Amazon Prime Day: How to Score the Best Deals on July 15

July 13, 2015

Many retailers are celebrating Christmas in July this month with savings on various goods, but one retailer in particular is taking this sales strategy a step further. Amazon recently announced the first annual “Prime Day” to be held on Wednesday, July 15, promising deals bigger than Black Friday. The hype leading up to the shopping […]

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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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Study Shows That Millennials Develop Their Financial Habits from Friends

December 2, 2013

By April Lewis-Parks Are you a millennial? Did you know that 78 percent of twenty-five to thirty-four year olds look to their friends’ financial habits when determining their own? Instead of doing their own research and finding out what financial habits best work for them, they try to emulate their friends’ lifestyle. They wear what […]

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DIY Thursday: Do-It-Yourself Beauty Treatments

November 7, 2013

By Jessica Williams Don’t have the time or money to take a spa day. That’s fine. We are bringing the spa to you with these easy to follow at-home beauty treatments. 1. Honey Hair Conditioner Ingredients: • 1 ripe persimmon • 1 sprig of rosemary • ¼ cup of almond or olive oil • 4 […]

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5 Money Management Tips Every Woman Should Know

September 27, 2013

By Luna Jaffe While women are earning bigger paychecks and many consider themselves their family’s Chief Financial Officer, nearly half fear they’ll end up broke and homeless and 54 percent feel alienated by a financial industry they say is male oriented. The Great Recession prompted more women to get involved in financial matters, but more […]

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Planning for an American Dream Retirement

August 7, 2013

By Ginny Grimsley ‘Financial Engineer’ Shares 4 Secrets Everyone Should Know It’s no wonder baby boomers worry about outliving their retirement savings. One out of four 65-year-olds today can expect to live past 90, and if they’re married, one of every four will live even longer. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day, it’s a […]

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Preparing For Back to School on a Budget

July 24, 2013

By Jessica Williams Summer is halfway over, and now is the time to begin planning and making purchases towards your child’s school supply list. It is important, when planning your budget, to prioritize your shopping list by what is needed, and determine with your child or their teacher the items that you can hold off […]

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2013 Sales Tax Holiday includes Computers and Tablets

July 1, 2013

By Sijun Li With the start of July, businesses and consumers alike are prepping for the 2013 Sales Tax Holiday. The big newsflash in Florida this year is that computers and tablets under $750 will be included in the tax-free sale. This can yield a great discount (up to $52.50!) to anyone who plans to […]

Lifestyle, Deals

How to End a Bad Relationship with Your Credit Card

April 30, 2013

  By April Lewis-Parks Your credit card may be your best friend when it comes to long shopping trips, booking vacations and your weekly manicure and pedicure sessions, but when the end of the month rolls around and your bill comes due, you may realize that your relationship with credit is more toxic than beneficial. […]

Credit, Debt, Lifestyle

Shopping Wisely Can Lead to Thousands in Savings

April 1, 2013

By April Lewis-Parks Shopping for a new summer wardrobe or booking travel plans for a long-awaited vacation can be an exciting and you may jump at the first reasonable price you see. However, the difference between shopping around a little bit and exploring every discount possibility can mean the difference of thousands of dollars in […]

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

February 25, 2013

By Katie Bryan America Saves Week February 25 – March 2, 2013 is chance for individuals to assess their own saving status and take financial action. Studies reveal that having a savings plan with specific goals can have beneficial financial effects, even for lower-income families. Here are 4 easy ways to get involved in America […]

Credit, Lifestyle

Have You Planned Ahead for These Common Emergencies?

February 4, 2013

By Ines Mato Many people are aware that financial emergencies can occur at the drop of a pin, and plan accordingly by saving a small sum to cover these potential disasters. Unfortunately, a greater number of individuals carry the “it won’t happen to me” mentality, which can put their financial security in jeopardy. Some aspects […]

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