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DIY Thursdays: How to DIY and SAVE at the Same Time

DIY projects all have the hidden agenda of saving you money. When you begin to take a look at your finances, chances are that you will begin to see exactly how much you are overpaying for everyday conveniences. From ordering take out a few time a week to paying for a cleaning service, making things […]

Strategize for America Saves Week
5 Easy Ways to Get Involved in America Saves Week and Save Successfully
America Saves Week is the perfect opportunity to check your savings and brush up on your saving strategy so you can reach your financial goals.
America Saves Week helps you set goals
This America Saves Week: Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation
It's that time of year again! America Saves Week is the best opportunity to review your saving strategy and recommit yourself to saving money effectively.
Participating in America Saves Week
Are you Participating in America Saves Week?
We have the details on all of the events you can participate in for America Saves Week to improve your own personal saving strategy and reach your goals.
How to Overcome Excuses in 2014

By Dan Waldschmidt Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt. “Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime; Winston Churchill lost every public election until becoming prime minister at age 62; Henry Ford went bankrupt five times; Albert Einstein was a terrible […]

DIY baby shower favors are adorable
DIY Thursdays: Creative Baby Shower Favors to Fit Any Budget
Baby showers can get extravagant, but these cute DIY baby shower favors will make you party pop without pooping out on your wallet.
Retailers Face Pressure to Boost Cybersecurity Spending

By Dhanya Skariachan and Phil Wahba (Reuters) Target’s decision to speed up a $100 million program to adopt the use of chip-enabled smart cards is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what retailers need to do to defend themselves against future cyber attacks, according to security experts and IT service providers. […]

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: 2 Sweet and Simple Valentine Day Treats

Strawberry Cannoli Ingredients • 1 pint (12 oz) of strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and halved • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar • 1 tub (15 0z) of whole-milk ricotta cheese • 4 ounces of cream cheese • 1 cup of confectioner sugar • ¼ teaspoon of almond extract • 1 box (4 or 5.25 oz) sugar […]

10 Amazing Facts About The Most Expensive Games Ever, the Russian Winter Olympics in Sochi

This year’s Winter Olympics’ spirit represents all that is true, good, and beautiful about the human spirit. There will always be great achievements that will never be forgotten, like Bjorn Daehlie’s 12 Olympic medals, or the Eddie Eagan and him being the only person to ever win a gold medal at both the Summer and […]

Save big on your upcoming wedding day
Wedding Gift Etiquette: Financial Pitfalls of Registries and Cash Gifts
When it comes to giving wedding gifts, registries can get expensive, but cash gifts can be boring. We review wedding gift etiquette that helps avoid debt.
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine’s Day gift, but this month you’ll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software. We’ve sorted through the DealNews archives […]

5 Ways to get a Bigger Tax Refund This Year

By Barbara Weltman Knowing what you’re entitled to write off on your tax return might seem complex and mysterious, but it doesn’t have to be. This year, popular write-offs include deductions for alimony payments, moving expenses (if the move is related to a job relocation or self-employment) and IRA and health savings account contributions. Tax […]

DIY Thursdays: Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats just in Time for Valentine’s Day

This is a very simple recipe from LemonsForLulu.com. I have used it time and time again and it has never let me down. The best part is that it puts a new spin on the old Rice Krispy recipe that we all love. I guarantee you will leave your taste buds watering and wanting more. […]

Let kids fail at finance first to succeed later
How to Let Kids Fail Their Way to Financial Success
Teaching your children key financial lessons that they'll take into adulthood may mean you let kids fail first so they can grow from teaching moments.
Relatively Easy Money Goals That are Said to be Impossible

When talking to friends, family, and even associates about your large financial goals, the first response from them is usually a dismissive one. And if you “dare” to inform them of the nearly impossible financial goal that you have achieved, most of them will automatically think that you are lying or exaggerating the truth. Some […]

Would You Switch Your Phone Carrier for $450?

Pricey smartphone plans may not technically be an “essential” expense—like rent or groceries—but, let’s be honest, nixing our phones altogether often isn’t the first place we look when it comes to tightening our budgets. That’s why we love any opportunity to reduce our phone bills, whether it’s negotiating with the company or cutting back on […]

DIY Thursdays: Fun and Inexpensive Recipes to Kick Off Your Super Bowl Sunday

What are your plans this Super Bowl Sunday? Whether you are planning on attending a party, throwing one, or just spending a quiet evening at home watching the game, make sure that you have the right food for game time. Here are three tasty Super Bowl chicken wing recipes that are guaranteed to keep your […]

Hacking & ID Theft: Are You Next?

By Scott A. Merritt At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the coming months due to more breaches of security at other stores is anyone’s guess, says identity theft recovery expert Scott […]

7 Things Tax Preparers Wish You Would Do

By Geoff Williams Between now and April 15, as you start preparing your taxes, the best thing you can do for your wallet is think about how you can make life easier for your tax preparer. Another way to put it: You can present your preparer with a pile of unorganized receipts and get through […]