tips

How Much Should You Tip in 2017?
A new poll reveals credit card holders are some of the best tippers in the U.S., but how much should you tip in 2017? Who should you tip or not tip?.
Creative Ways to Lower Your Credit Card Bill this Summer

 by April Lewis-Parks Being strapped down with credit card bills can create stress and make it more difficult to save money. In addition, heavy balances take away from your ability to use your money in more meaningful ways, such as booking a trip or taking part in a new activity or class. One of the […]

Panic Sets in and People Spend on Impulse… The Countdown has Begun!

By April Lewis-Parks What do you have left on your shopping list?  A survey from the National Retail Federation found that most people still had half of their shopping to do, and 37% hadn’t even started. Less than 10% were finished, so it’s safe to say many of us are procrastinators. Debt problems can be […]

Top 3 Tips to Avoid Credit Card Debt During the Holidays

By April Lewis-Parks There are few things better during the holidays than finding the perfect gift for someone you care about, but sometimes the relief that comes with scouting out the right present for your new mother-in-law or a great accessory for a close friend can come with a heftier price tag that you planned. […]

Thanksgiving Decorating on a Dime

Decorations and family activities help make Thanksgiving it a memorable day.  Decorating for the holidays can run up a hefty bill, but this year it doesn’t have to. Your décor can be traditional and fun all while remaining budget friendly. Decorating on a Dime Tips: Search Around your House: Buy scented candles and then hunt […]

Hurricane Cleanup Tips to Make the Process Quick and Safe

By Courtney Hall Hurricane Irene has come and gone and the cleanup begins. With the 2011 hurricane season in full force you need to be prepared. The stress of post storm cleanup can be overwhelming. Here are some short term tips you can follow to make your hurricane cleanup as hassle-free as possible: Be Cautious. […]