Money Savings Tips – End of Summer Edition

September Savings It’s hard to believe summer is nearing an end and it’s time to get ready for the next season. September welcomes autumn with cooler weather and new routines. It is a busy time of year. That’s where planning ahead can make a...

The ABC’s of Back-To-School Savings

Many people don’t want to think about back to school yet, especially while in the peak of summer.  However, back to school shopping can creep up on you quickly, so it pays to be prepared.  The best way to save money is to start planning early in order...

Start Planning for Christmas – In July!

For many of us, Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving.  Not in the way we would prefer but rather in the form of credit card balances.  If instead, you plan ahead, you can avoid that costly mistake, save money, and truly...

Avoid Phishing Emails

How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Emails

The IT Dept. at Debt Reduction Services has compiled some information to help you keep your identity and personal information safe and out of hacker or scammers hands. Every day a countless amount of phishing email is sent out via the internet.  Some phishing emails...

Tips to Save on Fuel This Summer

Summer is peak road trip season, driving up prices at the pump.  Fuel prices are at their lowest levels since 2005 prompting more people to hit the road for their summer vacations.  While fuel costs aren’t negotiable, there are some things you can do to stretch your dollar....

Stay cool this summer without breaking the bank

Here are some easy to use tips to help you keep cool this summer! Hot weather is coming and there is nothing you can do about it unless you move to northern Alaska. What you can do is make some changes to your...

Protecting Yourself from Credit Card Skimming

According to the FBI website, skimming typically involves the use of hidden cameras (top) to record customers’ PINs and fake keypads (right) placed over real keypads to record keystrokes. Photo credit: <a href="http://www.FBI.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener...

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Spring is here with flowers and sunshine! With Spring fever in full swing, and as we clean up our homes and yards, we should clean up our finances too! The changing season is a good time to evaluate budgets and spending plans to become...

Tax return: It is your money, not a bonus!

Winter is starting to fade, and it seems like summer can’t arrive soon enough. It’s during this time of the year that we observe tax professionals busily shuffling papers and working long hours. It seems every other television and radio commercial is talking about taxes, getting you...

Best Odds of Winning with your Powerball Money

A Sure Bet to Lose Your Money One in nearly three hundred MILLION!!! 282,201,338 to be fairly exact, at least at the time of this posting. Those are your chances of winning the grand prize, whether...