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7 Ways to Save Money on a Road Trip
You don’t have to sideswipe your budget every time you hit the highway. If you’re traveling for a holiday, weekend getaway or cross-country vacation, here are 7 top tips for spending less.
10 Tips To Help Your Teens Become Financially Independent
A new survey finds that only half of teens see achieving financial independence from parents as a key financial goal for the future. We look at the survey stats and offer ten key tips for helping teens learn ow to become financially independent.
5 Essential Finance Tips for High School Seniors
Early start in personal finance leads to financially independent adults. Amber Westover shares 5 tips to help high school seniors gain financial confidence.
How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost at Your House?
Americans spend over a $1 Billion on Thanksgiving. Money expert Michelle Hutchison says the key to surviving Turkey Day debt-free is to budget.
65 Ways to Stretch Your Wedding Budget, Without Giving Up the Luxury
Getting married? Bella Sera has 65 tips to help make your wedding day spectacular and luxurious without breaking the bank or your budget.
How To Tailgate On A Budget
It's football season which means it's also tailgating season.These 4 tips will help you score big on party essentials and food without breaking the bank.
A Back-To-School Guide for Parents and Marketers

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.”

Infographic: Avoiding Olympic-Sized Debt
The Summer Olympic games are here.While many will watch from their homes, others will travel to Rio. Budget‬ carefully to avoid Olympic-Sized Debt.
7 Steps to Avert Becoming a “Bag Lady”

Life’s circumstances can change in a blink of an eye and you can suddenly find yourself living in different shoes. Many women, both those who are wealthy and those who are a little less so, fear becoming penniless and homeless as they get to retirement age. So if you harbor those fears, you’re not alone. […]

Expecting an Inheritance? 3 Tips to avoid wasting sudden wealth

$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. […]

Think you love Green Bean Casserole? Not more than Kentuckians

Thirty million green bean casseroles! That’s the number expected to grace the tables of Americans across the country this Thanksgiving. Del Monte – distributor and marketer of green beans asked 1,500 Americans how fond they are of the “Classic” green-bean casserole side dish. Who loves it the most?  Kentucky, where 78 percent of residents “really […]

Your Thirties Can Kill Your Finances

By Jennifer Derrick When it comes to living dangerously with your finances, it seems as though your thirties are the most dangerous decade. Obviously you have to be mindful of your money habits throughout your life because it’s possible to screw up with you’re very young and very old, but special care should be given […]

10 Ways to Save Money on Easter

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 […]

DIY Thursdays: Create Your Own Easter Basket

Creating your Easter basket can not only save you money, but add a personal touch to your child or loved ones’ baskets. Think outside of the box! Who is the basket for? What do they like? What interests do they have? Once you have decided on a theme, make a tip to your local dollar […]

How to Navigate A Single Mom’s Mother’s Day

We’re well into the 21st century, and the rise of single-parent families means single moms aren’t alone in the world. Emotional support and camaraderie are out there, along with other perks like carpools and swapped babysitting nights. But friends, sisters and even mothers of single moms are often unsure how to celebrate Mother’s Day. Even […]

DIY Thursday: Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Any Budget

St. Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century commemorating St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland while celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish. Every March 17th we wear green attire, display shamrocks while attending local parades, festivals, and parties. If you are one of […]

Romantic “On A Budget” Valentine Day Ideas

Are you still trying to figure out what you want to do today for Valentine’s? Are you strapped for cash but still want to show that special somebody that you care? Here are some frugal ideas to help you plan the perfect evening that won’t send you over your budget. Prepare A Meal Together Try […]

DIY Thursdays: Easy and Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Treat for your Co-Workers, Kid’s Class, or That Special Someone

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and most people are still recovering from the spending that they did during the holiday season. So to help you celebrate the holiday of love on a budget, we have the perfect sweet treat that you can give out to co-workers, friends, kids, or that special someone in your […]

Steps That Will Lead You to Financial Security as a Single Parent

Being a single parent can be mentally draining as well as financially exhausting. It doesn’t mean that you have to be destined for the welfare line or a government recipient. It also doesn’t mean that you have to get free lunches for your children or live with your adult parents. To truly be financially successful […]

Ways to Save Money on Gifts This Holiday Season

Don’t forfeit your wallet to the holiday gifts this year. Be smart and plan…plan…plan. Start now. Create a list of the people who you have to purchase gifts for. Think outside the box on what they may like and what their interests are. Most of the times, the best gifts are the ones that are […]