Saving money by creating new holiday traditions

7 New Christmas Traditions That Will Save You Money

Get More Bang for Your Buck with These Christmas Traditions The holidays are here! Besides a Spring or Summer vacation, this is the one time of year when you give yourself...

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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...

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Christmas Spending Personalities

What's Your Christmas Spending Personality? As we move from Thanksgiving to Christmas, it’s time (actually way past time) to consider how to address the financial challenges and issues that come with “the most wonderful time of the year.” Retailers continue their heavy push to market their wares (as they have always), many of...

Go Green – Save Money

  How to Implement Green Household Practices without Sacrificing Your Budget Going green is a trend we're all so familiar with now. The challenge most people have is...

Five Smart Moves for Buying “Used”

Use these tips for the best results when buying used Patience may be virtue, but when it comes to our spending habits, patience can...

Try these hacks to save money this Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

Hosting Thanksgiving While on a Budget! You just received some wonderful news! It's your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner and show off your...

8 Ways Shopping Black Friday Will Cost You

Mistakes to Avoid this Black Friday As Black Friday draws closer, shoppers excitedly build lists and recruit team members for maximum deal-snagging success. Meanwhile, businesses plot ways to ensure a healthy profit margin...

Tips to afford raising children

Raising Children: Expenses to Expect

Finding Affordable Ways to Raise a Family When I decided to address this topic, I set out to get a better understanding of how...

The Envelope System’s Basic Steps

How to Use the Envelope System to Manage Finances I'm a believer in the Envelope System to help those of us struggling...

Top 3 Personal Finance Tips

    I’ve answered the golden question many times in my classes and presentations: “What is the number one suggestion you have for financial success?” ...