DIY Thursdays: Create a Simple, Elegant Bridal Shower

May 15, 2014

By Jessica Williams It’s wedding season. That means brides everywhere are tying up loose ends trying to stick to their special day’s budget in preparation for the wedding of their dreams. If you are a close friend, relative, or co-worker of a bride, give her a break and throw her an inexpensive, but elegant bridal […]

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12 Ways to Save Money at Home Depot

May 13, 2014

By M. Butler Home Depot is a popular place for people who enjoy DIY projects, or are in the middle of renovating or building a house. It’s easy to get lost in their stores, wandering up and down the aisles, and filling your cart with a bunch of different items. Sometimes this means you end […]

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Go Ahead and Be a Sellout

May 12, 2014

By Jennifer Derrick A long time ago I had high artistic ideals. I wanted my work to change the world, to bring awareness to important issues, and to be “great.” That lasted until I was out of college. That’s when I realized that I had to eat, pay rent, and fill up my gas tank. […]

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Cashless toll roads and rental cars: 6 tips

May 5, 2014

By Melody Warnick The advent of electronic-toll highways was designed to make traveling down toll roads easier for harried drivers. Goodbye brake lights, lines of cars and fumbling for coins, hello electronic transponders and license plate-readers. But if you’re in a rental car in an unfamiliar city, driving on an e-toll road with no cash […]

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7 signs you need to cash in your rewards – now!

May 2, 2014

By Tony Mecia Some people collect baseball cards. Others favor classic cars or coins. But one item you should not hoard, experts say, is credit-card reward points. It can be tempting to stockpile reward points and envision a far-flung, luxurious vacation someday, paid for with the trove of airline frequent-flier miles and hotel points you’ve […]

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How Some are getting Paid to Lose Weight

April 14, 2014

By Jeffrey Strain Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you want to achieve, then the social dieting website DietBet may be exactly […]

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Money-Saving Strategies for Single Moms & Dads

March 3, 2014

By April Lewis-Parks There are more than 10.3 million single moms heading up American households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and more than 2.6 million single dads. You are not alone in your solo-parenting journey, but that fact doesn’t make it any less stressful when it comes to finances. While there is no one […]

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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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Are you Participating in America Saves Week?

February 24, 2014

By Jessica Williams Organizations from across the Unites States will be participating in this year’s America Saves Week, which starts today and ends Friday, February 28, 2014. America Saves Week is an annual week that is set aside by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council to help promote good savings behaviors while teaching […]

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Workouts You Can Do at Home to Avoid Gym Fees

January 24, 2014

Guest Post by Niccole Schreck. More than two-thirds of Americans with a gym membership (67 percent) never use them, according to Club Industry, a fitness industry source. With the average cost of a gym membership at a whopping $55 per month, that’s a lot of money going down the drain. Exercising at home is much […]

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Why Are Teens Horrible When It Comes to Dealing with Finances

January 20, 2014

By Jessica Williams A lot of people have made bad financial decisions, but teenagers are definitely guilty of making mistakes with money as they have no real understanding of the value of money or money management. As parents, it is up to us to teach them the proper responsibilities that come with both spending and […]

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DIY Thursdays: Inexpensive Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

December 19, 2013

By Jessica Williams With less than a week left until Christmas, your holiday budget is probably starting to run out. But before you let the panic set in, let us help you to get organized while saving some money. First make sure you have a list of all those who you still need to purchase […]

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DIY Thursdays: Create a Holiday Inspired Snow Globe

December 5, 2013

By Jessica Williams Most people’s first memory of the Christmas season contained a snow globe. For kids this imagery stimulates their imagination and their overall innocence. This is a very simple project that you and your entire family can do together. Materials Needed: • Small figurine • Water-resistant glue • Glitter • Glass jar (with […]

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