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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.


Achieve a selfie-worthy dream retirement

How to Achieve Your Dream Retirement

January 30, 2015

With all of the news reports these days about delayed retirement and seniors working after 67, you may think it’s impossible to achieve your retirement dreams, but taking these three steps could be key to putting on a path to the retirement you always dreamed about.


Save big on your tax refund this year

Tax Refund: 5 Good vs. Better Ways to Use It

April 2, 2014

If expect to receive a tax refund this year from your annual income taxes, we have five good and better suggestions on how you can use that money to get ahead and improve your financial situation. Don’t waste this chance to give a much needed boost to your finances and budget.

Debt, Lifestyle

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 […]


Participating in America Saves Week

Are you Participating in America Saves Week?

February 24, 2014

In case you missed it, it’s America Saves Week again and to help you mark the occasion, we have a list of ways you can participate in America Saves events this week. These events will help you get goals, plan and saving effectively for your future.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Find cash flow with these alternatives to credit cards

Students Have Alternatives To Credit Cards

August 21, 2013

Giving a college student a credit card may just as well be handing them a loaded gun. Not all of them will abuse it, but you’re just asking for trouble. With that in mind, our Queen Bee, April Lewis-Parks has four helpful alternatives to credit cards for keeping your college student solvent.


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 […]