Find out how to make some extra money this summer. If you need extra bucks, you might need to forego some pool time or playtime. But the good news is, many jobs are fun in and of themselves. Some jobs might start as temporary ones that last for a day or so, but they could lead Read More →

summer gas prices

As summer approaches and the thermometer starts hitting the hundreds, the price of a gallon of gasoline creeps up right along with it. With little league games, family road trips and your daily commute, the cost of getting around can burn up more of your budget than you may have planned for. Luckily, there are Read More →

BBQ Grill

Springtime is a great time to shake off the winter blues, take care of some honey-dos, and enjoy the outdoors, but it also can come with many extra expenses to think about. Here are some ways to save money and enjoy the Spring! Play Outside Now that it’s warming up, you have a perfect excuse Read More →

Inexpensive Easter

Easter is a fun way to celebrate and welcome Spring, but don’t go broke trying to plan the perfect celebration! Here are some frugal ways to bring the festivities without breaking the budget. Reuse Last Year’s Decorations You don’t have to buy what you already have. Hang on to your Easter baskets, grass lining, plastic Read More →


Spring break doesn’t mean a break from your budget. Everyone imagines going on vacation, big cruise ships and other crazy expenses, but with the sun coming out you can actually spend less than you think to have a good time. Try some of these affordable ways to say hello to spring without saying goodbye to Read More →

Tax tips

Filing your taxes can be a daunting task. Sometimes you don’t want to look through all the forms, or you’re terrified of making a mistake and having Uncle Sam come knocking at your door. Or maybe you put it off because you know you’re going to owe money and you can’t pay it off. Regardless, Read More →


It’s always a joy to have a new addition to your family, but the harsh reality is that a newborn child is often the recipient of a majority of our budget. Between pediatricians, clothing, toys, and even strollers or car seats, we often have to dive deep into our pockets in order to welcome the Read More →


Once you get your financial house organized, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It’s tough to get on the right track financially when you have paperwork piled all over the place. The downsides are that you might miss due dates on bills, lose important receipts or other types of documents, such as your homeowners Read More →


Financial struggles can seem like a problem that just won’t go away. Because money affects every part of life, it has to be constantly managed. Having the right attitude and planning ahead can help you stop worrying about money and allow you to relax more and be proud of your financial accomplishments. The key is to think ahead and know which measures to take to be responsible in your spending and save accordingly. Here are some tips as to how you can go about doing this
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Spring is the perfect time to clean your house after a long winter’s hibernation, and it’s a good time to clean your financial house, too.  Right after doing your taxes, it is probably the best time to get your finances in order because you should have all your financial papers and information gathered in one Read More →


We all love having a night out with our friends. It gives us a chance to catch up with the people we know and love, as well as providing an opportunity to make new memories. However, it is easy to overspend on a night out. Read More →

Ways to Build Up Your Credit Score

Having good credit is essential for maintaining a sound financial future. Banks and credit card issuers have recently strengthened their lending requirements, making good credit history more necessary than ever before. Without a strong credit score, you may have trouble getting approved for a mortgage loan for a home or a loan to start a Read More →


You are involved in a car accident. Whether the accident is your fault or not, there are certain things you need to do immediately after the accident. Read More →

Tax Refund

Millions of Americans will receive checks in the mail in the coming weeks from the IRS. Here is a great article on things to do and not to do if you’re getting a tax refund. Tax Refund: 10 Things To Do & 5 Things Not To Do By Trent Hamm Last updated September 11, 2014 Tax season Read More →

How to Pull Off A Weekend Getaway on a Budget This article first appeared at U.S. News and World Report Money. Think about experience, not location. Why do we want this weekend of escape? We want to spend it together, first and foremost. The real value in an escape weekend is to retreat from the Read More →

8 Habits for Financial Success

Financially successful people have several habits in common. Here are 8 habits I’ve observed in people who are successful financially: 1. They spend less than they earn. Spend less than you earn, prepare well for emergencies and catastrophic events, and you’ll be in pretty good shape right there. 2. They are concerned with how much Read More →

Now that it’s the New Year, what is your biggest financial goal for 2015? Saving money tops this list. Americans essentially share the same financial goals, which, for the most part, can be boiled down to saving money, paying off debt and retiring comfortably. But with a sea of financial advice out there — as Read More →

Frugal baking

Fall is generally not when you want to spend extra money on family activities. You probably just spent a lot of money on back-to-school items, and now need to save for holiday shopping. The good news is that you can find plenty of cheap or even free fun family activities to do this fall.  Make Read More →

christmas at the mall

You know the routine: you spend about $800 or $900 on holiday shopping if you are like the average American, and then you get into credit card debt when January bills come in. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you start planning for the holidays a couple of months or so before they Read More →

Cheap concert tickets

You can enjoy concerts even more once you learn some money-saving tips. Be a Fan Go to the website of artists who are coming to your town to see whether they offer discounts to fans. Sometimes by signing up through a fan club or by following them on social media, you can get discount tickets. Read More →


If you’ve run out of cheap ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer, read on! Create Your Own Summer Camp If you fondly remember the days you spent away from home at summer camp but you don’t want to pay the enormous cost of what many camps charge these days, you can always create Read More →

save money for college

Hearing the label of being a “broke college student” is one of the most common clichés today, but given the state of education and student loans, this label is extremely fitting. According to Chronicle of Higher Education, of the 20 million Americans that attend college each year, roughly 12 million have turned to student loans Read More →


The way our society functions often prompts us to borrow money to accomplish life achievements, like buying a house. Other times, emergencies come up when we’re low on funds, and we turn to borrowing to help us through the urgent situation. While borrowing can be necessary sometimes, making responsible decisions and only taking out loans Read More →

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