Budget

A Tax Break that can Boost Your Efforts to Reduce Debt

As tax time approaches one important federal tax program might provide you a good way to put some money away into savings as you work on improving your financial situation. Financial experts differ on how much you should have set aside, but agree that you should have something to...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Can you cut out cable without cutting out TV?

Have any interest in cutting the cord? That’s the term for people who decide to rid themselves of cable and satellite TV, opting instead for streaming television options like Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. To date, you are not likely to get everything you get now with cable,...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Movies at a discount

Hollywood is known for launching the special-effects-heavy blockbuster movies in the summer, but many of the best films are saved for the end of the year. Christmas 2013 was no exception. So many quality showss were released at the end of the year that you could have gone to...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Simple Resolutions Can Make for a Financially Successful 2014

If you’re in a position where New Year’s Day 2014 finds you in a better financial situation than you were at the beginning of 2013, even if only a little bit, congratulations! If your situation is not better, take heart. Making a positive difference doesn’t necessarily mean making huge changes. With...

Posted on December 23, 2016

In With the New Year Without a Big Bill

New Year’s Eve is coming and you might have dreams of tuxes and gowns and sipping champagne somewhere overlooking the thousands gathered below in Times Square. That kind of soiree costs well into three digits, if not more, which is why those parties are the ones the rest of...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Survival Plan for Maintaining Financial Stability During Government Shutdown

National Foundation for Credit Counseling encourages consumers to take action Washington, DC – The government shutdown is now in place, and along with it came a good amount of uncertainty, causing many Americans to wonder how they will survive financially.  By some estimates, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Five Ways to Get Extra Money When You Need It

Five Ways to Get Money When You Need It Almost everyone wishes they had ways of having a little (or a lot) more cash. However, it may be difficult to pick up a part-time job; looking, applying and interviewing take time. There are alternatives to a second job, and here...

Posted on December 23, 2016

For Moms Managing Finances Advice, Support and Hope are Available

A 2010 survey performed by researcher iVillage, found that an increasing amount of women are making the financial decisions for the entire household. The survey discovered 61% of moms are in charge of the family’s finances and 41% expressed they would like to be more educated when it comes...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Survival Plan for Maintaining Financial Stability during Sequestration

  Washington, DC – Sequestration is now in place, and along with it came a good amount of uncertainty, causing many Americans to wonder how they will be impacted.  By some estimates, more than one million employees of federal agencies may receive furlough notices.   Some workers are not adequately prepared to...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Day 5 of America Saves Week - Long Term Plans

Day 5 – Make Goals and Track Progress Taking part in America Saves Week is a great first step in the right direction of saving and financial responsibility. However, the saving process must continue if you wish to make a real difference in your personal wealth. The best way to...

Posted on December 23, 2016