saving money

Americans are Already Strapped for Cash Ahead the Holidays
Holiday spending often turns into credit card debt. These tips can help you minimize debt if you’re already strapped for cash ahead of the holidays.
Are You Afraid of Outliving Your Retirement Savings?
Many Americans fear they won’t have enough money to live comfortably during retirement. We explain how avoid outliving your retirement savings.
How Much Should You Have in Emergency Savings?
Emergency savings is essential to cover unexpected expenses like home and car repairs, as well as to give you a financial safety net in case you lose your job or can’t work due to a medical emergency. But how much should you have in emergency savings and how much do average Americans actually save?
10 Money-Saving Summer Budget Tips
It’s the official start of summer 2018, which makes it the perfect time to set a summer budget so you can avoid credit card debt and achieve your goals. Consolidated Credit offers 10 money-saving tips.
8 Money-Saving Ideas for Mother’s Day 2018

By the time Mother’s Day rolls around, Americans would’ve have already spent $23.1 billion on gifts for mom, according to the National Retail Federation(NRF). Mothers are special in every way. How can you spoil that special mom or mother figure in your life without going into credit card debt? Here are 8 money-saving ideas.

End of Year Financial Tips
As we approach New Year, it’s time to get your finances organized for 2018. Consolidated Credit offers end of year financial tips to help you get started.
Tiny houses: big rewards, bigger challenges
Big Leap to a Tiny House Lifestyle
Downsizing to a tiny house may save money over time, but the upfront costs and restrictions in location can present sizable challenges for most families.
You can save money without going crazy with extreme couponing
Extreme Couponing Isn’t All That Extreme
You may think you have to go crazy with extreme couponing if you really want to save money, but the truth is you can get great deals without getting crazy.
DIY and how to save money at Home Depot
12 Ways to Save Money at Home Depot
Home Depot is a great place to shop to avoid paying a contractor, But you have to be savvy if you really want to save money at Home Depot with DIY.
Go Ahead and Be a Sellout

By Jennifer Derrick A long time ago I had high artistic ideals. I wanted my work to change the world, to bring awareness to important issues, and to be “great.” That lasted until I was out of college. That’s when I realized that I had to eat, pay rent, and fill up my gas tank. […]

DIY Thursday: Create the perfect meal for your mom this Mother’s Day

By Jessica Williams Mother’s Day is a day set aside to honor all of the mothers of the world. This year, give the mother in your life a day off and cook her a full meal that includes drinks, appetizers, and a dessert. Here are some recipes that won’t cost you much money or time, […]

Cashless toll roads and rental cars: 6 tips

By Melody Warnick The advent of electronic-toll highways was designed to make traveling down toll roads easier for harried drivers. Goodbye brake lights, lines of cars and fumbling for coins, hello electronic transponders and license plate-readers. But if you’re in a rental car in an unfamiliar city, driving on an e-toll road with no cash […]

7 signs you need to cash in your rewards – now!

By Tony Mecia Some people collect baseball cards. Others favor classic cars or coins. But one item you should not hoard, experts say, is credit-card reward points. It can be tempting to stockpile reward points and envision a far-flung, luxurious vacation someday, paid for with the trove of airline frequent-flier miles and hotel points you’ve […]

How Some are getting Paid to Lose Weight

By Jeffrey Strain Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you want to achieve, then the social dieting website DietBet may be exactly […]

Money saving strategies for single parents
Money-Saving Strategies for Single Moms & Dads
Single parents often struggle to make ends meet with only one income to support the household. These money saving strategies can improve your budget.