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 […]

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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. […]

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How to Gain Financial Success Even When Money is Scarce

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 […]

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

July 24, 2014

RPG-Life Transition Specialists Explain The 401(k) has long been regarded as the standard when it comes to planning for retirement. However as Nicole Mayer AIF® CDFA™ of RPG- Life Transition Specialists points out, there are costly mistakes to avoid when stashing away your savings.  “From failing to take advantage of matched contributions to hidden fees […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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7 Ways to Automate Your Savings

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 […]

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DIY Thursdays: How to DIY and SAVE at the Same Time

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 […]

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5 Easy Ways to Get Involved in America Saves Week and Save Successfully

February 26, 2014

By Katie Bryan America Saves Week February 24 – March 1, 2014 is chance for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Now is the time to take action and Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Take the […]

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A Guide for Women on Saving Money While Buying a Car

January 10, 2014

By Nik Donovic More than half of all vehicle purchases in the United States are made by women, and a whopping 95% of them list safety as their most important consideration when buying a car. Women seem to understand that safety features not only help drivers avoid car accidents, but they also help minimize injury […]

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Ways to Lower Your Child Care Costs

December 6, 2013

By April Lewis-Parks Did you know that most parents end up spending between $15,000 and $30,000 each year for child care expenses? In most American cities, parents can end up spending more than $30,000 for a full time nanny or two children attending a high-quality day care center. Even those well-planned date nights can add […]

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