People Don’t Change: Learn This & Save Yourself Time and Money

Published on Feb 03 2014 // Personal Finance
People Don’t Change: Learn This & Save Yourself Time and Money
People don’t change.  That’s a lesson that all of us could learn.  Doing so could save us a lot of head banging on the wall and also a lot of money. Take dating.  Let’s say you’re dating someone that you really like.  In fact, you could even see yourself settling down with...

Things You Really Shouldn’t Be Paying For

Published on Sep 25 2013 // Savings
Is money tight? The best way to save cash in the first place is to avoid paying for anything you can get for free. You certainly should shy away from getting swindled. Here are just a few things that you shouldn’t be paying for in 2013: PPI We’ve all heard about the PPI nightmare. If you think you...

The $3,000 Wedding: How We Did It

Published on May 30 2013 // Budgeting, Finance Life Stages
When my husband and I had the crazy idea to plan a wedding in three weeks, the only thing we knew for sure was that we were flat broke. I probably had a few thousand in savings and my husband had none. We were broke and in love and hell bent on getting married. An elopement wasn’t an option for us...

How to Pay for Grad School

Published on Apr 20 2013 // Personal Finance, Student Loans
After fighting myself tooth and nail, I finally decided this past year to go to grad school. For years, I’ve known that I’ve wanted to get a master’s degree, but for the longest time, I didn’t know what for. First, I applied to journalism school and got accepted. When the price...

How Does the Bottom 5th of America Live?

Published on Dec 21 2012 // Cost of Living
How Does the Bottom 5th of America Live?
(Photo credit: 401(K) 2012) Could you live on an average of less than $10,000 a year? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor 24.4 million households do. But at what price? Statistics from the Consumer Expenditure Survey show the bottom 5th of America get by, but are often in debt spending double their...

Do you consider children expenses or investments?

Do you consider children expenses or investments?
The cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 for a middle-income, two-parent family averaged $226,920 in 2010 (not including college), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Add college into the mix, and you’re looking at a very steep price tag. Wouldn’t you want some great rate...

How a Family of Two Can Save By Shopping at Costco

Published on May 01 2012 // Cost of Living
How a Family of Two Can Save By Shopping at Costco
The majority of my friends are young, married couples, with no plans of children in the near future. When I recommend shopping at Costco, they never seem convinced that the right approach to Costco could actually save them money. I mean, isn’t Costco for those people with six kids? Starting off with...

Fashion Made Affordable: 8 Money-Saving Style Tips for Men

Published on Feb 22 2012 // Shopping, Supporter
Fashion Made Affordable: 8 Money-Saving Style Tips for Men
When it comes to fashion, men have had a free pass for far too long. In the Information Age, not knowing any better simply doesn’t cut it. Though casual attire is showing up in an increasing number of workplaces, there’s still something to dressing for success. Stocking up on a few new looks...

New Small Luxury Cars For The US Market

Published on Jun 02 2011 // Financial News
In the upcoming years, European car manufacturers will begin selling small luxury cars in the United States. European car manufacturers believe that Americans are who were not willing to pay for luxury small cars in the past will be willing to pay for them in the near future. Smaller luxury cars were...

Home buying in 2010

Published on Feb 06 2010 // Personal Finance, Real Estate
There’s plenty you can do to make sure your homebuying experience is a good one in 2010 – for you, your family, your wallet and your future. Here are a few biggies right off the tops of our heads. Do some upfront housework. Get a feel for the market, crunch the numbers, get pre-approved and...

Home buying in 2010

Published on Feb 06 2010 // Personal Finance, Real Estate
There’s plenty you can do to make sure your homebuying experience is a good one in 2010 – for you, your family, your wallet and your future. Here are a few biggies right off the tops of our heads. Do some upfront housework. Get a feel for the market, crunch the numbers, get pre-approved and...
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