New Years Resolutions: Health and Wealth

With 2013 coming to a close, many people are looking toward a healthier and more frugal 2014. In fact, two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions year after year are to become a healthier individual and to improve one’s finances. Health and wealth can go hand in hand. Studies show that healthier individuals miss work less and also are more productive on the job, … Continue reading New Years Resolutions: Health and Wealth

Don’t Let Student Loan Debt Delay You from Buying a House

“[Graduates in debt] start out with an anchor that slows their progression toward future goals,” Ernie Almonte, chair of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, said in a statement. 41% of the more than 200 people (according to a survey from the American Institute of CPAs) said they have delayed saving for retirement, 40% have put off buying cars, and 29% have postponed home … Continue reading Don’t Let Student Loan Debt Delay You from Buying a House

Food savings from your pantry and fridge

Food savings don’t always come from coupons. Sometimes you can save on groceries simply by looking through your pantry and freezer first. Working with what you already have, you can skip a trip to the groceries store and make sure your spent dollars on food don’t go to waste. February is an ideal time for an “inventory” of your pantry and freezer. Foods stored in … Continue reading Food savings from your pantry and fridge

The Post-graduation Boomerang, part 2: Tips for Welcoming Your Graduates Back Home

Last week, we discussed the steps new college graduates can take during their “boomerang move” home for the most financial benefits, not only for themselves but also for their parents. Parents: That’s right – having your adult child back in your home can be a financial gain, unlikely as it sounds. At first glance, it seems like even after a college education that comes with … Continue reading The Post-graduation Boomerang, part 2: Tips for Welcoming Your Graduates Back Home

The Post-graduation Boomerang: Tips for Moving Back In with Mom and Dad

Over the recent years, we often hear about “the boomerang generation,” or the increasing number of young adults who briefly move out only to “boomerang” back to living with their parents. A 2011 survey by the Pew Research Center shows this is a social trend on the steady incline, with more than half (53%) of the 18-to-24-year-old population, mainly recent college graduates, currently living at … Continue reading The Post-graduation Boomerang: Tips for Moving Back In with Mom and Dad

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Home

The holiday season is something we all look forward to. But did you even realize that maybe it’s the most anticipated time of the year for thieves? As more and more people get ready for the holidays and vacations, they forget that maybe their homes could fall victim to burglaries.  Here are some safety tips to protect you and your home this holiday season! Place … Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips for Your Home

Financial Fibs that Keep You From Reaching Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year come many resolutions. Most of us have at least one resolution that is financial in nature. In Michelle Singletary’s latest column, “Facing the Truth of Your Financial Situation”, she lists five of her favorite financial fibs that we often tell ourselves that keep us from reaching our financial goals. They are: 1.       I have a budget 2.       I have an emergency fund 3.       … Continue reading Financial Fibs that Keep You From Reaching Your New Year’s Resolutions

Quick Home Fixes That Will Save You Money

Do you have an extra thirty minutes to save some money? Most of us would say yes, we could spare a few minutes if it would save us some money. Well here are a few quick home fixes that will save you money in the long run. Swap out your old, inefficient showerhead for a low-flow, two gallons per minute showerhead. You will save over … Continue reading Quick Home Fixes That Will Save You Money