Budgeting

Not richer perhaps, but not poorer either because of the wedding celebration

A few weeks ago we talked about ways to save on Valentine’s Day. We acknowledged that it’s a tricky issue that could kill off the romance. But we thought we found some good ways you could enjoy the romance without making a date later for bankruptcy court. Never afraid of...

Posted on December 23, 2016

The spending that makes us happy

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” — Mark Twain If you are in debt and are working your way to get out of that situation, this conversation will resonate more for you if you got into debt because of consumer spending....

Posted on December 23, 2016

Tips for how to burn through your money quickly

So you’ve found yourself with extra walking around money lately and you really don’t like that feeling. By following just a few easy methods you can make yourself feel better by getting that money into someone else’s pocket where it belongs. First, when you have to spend cash, try to...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Gray Skies Are Going to Clear Up; Spread Sunshine All Over Your Closet

Admit it. As those snow piles in your parking lot, yard or imagination take their time in making their exit, you are finding yourself longing for the days when you can leave the jacket, the coat or the itchy sweater at home. The truth is, the days of shorter sleeves...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Prevent fraud by spending cash

The news about breaches of financial data at retailers and financial institutions has become a consistent feature for anyone paying attention to the media. The persistent return of that news is cause for anyone to take steps to decrease the chances of getting burned, but it should also be...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Love means never having to say, 'I'm broke.'

We fret enough about going cheap for Christmas. For many of you that’s nothing compared to Valentine’s Day. You have to fight the belief that nothing kills romance like affection on a budget. The truth is, if you are creative and thoughtful, you can show your special someone your...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Waiting for that second marshmallow in your financial life

You made it through Christmas and if you’re among the lucky ones, you did it without giving into the temptation to overspend. If that’s you, congratulations! What you might not have expected, though, is that delaying gratification was easier when you were geared up for it. Once you let your...

Posted on December 23, 2016

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