Documents You Need When Disaster Strikes

When a hurricane, tornado, or forest fire seems to be on the path towards your home, the only thing you are probably thinking about is you and your family’s safety. But after safety, it is important to have a checklist with the financial documents you may need or want after the disaster. Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, there are some “must have” … Continue reading Documents You Need When Disaster Strikes

Are You Living Paycheck to Paycheck? You’re Not Alone!

According to a recent survey conducted early this summer by CareerBuilder, 42% of workers are having trouble making their ends meet and are living paycheck to paycheck. From this group, 14% of them are workers earning six figures, showing that every almost every demographic is having trouble saving money during since the recession. So if you are worried about your finances and savings, you’re not … Continue reading Are You Living Paycheck to Paycheck? You’re Not Alone!

Dealing with Daily Deals

Are you hooked on daily deals from websites like Groupon or LivingSocial? A recent study announced that almost 50% of consumers subscribe a daily deals website. Between 2010 and 2011, these sites had a revenue growth of 40%! But despite their success, it is important for us as consumers to be wary when making purchases. It may always seem like a good deal because of … Continue reading Dealing with Daily Deals

Renting Textbooks Can Help Reduce College Costs

We all know that going to college can put a major strain on your finances. On top of tuition, housing, and meal plans, the cost for textbooks can be high. A new trend for students with textbooks is to rent instead of buy. Most likely you will not use your textbooks after the course is over, so there is no need to buy the textbook, … Continue reading Renting Textbooks Can Help Reduce College Costs

LOUISIANA SALES TAX HOLIDAY THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY!

Attention teachers, parents, and students: states nationwide are providing tax free holiday weekends just in time for back to school shopping! This weekend, Louisiana will provide exemption from state taxes on the first $2,500 of tangible consumer purchases. The 4% state tax will be removed, but taxes imposed by parishes, municipalities, and other political subdivisions will still apply.  For Louisiana, the holiday will officially begin … Continue reading LOUISIANA SALES TAX HOLIDAY THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY!