Courtney Hall

Posts by Courtney Hall:

Summer wedding reception done in style
Summer Wedding Costs, How to be a Gracious Guest without Going Broke
Summer wedding costs can get expensive, including for your guests. We help wedding attendees be gracious without going broke on travel costs.
Don’t Forget About Mom

  Mother’s Day is about taking a moment to thank mom for all the hard work and care she’s put into raising her most beloved possession – you. Your mother has done a great deal to nurture and protect you from infancy through adulthood and now it’s your turn to say thank you! Make sure […]

Perfect Plan for a Summer Retreat

  Summer is right around the corner. The kids are off from school, the weather is sunny and warm and everyone is looking forward to a relaxing vacation. Summer has become almost synonymous with beaches and sunshine not to mention the hefty price tag. While planning a summer beach resort vacation may not fit into […]

Mother’s Day on a Budget

  Mother’s Day is May 13, 2012 and it’s that time again to spend a day showing mom just how much she means. In terms of expense, Mother’s Day is currently number two on the gift giving scale. Many restaurants also report it’s their busiest day of the year and telephone providers report it’s also […]

Fresh Up Your Home for Spring

  Bring a fresh look to your home for spring without having to break the bank. Spring has arrived and it’s the perfect time to change it up a bit. Beyond just the boring spring cleaning, consider brightening up your home with new paint and accessories. Don’t worry this won’t wreck havoc on your finances […]

Celebrate Take Your Kids to Work Day

April 26 is National Take Your Kids to Work Day — not to mention the entire month of April is National Financial Literacy Month, so why not use this time to teach your kids about the financial world. Teach them practical financial skills such as earning money, paying bills, and how to afford the things […]

Can You Afford Your Taxes

Have you planned for your taxes? It’s all too common for people to spend and spend — running up a huge credit card bill right as tax season sets in. Unfortunately, this leaves many blind-sided when their tax refund never comes and instead they’re stuck owing money to good ole Uncle Sam. Even worse is […]

Protect Your Credit Report

  Do you regularly monitor your credit report? I strongly advise you to start doing so if you’re not already. There is no worse feeling then seeing a debt that isn’t yours show up on your credit report. And why in the world would you want to be stuck carrying the weight of someone else’s […]

Enjoy Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank!

  Between family vacation and teenagers heading out with friends, the ways to overspend during the spring break season are endless. Even more unnerving are all the ways in which your finances can be put at risk. Credit safety and security should remain top priorities at all times. You need to be monitoring your credit […]

Leave Your Credit Card at Home on St. Patrick’s Day

  According to a 2009 survey, about 1 in 5 adults will celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day. No doubt green cocktails and Guinness pints will be flowing but make sure you have a plan to not overspend. A long night of celebrating can wreck havoc not only on your body but on your finances, there’s […]

Take Control of Your Credit

Those little numbers on your credit score reveal big things about you and the state of your finances. People commonly confuse credit scores and credit reports, thinking they’re interchangeable – admittedly I was one of them! I am going to break it down for you, credit scores use the data found on your credit report […]

Celebrate National Consumer Protection Week

  March 4th through 10th is National Consumer Protection Week in the United States.  As a nationwide campaign, federal, state, and local governments come together to encourage consumers to get informed about protecting their finances. Whether its identity theft or financial fraud, the impact scams can have on the safety and security of your financial […]

5 Things to Consider Before Spending

  People all across the United States changed their spending habits since the recession hit in late 2007. Pinching pennies and paying off debt became the new way to live. Splurging for big purchases was simply out of the question, even if it was for something useful such as a new appliance or electronic device. […]

Do you spend a $1,000 a year on a cup of morning Joe?

  Being shouldered with credit card debt or finding it difficult to make ends meet every month can be a stressful situation, but many people may not be aware of the small changes they can make to their spending and the large results these simple alterations can have on their overall financial condition. If you […]

7 Sagaciousness Super Bowl Saving Tips

An estimated 111 million people will watch the New England Patriots and New York Giants go head-to-head Sunday for the 46th Super Bowl.  Millions of people are planning their Super Bowl parties and on average they will spend between $50 and $100. Let’s face it, feeding a room full of hungry football fanatics doesn’t come […]

Celebrate as the clock strikes midnight
When the Clock Strikes Midnight….Where Will You Be?
We have the skinny on 5 New Year's hotspots and how much it will cost to travel there so you can party in style as the clock strikes midnight.
7 Year-End Tax Tips: How You Can Save Money

Even though you usually think of April has tax time, the reality is you can prepare and save all year long. Wouldn’t it be nice to worry less about the amount you’re going to pay to dear old Uncle Sam! 2011 is coming to an end and you need to take a look and to […]

Are You Paying Too Much For Auto Insurance?

People are constantly overpaying for car insurance without even realizing it. Even more surprising is that many people truly believe they are getting the best rates available. Others think that finding low priced auto insurance would take too much time and effort and this is why people keep paying outrageous premiums. Most people never even […]

What Would Your Social Media Score Be?

Are you careful about what you’re putting out on social networking sites? If not, you may want to reconsider as insurance companies have begun snooping on social media sites for the inside scoop on their customers. Even more unnerving is the fact that the information they find about your personal life could be combined into […]