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Back to School Savings 2019

Tips for saving on back to school supplies, clothing, technology and more!

Posted on July 18, 2019

Saving Money in Seven Uncommon Ways (and Eight Common Ones)

We put together a list of ways to save, that go beyond the traditional advice of using coupons, don’t shop when you’re hungry and stop buying a cup of coffee. (Note: All these things can save you money. And we know you know it, too.) We hope that one or two of these suggestions will help you reach your financial goals!

Posted on June 11, 2019

Making Successful Rent-to-Own Decisions

Renting to own is tempting when you need something now and you don't have the savings or cash to purchase it. There are alternatives and if you are going to rent-to-own, there are some questions you will want to ask yourself, first.

Posted on June 5, 2019

Treat Her to an Inexpensive, yet Memorable Mother’s Day

This Mother's Day, here are some ways to honor and show the mom, grandmother, aunt or other woman in your life, you care - without breaking the bank.

Posted on May 2, 2019

Challenge Yourself to Save

Challenge Yourself To Save is an excerpt from the book by Donna Freedman, Your Playbook for Tough Times, Living Large on Small Change for the Short Term or the Long Haul. There are MANY good tips for saving money - check out the excerpt and the book!   

Posted on March 27, 2019

Gift Giving on a Budget

As the holiday season approaches, do you find yourself looking forward to the festivities, but concerned about the impact on your wallet? You are not alone. By doing some planning now, you can simplify your gift giving. Here are ten ways you can enjoy this special time of year and keep spending in check.

Posted on November 7, 2018

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

​​​​​​​The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and old friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact.

Posted on November 7, 2018

Buying in Bulk: Worth It, Or Not?

If you’re serious about saving a buck here and there, you’ve probably heard about the magic of bulk buying. Unfortunately, bulk buying is also an easy way to lose money if you don’t purchase your items strategically.

Posted on October 10, 2018

How to Furnish Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Furniture can be affordable if you know where to look. That’s good news, since the average renter spends $8,176 furnishing their apartment and homeowners spend even more. The following tips can help you slash your furniture spending by hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Posted on October 10, 2018

5 Signs You Are Financially Ready to Start a Family

While there is no one-size-fits-all answer – and you might never feel truly prepared – these five signs could indicate you are financially ready for a family.

Posted on August 10, 2018