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How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Single Moms
Federal employees who are also single moms are being hit hard by the government shutdown. Learn how some mothers are getting through it - and how you can, too.
6 Mistakes To Avoid When Teaching Your Kids About Money

‘Lead by example’ couldn’t be a truer saying when it comes to teaching children about personal finance. But, as many of these great quotes, it’s much easier said than done.

Instant access to credit cards, the ability to finance pretty much everything, and the never-ending hamster wheel of “keeping up with the Joneses” can make being a role model really challenging. But ignoring it isn’t an option either if you want to raise financially responsible adults. After all, debt can destroy a person’s entire adulthood, and it can quite literally happen in the blink of an eye…

Time to Start Planning for Christmas 2018! (No, We’re Not Kidding)
Now that the holidays are over, take these steps to start budgeting and saving for Christmas 2018. Start now to avoid the dreaded holiday debt hangover!
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.”

How to Factor a F#@! Off Fund into Your Budget
You know you need an emergency fund if you want to make the moves you want in life, but how do you establish your financial safety net on a limited budget?
8 Things You Need To Know Before Buying a Christmas Tree

By: Andrea Woroch Are you Team Real or Team Faux when it comes to Christmas trees? Every holiday season, approximately 33 million real trees are sold in the U.S., compared to 9.5 million fake ones. And together, the total expenditure on Christmas Trees reaches nearly $2 billion annually. Regardless of which side you’re on, there […]

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Amazon Prime Day: How to Score the Best Deals on July 15
Amazon Prime Day is the perfect day to save money, particularly on winter holiday shopping. This might just be better than Black Friday for deals!
Is your City Coupon-Savvy? You’ll Never Guess Which City Is Savviest

When we hear of a coupon clipper, most of our minds instinctively gravitate towards poor, low income or elderly – not to a city where the average household income is over $75,000.  And, when we hear of San Francisco, the natural connection is with an expensive city, high standard of living and the iconic Golden […]

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. […]

The Buzz on Black Friday Deals and Steals

BThe holidays are here which means giving, receiving and spending. With Black Friday just over a week away,  and with ads coming at you from all directions, we figure we’d help you sift them out a little. Louis Ramirez, senior feature writer at dealnews.com have compiled the Best Black Friday Ads so far to save […]

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How to Gain Financial Success Even When Money is Scarce
You might feel limited by a tight budget, but with the right strategy you can gain financial success even when money is scarce. Here's how you get ahead.
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Four 401(k) Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make
Saving for retirement is key but if you make one of these 401(k) mistakes then you could setyour retirement plans back from reaching your golden years.
Saving Money is Not a Sacrifice. It’s an Investment in Your Future.

By Jeffrey Strain One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things that have lead to them not being in order. If you continue […]

Et Tu, Netflix? Recent Price Hikes & Savings Tips

By Andrea Woroch And another one bites the dust. Netflix announced its intention to increase the online streaming service by as much as $2 per month for new subscribers. Current subscribers are safe from the increase according to the company, at least for now. The creator of “House of Cards” isn’t the only service to […]

The ridiculously simple way to save on everything

By Charles Passy George Costanza has nothing on me. Sure, the hapless “Seinfeld” character (played by Jason Alexander) may have gained a measure of fame — or infamy, depending on how you view it — for his “double dipping .” But I’m a quadruple-down kinda guy myself. Costanza was literally diving his hand into the […]