Five Bad Habits That are Costing You Money

Here is a list of five bad habits that could save you money each year if you quit. Some of these habits are also bad for your health, but all are bad for your pocketbook. Soft drinks – If you drink one soft drink a day at $1.50 each that is $547.50 a year! If you have three a day, you will have spent $1,642.50.  … Continue reading Five Bad Habits That are Costing You Money

Touchers Beware: The Truth Behind Shopping on a Tablet

This year, more than any year prior, touch devices are accounting for more online sales.  It turns out that there is more to this than just convenience of mobility.  New research out of Boston College found that consumers are purchasing more on these devices because the action of touching the screen gives them a higher affinity for the product and, in turn, is translating into … Continue reading Touchers Beware: The Truth Behind Shopping on a Tablet

Saving for Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Ted Talks are videos posted every week from people who want to share their passion. This video is from Shlomo Benartzi who uses behavioral economics to study how and why we plan well for the future (or fail to), and uses that to develop new programs to encourage saving for retirement. Here are his thoughts about retirement and how we can all plan for our … Continue reading Saving for Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Would you bet on your New Year’s resolution?

It’s that time of year again for the big Resolution. While it’s no secret that few actually follow through with their resolutions, would money incentives motivate you more to reach your set goal? Two apps attempt to help users do this through making a bet – where your money is literally put on the line to accomplish a certain goal. See if they are for … Continue reading Would you bet on your New Year’s resolution?