead on limited means to bring out a bigger picture of steps you can take to make financial gains even with limited means.


401(k) mistakes could put your retirement at risk

Four 401(k) Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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.


Saving Money is Not a Sacrifice. It’s an Investment in Your Future.

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 […]


Et Tu, Netflix? Recent Price Hikes & Savings Tips

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 […]


The ridiculously simple way to save on everything

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 […]


5 Ways to Save More Money This Spring

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. […]


10 Ways to Save Money on Easter

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 […]


Is It Worth the Money to Get a Flu Shot?

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 […]