Goals, shopping enthusiasm, and timing

Managing your money and putting a priority on your goals sometimes means giving up “extras” in the short term.  How can you do it without feeling like you are depriving yourself of the fun of spontaneous shopping? First – try the obvious – don’t shop!  However, if you are out with friends and stumble onto the perfect (insert you selected item here), try to tell … Continue reading Goals, shopping enthusiasm, and timing

Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

Are you still working on your tax return? With the deadline very close at hand don’t fret, but take these tips that the IRS offers into consideration while finishing your tax returns.

  • Consider filing electronically. If you file electronically and choose to have your tax refund deposited directly into your bank account, you will have your money in as little as 10 days. If you are filing a paper return, be sure to carefully check all numbers.
  • Double check identification numbers. Missing, incorrect or illegible Social Security numbers can delay or reduce a tax refund
  • Check all figures. If you are filing a paper return, you should double-check that you have correctly figured the refund or balance due. Continue reading “Last Minute Tax Filing Tips”

5 Ways to Go Green and Save Green this Summer!

Last week we talked about ways to save on cooling this summer, well here are some more tips for saving on energy and water bills while going green at the same time! If clothes can be washed in cold water, then wash them in cold water whenever possible! Almost 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes is from heating. Use a drying rack … Continue reading 5 Ways to Go Green and Save Green this Summer!