How To: Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with family and give back to your community, but the actual meal preparations can sometimes be a bit more expensive that you’re ready for. Luckily, in the Internet Age there’s a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. There are articles and tips, recipes and more just waiting for you to utilize. Here you can find a full menu … Continue reading How To: Thanksgiving on a Budget

Do you have a rainy day fund?

This article details some of what you can expect from the Fed in September, and a lower-risk option for your money saving needs. If you don’t already have a rainy day fund, now is the time to start one. A money mutual fund is a low-risk, albeit low-reward, way of letting money accumulate for savings. This could be helpful if you find yourself in a … Continue reading Do you have a rainy day fund?

Financial Health Can be Yours This Year

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions year after year is to become financially healthy, while at the same time money worries for many Americans have also steadily increased. Have you made a resolution to save money in the New Year? It’s only February, but have you already started breaking it? If so we are going to list some steps to help you keep … Continue reading Financial Health Can be Yours This Year

Reducing Holiday Bulk Without Breaking the Bank

With a season of holiday cheer, bundling up for warmth and, of course, non-stop feasting, it’s easy to pack on a few pounds during the winter months. If you’re trying to get in shape for warmer weather, fulfilling a New Year’s resolution, or just trying to stay healthy and fit it may be the perfect time to think about getting a gym membership. But with high … Continue reading Reducing Holiday Bulk Without Breaking the Bank

New Year’s Resolutions Can Be Healthy and Frugal

If your new year’s resolution for this year is to eat healthier, you will be glad to know this habit can improve not only your health but also your wallet. Contradicting to the common belief that being healthy costs more, eating healthy actually saves you money in many ways: Skim on soda, energy drinks and coffee shop beverages (brew your own instead) to cut the … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions Can Be Healthy and Frugal

Keeping Your Information Safe on Black Friday

Remember last year when a Target employee hacked all of those credit cards? Well with Black Friday coming up in just days, it’s a good time to take some steps to protect your information. Shopping online is a great way to get the deals while avoiding the crowds. But make sure that when you’re shopping online you’re careful about which sites you use. Online shopping … Continue reading Keeping Your Information Safe on Black Friday

Purchasing a Halloween Costume Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

Halloween is coming soon.  But what will you wear?  Not to fear. It can be easy, fun and cheap to create your own DIY costume from household materials and items from local craft stores.  For example: A pair of gloves can be stuffed and made into antlers for an adorable toddler’s moose costume. Paint your face to resemble a famous piece of artwork, such as … Continue reading Purchasing a Halloween Costume Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

Painless Ways to Boost Your Savings

Fall is on its way and for many this could mean paying tuition, gearing up for holiday shopping, or just taking on new expenses such as a car note or mortgage.  It can be hard to even think about saving when all you can see are piling expenses.  Saving is vital to your financial future and no matter what the situation; you should always find … Continue reading Painless Ways to Boost Your Savings