5 Lessons About Money That You Will Never Learn In School

Back when I was in high school I remember thinking to myself “why do I need to learn this stuff, I’ll never use it in the real world”. And I’m sure students today say the very same thing! Well, now I know that some of those things I learned in school were worthwhile, even if […]

5 Cheap Dates to Help You Save Money

Couples who make budgets together tend to stay together. When you’re both committed to the same goal, getting out of debt, you become an effective team and you can motivate and inspire one another to stick to your goals and make a difference in your finances. As all couples know, however, spending each night looking […]

Can An Accountant Save You Money at Tax Time?

Most people face tax time with a bit of anxiety. How much will you owe this year? Did you really take every deduction you could take? Is the IRS going to come knocking because you did something wrong? An accountant can help you overcome some or all of these fears, but that help can come […]

Do You Really Need Dental Insurance?

There’s no doubt that dental insurance can be expensive. Some plans ask you to pay $40 each month, per family member, and those costs can quickly add up and eat away at your budget. Similarly, dental emergencies can also be expensive. If you don’t have insurance and you develop a cavity and you need a […]

6 Ways to Save Money on Halloween

It’s a fact that kids love Halloween. For one night, they can become animals, celebrities, professionals or ghosts, and they can finally accept candy from strangers without being scolded. The young-at-heart can also celebrate by decorating their homes with ghoulish finesse and rewarding obedient children with treats. All of this fun doesn’t come without a […]

5 Quick Clothing Thrift Store Shopping Tips

When you were flush with cash, you may have walked right past the thrift shops in your area. In fact, you might have turned your nose up at those thrift store shoppers, digging through mountains of clothing in the hopes of finding a gem. If this describes you, it’s time to give thrift stores a […]

Pet Vaccines: Can Skipping the Shots Really Save You Money?

Most pet owners dread looking into their mailboxes. They know they’ll see a reminder card from the veterinarian, reminding them to bring in Fido or Fluffy for annual vaccines. If you have more than one pet, you may be drowning in these reminder cards. Run a quick search online, and you’ll see many articles suggesting […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Thanksgiving on Budget

A big holiday feast is a great way to draw the entire family together. You’ll have a chance to catch up, and you’ll make memories that can last a lifetime. If you’re not careful, however, that holiday feast could put a big dent in your budget. A typical Thanksgiving celebration could cost hundreds of dollars, […]

Are Vegetarians Spending Less at the Grocery Store?

Let’s face it: Chicken, pork and beef are tasty. Whether they’re roasted, fried or baked, meats can add a certain juicy flavor to almost any meal. In fact, some people don’t consider a meal to be complete unless meat shows up on the plate somewhere. As you put your grocery list together, meats might top […]

Should You Use Your Fireplace to Heat Your Home?

As the weather cools down, your expenses go up. Heating your home can be incredibly costly, especially if you have an inefficient system or a drafty home. As you look over last year’s bills, you might be tempted to change tactics this year and use your fireplace instead of your furnace. Older homes often have […]