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  • New!6 Alternative Ways to Do Thanksgiving

    6 Alternative Ways to Do Thanksgiving

    Growing up, there was never any doubt about how Thanksgiving would be celebrated. Grams cooked the turkey and ham; the rest of us provided the traditional sides and desserts. Women and children ate at the "big" table, while most of the men migrated o…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • New!Enter to Win Over $1,000 in Hedgeable’s Holiday Giveaway!

    Enter to Win Over $1,000 in Hedgeable’s Holiday Giveaway!

    In honor of the holidays, Hedgeable is giving away big bucks exclusively to Wise Bread readers including a $1,000 grand prize! They are also offering investment management services to all Wise Bread readers for FREE for 3 months! Happy Holidays!T…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • New!Best Money Tips: Eat Healthy and Amazing for $50 a Month

    Best Money Tips: Eat Healthy and Amazing for $50 a Month

    Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some terrific articles on how to eat healthy for $50 a month, financial moves to make in your 20s, and tips for living on one income.Top 5 ArticlesEat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Mo…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • 8 Free Apps to Boost Your Online Productivity

    8 Free Apps to Boost Your Online Productivity

    I feel fortunate to be in my thirties. In my opinion, it's the sweet spot for all things related to technology. I'm old enough to remember life before computers took over entirely. Yet, I'm young enough to quickly adapt and learn new things that make…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • How to Host Thanksgiving in a Tiny Apartment

    How to Host Thanksgiving in a Tiny Apartment

    You've decided to accept the challenge of being the host with the most this Thanksgiving, but there's just one tiny problem — your smaller-than-small apartment. Time to panic? Nah. Before you cancel the fete, feast on these ways to work with what y…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • 12 More Grammar Mistakes That Are Making You Look Stupid

    12 More Grammar Mistakes That Are Making You Look Stupid

    Having bad grammar can be a job killer.Some employers won't hire people who use poor grammar.  Even in industries, such as IT, good grammar is a requirement.  Human resource experts see bad grammar as an obstacle to landing the job.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Beware of These 5 Signs You're Becoming Less Frugal

    Beware of These 5 Signs You're Becoming Less Frugal

    There comes a point in every careful spender's life when they've become so darn good at this whole frugality thing that they no longer need to track their finances so strictly. It's not that they've earned the right to splurge, but rather they've ear…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Read This to Maximize Your Rewards and Cash Back This Holiday Season

    Read This to Maximize Your Rewards and Cash Back This Holiday Season

    Tis the season for shopping, and for most of us that means swiping some plastic. Did you know that choosing the right credit card for your purchases is more important than ever during the holiday season? This is when you spend more than you usually d…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Best Money Tips: Use Human Nature to Help Your Finances

    Best Money Tips: Use Human Nature to Help Your Finances

    Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on using human nature to help your finances, ways to save on apartment utilities, and how to find your passion.Top 5 ArticlesUse Human Nature to Help Your Finances…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Best Deals for Thursday 11/20

    Best Deals for Thursday 11/20

    Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Extra 25% off American Eagle Outfitters Clearance, Up to 44% off Outd…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:12pm -
  • Another 7 Travel Destinations Not Worth the Money

    Another 7 Travel Destinations Not Worth the Money

    After my previous two articles on travel destinations to avoid (7 Popular Vacation Spots That Aren't Worth the Money, and 7 MORE Destinations), it became quite clear that there was a need to highlight more places that you should cross off your "see i…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Automate Your Finances

    5 Ways to Automate Your Finances

    No matter how hectic your schedule, it's important to keep your personal finances on track. Let them fall by the wayside, and you could face late fees or a damaged credit score. Automating your personal finances, however, is one easy way to simplify…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Survive the 5 Most Common Emergency Situations

    How to Survive the 5 Most Common Emergency Situations

    Nuclear fallout, asteroid strikes, and sinkholes are rare. But, yes, emergencies do happen. And while you'd be foolish to spend time preparing for any of those three disasters, it's smart and doubly worthwhile to prep for some of the more common ones…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • How to Use Credit Cards to Improve Your Credit Score

    How to Use Credit Cards to Improve Your Credit Score

    There are a lot of myths racing around online about how your credit cards impact your credit score. It can be confusing because the way credit scores are computed doesn't always match with actual credit-worthy behavior. So you might think that cancel…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:00am -
  • Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/20, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

    Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/20, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

    Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #KnowYourBenefits to participate.This week's topic: Health and Financia…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:02am -
  • People Who Love Thanksgiving Do These 8 Things, Do You?

    People Who Love Thanksgiving Do These 8 Things, Do You?

    I'm not someone who tends to love Thanksgiving. The truth is, I find it so stressful that it's hard to figure out how to enjoy it in and around the food I have to cook, the decorations I have to put up and take down, and the seemingly constant stream…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Best Money Tips: Surprising Ways to Save on Groceries

    Best Money Tips: Surprising Ways to Save on Groceries

    Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on surprising ways to save on groceries, money myths debunked by experts, and reminders that'll change how you think.Top 5 Articles12 Surprising Ways to Save on…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • 23 Tips for Traveling With Pets

    23 Tips for Traveling With Pets

    You don't want to leave your furry family members behind if you don't have to. So here are 23 tips for traveling with pets to help you navigate the world of sticky border regulations, pet-friendly accommodation hacks, flying with pets, gear to make t…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Best Deals for Wednesday 11/19

    Best Deals for Wednesday 11/19

    Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 50% off L.L.Bean Sale, Up to 60% off Home Depot Overstock Sale,…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:15pm -
  • 9 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look Awesome for Under $100

    9 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look Awesome for Under $100

    The kitchen is the hub of life. Sure, it's where we put the cat's food and scrounge for snacks in the middle of the night, but also, major life events happen in and around the kitchen. Why shouldn't it look a little nicer? (See also: 14 Ways to Make…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:00pm -

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  • Ask the Readers: Where can you get a last-minute seasonal job?
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When you think about getting extra money for the holidays, your first thought may be to get a job at your local mall. Retail is certainly one of the easier industries to break into to find a holiday job, and th…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Can a cash grocery budget save you money?
    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. As I mentioned in my last article, I experimented with paying cash only for my October groceries. I had only one goal in mind: Spend less on groceries so I could save more money each month. Well, my littl…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • How the new healthcare law changes maternity care
    This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. My husband and I got married in December of 2005 and spent the first few years of our marriage enjoying each other without the responsibility of children. Then, after a few years, I found myself longing…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • A six-figure income, and you’re still paying off debt?
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. At another site, I recently wrote about a tool that shows you online prices in terms of hours worked. I used a random item — a fancy coffee maker that costs $116 — as an example. It would take someone…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • The pros of experiencing the cons of poverty
    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. At the beginning of October, I slipped five crisp Benjamins into my purse. I don’t usually carry any cash at all, so I was feeling flush with $500 in my pocket. It was all part of a simple experiment: Co…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: How much are you budgeting for holiday travel?
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Nearly two thirds of Americans are planning to travel at least once between Thanksgiving Day and New Years Day this year, according to the Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index. The survey is based off the popula…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Indexing vs. stock-picking: You don’t have to choose sides
    This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. A discussion about personal finances can be a polite, congenial affair. Few people come to blows over insurance or budgeting. But some topics inflame financial passions, and one of them is investing. Fe…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • How I use negative feelings about finances to my advantage
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I have never had much patience for dwelling. Time is a limited resource and I want to use it in the best possible way. Dwelling is a waste. I also have little patience for sweeping things under the rug an…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Should you consider ETFs for your portfolio?
    This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Exchange-traded funds (commonly known as ETFs) are a relative newcomer to the American investment scene, having been approved to be publicly traded by the New York Stock Exchange just over 20 years ago.…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Cold and flu season: Stock your medicine cabinet for less
    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Though our family has already had one sneak peek, cold and flu season is about ready to really get started. Because I would like avoid as many sick visits to the doctor as I possibly can, I decided to chec…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the readers: How does media coverage affect your charitable donations?
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. A 2006 study from The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan showed how media coverage of the 2004 tsunami influenced charitable donations. For their analysis, they had to isolate the effect m…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • How to curate your social media presence when job-hunting
    This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, I’ve been posting on job-related topics like networking strategies and job tenure. Because my current position entails working with college students, I’ve been asked on numerous occasions to ta…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Painless ways I save money in every category of my budget
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I get frustrated when people don’t understand what it means to be frugal. A few criticisms of frugality I’ve come across: Frugality is a waste of time. Frugality distracts you from earning more money.…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Is living without credit cards the best way to stay out of debt?
    This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Americans might be more responsible now than they were in the early 2000s when it comes to the use of credit. At least, that’s what the evidence from a Gallup poll taken earlier this year seems to sugg…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Do nice guys finish last … financially?
    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. While it wasn’t a dark and stormy night yet, an ice storm was coming. The last time we’d had an ice storm, we were kidless, and we lost power for five days. The romance of sleeping in front of the fire…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the Readers: Is financial ability intrinsic or learned?
    This article is a guest post by Maggie O’Neill. Thanks to my big brother — and by that I mean my oldest brother — I’ve always had an interest in savings and retirement planning, although I haven’t been able to do much more than think about…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Is your 401(k) keeping up with the Joneses?
    This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp. Would you like to know how much your friends or relatives have in their 401(k)s? Of course you would! And once you found out, you’d compare their balances to yours. After all, most of us want to know…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • What can we learn from Gen Y’s view of money?
    This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. Recently, Fidelity released another survey about millennials and money. They found that 47 percent of us are saving for retirement. To me, that stat was really telling about our generation’s view of pe…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Investing: Two ways to beat average returns
    This article is by staff writer William Cowie. If you are serious about your financial future, you’ve got to be serious about investing. Enough has been said about that, so I won’t belabor the point. But here’s a financial maxim that can’t be…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • What does your job tenure say about you?
    This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, I wrote about networking strategies that can help advance your career, and that got me to wondering what a “typical” career looks like these days. How have careers been affected by the Great…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Ask the readers: Should we get married sooner to lower our taxes?
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Landen and his fiancé are planning to get married in the fall of 2015 and they’re starting to think about how to blend their financial lives together as they tie the knot. There are always a lot of decisions…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • To what do you attribute your success — hard work or good fortune?

    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Can getting one month ahead save your budget?
    This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Once upon a time, my husband and I were pretty clueless when it came to how we spent the money we earned at our 9 to 5 jobs. We made a decent income but struggled to keep track of where it was all going…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • 9 reasons you may never retire
    This article is by staff writer William Cowie. My mom passed away a little less than a year ago. All her life she was the picture of health: She walked every day and ate super-healthy. The extended family dreaded going there, because they knew there…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Will canning your food save you money?
    This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I was a child, we lived on a farm that had a grape arbor loaded with Concord grapes. Each September, my mom would can jars upon jars of grape juice, and I have fond memories of evenings around the kit…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 11:00am -

The Simple Dollar

  • New!My Ten Favorite “Healthy” and Inexpensive Foods (and a Great Recipe for Each One)

    My Ten Favorite “Healthy” and Inexpensive Foods (and a Great Recipe for Each One)

    With five people living under our roof, our food budget quickly stacks up to become a major part of our family’s expenses for the month, which naturally means that we’re very interested in methods that can reduce our food spending while also putt…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • New!Best Project Management Software for 2014

    Best Project Management Software for 2014

    Part 3 of our Small Business Tools Series tackles the best project management software. Previously we covered Best Cloud Storage Providers and Best Email Marketing Services; now we enter the realm of project management. There are many project softw…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • What I Wish I Knew Before Buying Rental Property

    What I Wish I Knew Before Buying Rental Property

    In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. With 1,300 square feet, a few nice-sized bedrooms, and an open kitchen and living room, our first “starter home” was practically perfect for…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Warren Buffett’s Two Lists and Your Money

    Warren Buffett’s Two Lists and Your Money

    A few weeks ago, there was a pretty great story going around various business and finance websites about Warren Buffett. According to the story: One day Buffett went up to his pilot named Steve and jokingly said to him that “the fact that you’re…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 18 Ways to Slash Your Utility Consumption in Half

    18 Ways to Slash Your Utility Consumption in Half

    When you tear open your utility bill each month, are you annoyed with the outstanding balance listed on the statement? If so, you aren’t alone. I was having a chat with my hairstylist the other day and she expressed how disgruntled she was about ha…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Is This the Perfect Investment for Your Kid’s College Fund?

    Is This the Perfect Investment for Your Kid’s College Fund?

    How’s this for a sweet investment: Anyone can buy it, with no fees or commissions. Its value has gone up by about 130% since 2000 — an 8.6% annualized gain. It’s tax advantaged, so those gains were tax-free. And in that time, investors had virt…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • 25 Smart Ways to Handle a $1,000 Windfall

    25 Smart Ways to Handle a $1,000 Windfall

    A tiny windfall is pretty easy to spend. If you find $10 or $20 on the street, you can just use it to help pay for groceries or some other regular expense to give yourself just a bit of breathing room in your budget. A huge windfall – like an inher…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Saving Money While Traveling, Part 1

    Saving Money While Traveling, Part 1

    I’m writing this post from a coffee shop in Jerusalem, less than a week into a month-long trip to the Middle East. This trip is something I’ve been wanting to do for years, ever since my last visit here in back in 2004. There was always a hitc…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Cost-Cutting Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Cost-Cutting Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner

    You may have recently mastered the art of budget-conscious grocery shopping, but preparing for Thanksgiving dinner is a whole other ballgame. Carving off some savings will take a lot more time and effort, since each dish typically requires its own se…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Best Debt Consolidation Loans for 2014

    Best Debt Consolidation Loans for 2014

    When you’ve fallen behind on your payments, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. One potential option to get organized and streamline your bills is debt consolidation. Debt consolidation lets you roll several debts into one loan with a lower…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • The Parable of the Whopper: The Big Impact of a Little Treat

    The Parable of the Whopper: The Big Impact of a Little Treat

    When I was a college student, I lived for about a year with a few other people in a shared apartment. None of us had much money at all, so we basically packed as many people in there as we could get away with to make the rent cheap. For me, that mean…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • What Happens When Insurance Companies Go Bust?

    What Happens When Insurance Companies Go Bust?

    What do you do when you’ve entrusted a company to insure your most valuable possessions — your car, your home, your life — and that company goes belly-up just when you need them most? Of course, no one expects the company holding their policy…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Smart Moves Students Can Make Over Winter Break

    Smart Moves Students Can Make Over Winter Break

    It’s hard to believe how fast the fall semester has gone by, but winter break is rapidly approaching for many college students. And while it’s perfectly acceptable to take time to enjoy the company of family, unwind after a rough semester, and c…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • 20 Money-Saving Tactics for Winter

    20 Money-Saving Tactics for Winter

    A few days ago, we received our first measurable snowfall of the year, bringing us a two-inch blanket of snow that covered the world in white. It was a stark reminder that, although the calendar doesn’t quite say so (yet), winter has arrived. As an…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Cheap Household Staples That Double as Cleaning Supplies

    10 Cheap Household Staples That Double as Cleaning Supplies

    The last time I went shopping for cleaning supplies, there were so many items to choose from I quickly got overwhelmed, grabbed a few things off my list, and made a dash for the exit. Of course, I was missing a few items when it was time to start cl…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Things You Can Do to Tackle Your Debt Right Now

    10 Things You Can Do to Tackle Your Debt Right Now

    Consumer debt in the U.S. now totals $11.4 trillion, including mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and student loans, according to Debt.org. If you’re responsible for any portion of that, especially more than you’d like to be, there are a lot o…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Questions About Coats, Politics, Retention Bonuses, Napoleon Hill, and More!

    Questions About Coats, Politics, Retention Bonuses, Napoleon Hill, and More!

    What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Retention bonus versus retirement 2. Don’t want anything for Christmas 3…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Startups to Help You Save Money and Manage Your Finances

    Startups to Help You Save Money and Manage Your Finances

    From holiday shopping to family vacations to unexpected car repairs or medical bills, staying ahead of your finances is both an important goal and a constant challenge. We could all use a little help managing and saving our money. Today we’re go…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 12 Common Money Mistakes New College Graduates Make

    12 Common Money Mistakes New College Graduates Make

    Life after college graduation can be an overwhelming experience. Your whole world is changing. You may be both thrilled and sad to be done with your college days, excited for the new beginning, and nervous about what the future holds. College may ha…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Words Matter: How to Speak Insurance

    Words Matter: How to Speak Insurance

    All insurance policies are contracts between an insurance company and a person or business. As with all contracts, they contain some very specific language that spells out the responsibilities of both the insurance company and the policy holder. Sinc…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 8:00pm -

Money Saving Mom

  • New!Tips for Allergy-Friendly Baking on a Budget
    Guest post from Becky of Milo & Oats Living with diet restrictions can be a huge budget-buster. From food allergies to celiac disease, there are a variety of health needs that might leave you searching for an economical way to bake […]
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:01pm -
  • New!Premium Magazine Sale: Rare Titles + Great Prices!
    There is a great weekend magazine sale going on right now at DiscountMags! Lots of great titles, some that we rarely see and some of these would make great gifts for people on your shopping list! Titles include: Taste of Home magazine […]
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:29pm -
  • New!Rare Deal! TWO year subscription to Food Network magazine for ONLY $9.99!
    Attention Foodies! Here is a magazine that we rarely see a deal on, and this might make a great gift idea!! AND this is the lowest price that I have ever seen on this magazine, it is normally on sale […]
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:21pm -
  • New!Brigette’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan
    I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! We are just planning a simple get-together with friends as all of our family live too far away. I’d love to hear what’s on your Thanksgiving menu, or any good deals on groceries you […]
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:01pm -
  • New!Dear Frugal Gal Who is Married to a Spender Husband…
    Dear Frugal Gal Who is Married to a Spender Husband, Oh, how I get you. Because, you see, I am you! When my husband and I got married, I totally had no clue that people could truly find fulfillment in […]
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:12pm -

Money Crashers

  • 4 Cheap & Healthy Specialty Foods You Can Make at Home (Recipes)
    I spend a ridiculous amount of money at the grocery store. This is partly because my husband and I almost never eat out (but we do eat a lot), and it’s partly because we buy an abundance of organic, high-quality food. Over the last few years I’ve…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • 10 Tips to Choose the Right Sneakers or Athletic Shoes
    John Wooden, the acclaimed UCLA basketball coach who won 10 NCAA championships in a 12-year span, used to start each season by teaching his players the right way to put on their socks and shoes. Now, you’d think that young men would know how to do…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • How to Dye Concrete Floors in Your Home
    My husband and I recently undertook a barn renovation, or a “barnovation,” as we’ve taken to calling it. What was, quite literally, a horse barn – manure and all – was renovated into a 900-square foot live-work studio. While we paid contrac…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:15pm -
  • Are Online Degrees Worth It? – Cost, Perception & Downsides
    According to a 2014 Pew Research report, Millennials – those born after 1980 – are the best-educated generation in the history of the United States. More than one-third have bachelor’s degrees, compared to one in four of their parents and gra…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Creative Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
    The last three years have resulted in significant downsizing for my husband and me. We started in a 1,260-square-foot house with significant storage space, a storage shed, an attic, a utility room, and an additional 750-square-foot garage. We then do…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • 6 Easy Recipes for Healthy Holiday Desserts – How to Moderate Your Eating Habits
    The holidays are always filled with fun, family, and food. However, just because every event comes paired with a decadent seasonal treat, you don’t need to fill your plate with pie, cake, and cookies. It also doesn’t mean you need to teetotal swe…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Make Hard Cider at Home – Brewing Process, Supplies & Cost
    For the past several years, I’ve been riding the homebrewing and craft beer bandwagons, sampling too many styles to count. My interest in cider, however, is a more recent development. Before I visited England a couple of years ago, I didn’t even…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 5 Health & Fitness Benefits of Boxing Workouts – How to Get Started
    Boxing is one of those fitness trends that’s almost always in the periphery – never completely fading out of sight, but never taking the world by storm (à la Zumba). And while Billy Blanks helped introduce the world to a more aerobics-friendly v…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Best New Bank Account Promotions, Offers & Free Money
    With many financial institutions experiencing a decrease in profits, banks are vying for your business. This is good news for you, because instead of just offering standard perks like no fees, free checking, or a free pen when you sign up for an acc…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Write an Autobiography or Personal Memoir
    During the last five years of my father’s life, he began a series of letters and memos to my younger brother and me about his life. Dad was not a famous man, nor a particularly accomplished man – at least, not by standard measures of success. Ne…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 11:30pm -
  • How to Create a Holiday Budget – 8 Ways to Save More Money During Christmas Season
    Is it me, or do the holidays seem to creep up quicker each year? One minute, you’re carving your Halloween pumpkin, and the next, you’re battling crowds for the last video game console for your nine-year-old son. Yes, it’s getting to be that ti…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Timeless, Fashionable Pieces of Clothing All Women Should Own
    One of the most common fashion shopping tips for building a great wardrobe is to base it on timeless foundation pieces, and then add trendier clothes each season. Unfortunately, while that advice represents a great place to start, it’s not always c…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Home Remedies & Treatment for Chronic Back Pain Relief
    I’m a long-time sufferer of chronic and acute back pain. The first time I experienced pain was as a 20-year-old college student – I was lifting weights, and an inconsiderate gym-goer bumped into me as I was lifting a barbell over my head. I had t…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:10pm -
  • 6 Keys to a Comfortable and Happy Retirement
    Gene Perret, the comedy writer for such popular television shows as “All in the Family,” “Three’s Company,” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” once said of retirement, “It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to get along with…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:55pm -
  • 4 Health Benefits of Trampoline Exercises – How to Choose the Right One
    Trampolines aren’t just for kids. The repetitive bouncing motion of trampolining actually has many health benefits that make it appropriate for people of all ages and almost all health statuses. The trick to getting the most out of a trampoline is…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 8:45pm -
  • What Is Conscious Capitalism – Definition, Social Responsibility in Business
    The idea that a growing economy benefits all classes has a long history of acceptance. It has been embedded in political rhetoric for the past half-century, regardless of party – in fact, John F. Kennedy is credited with the saying, “A rising tid…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 8:10pm -
  • 6 Benefits of Rowing Machine Workouts for Health & Fitness
    Rowing machines, like almost all fitness machines, have developed over time, taking their place in the inevitable cycle of fitness trends. As machinery improves and “new” ways to exercise are introduced, long-standing forms of fitness are brought…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:10pm -
  • How to Make Beer at Home – Brewing Process, Supplies & Cost
    I live in Minnesota, one of the few states that bans Sunday alcohol sales – with the exception of specially brewed “near beer” varieties that have less than 3.2% alcohol by weight, or about 4% alcohol by volume. The limitation extends to retai…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Real Costs of Back Pain – Treatment & Prevention
    If you’re a back pain sufferer, you know exactly how costly your pain can be. Beyond the missed work days, doctors visits, and the expense of ongoing care and treatment, back pain can stop your life in its tracks. Try taking a walk, sitting at a de…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:15pm -
  • 7 Ways to Get Discount Designer Clothes for Less
    When it comes to fashion, having Prada tastes on a Gap budget can leave you wistfully flipping through the pages of “Vogue” feeling green with envy. Designer fashion definitely doesn’t come cheap, especially when looking at big-ticket items suc…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:00pm -

Bargaineering

  • Asking me to tip the maids at high-end hotels is a lousy plan to fight poverty among women

    Asking me to tip the maids at high-end hotels is a lousy plan to fight poverty among women

    Jen A. MillerWhen you stay at a Marriott hotel this fall you’ll be asked to pay for more than just your room. The giant hotel chain wants you to start tipping its maids. Tip envelopes have been placed in 160,000 of its 700,000 guest rooms at Marrio…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • My favorite no-fee credit cards provide lots of perks

    My favorite no-fee credit cards provide lots of perks

    Vanessa RichardsonA credit card that offers cash rewards, a low interest rate and no annual fee? What’s the catch? There might not be one – you may just have scored a good deal. The best credit cards are the cheapest credit cards and annual fees…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • How to save money and avoid birthday party drama

    How to save money and avoid birthday party drama

    Dawn PapandreaThe school year’s well underway and the weekly birthday party invitations are pouring in. If you’ve got a couple of kids in school, with 20 to 30 children in each of their classes, the birthday party circuit can get very expensive,…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • How to buy furniture you like without spending too much money

    How to buy furniture you like without spending too much money

    Jen A. MillerIn February 2013, I moved back into my house. Yes, moved back in. I bought the place in 2007 and turned it into a rental property when I moved in with my then-boyfriend. The relationship went bust at about the time my tenants were moving…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Why I’m no longer afraid to deposit checks by mobile phone

    Why I’m no longer afraid to deposit checks by mobile phone

    Jen A. MillerYour co-worker, your neighbor, the corner market owner. They all joined the modern world long ago. For awhile I was reluctant, but I too have gotten hip to the new age. Yes, I’ve started cashing checks through my smartphone I resisted…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • A YouTube video taught me how to fix my oven, saving $1,000 in repair bills and boosting my confidence

    A YouTube video taught me how to fix my oven, saving $1,000 in repair bills and boosting my confidence

    Amy FontinelleMy old oven When my oven went out a few months ago, I put off dealing with the problem. The appliance looks about 30 years old, so I assumed it was beyond repair and that replacement parts wouldn’t be available. Because it’s a wall…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • With ticket prices taking off, here’s how to save on your holiday and winter air travel

    With ticket prices taking off, here’s how to save on your holiday and winter air travel

    Julie D. AndrewsFeel like you’re paying ungodly amounts of dough for each plane ride you take lately? You’re not imagining (or exaggerating) the state of air travel. The price of the average round-trip airfare, with taxes, rose to $509 in the fir…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • How To Win McDonald’s Monopoly Game, 2014 Edition

    How To Win McDonald’s Monopoly Game, 2014 Edition

    Kathy OGormanWelcome to the 2014 edition of McDonald’s Monopoly game. The game has returned to its traditional schedule this year with a fall launch. The fast-food giant last year caught everyone off guard by launching the game two months early —…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:46pm -
  • How to get the most mileage out of baby gear

    How to get the most mileage out of baby gear

    Dawn PapandreaIf you’ve ever shopped for baby stuff, you know that it’s very easy to see your paycheck disappear in a flash. So. Much. Stuff! Do babies really need all of these things, you might wonder? Probably not, but you ultimately buy everyt…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Should you pay your child for good grades?

    Should you pay your child for good grades?

    Naomi ManninoI’ve paid all three of my kids for good grades many different ways and times throughout their school years. But, I can’t say it ever resulted in better grades. My son, now a senior in high school, would never push a 78 to an 80 just…
    - 62 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • How to throw great, yet affordable, football parties

    How to throw great, yet affordable, football parties

    Dawn PapandreaA new season is here that has nothing to do with pumpkin-spiced everything – it’s football season. Every Saturday and Sunday (and Monday and Thursday nights, too) provide a great excuse to get together with friends and root for your…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Smart ways to save money at school without ruining your college fun — or going hungry

    Smart ways to save money at school without ruining your college fun — or going hungry

    Dawn PapandreaDon’t worry – this isn’t going to be one of those posts that tell you you’re a big boy/girl now, and have to stop being irresponsible with money. I won’t tell you to stop buying overpriced lattes, $11 nachos at midnight, or co…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self

    Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self

    Alissa FleckAs a teenager, I looked forward to growing up and leaving home so I could eat all the junk food I wanted. But now that I’ve done that, my perspective has changed. I avoid junk food at all costs. I’ve matured a lot when it comes to mon…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • How to get the most from your auto insurance claim

    How to get the most from your auto insurance claim

    Amy FontinelleBeing involved in a car accident is scary and stressful. So is dealing with the aftermath. It’s in the insurance company’s best interest to minimize your claim, but you’ll be able to secure a fair settlement with these four tips.…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • ‘Free’ smart phone game is a shameless money suck

    ‘Free’ smart phone game is a shameless money suck

    Jen A. MillerAs always, there’s another scam to separate you from your hard earned money. Only this time, we can stop the madness. The latest money grab comes from none other than Kim Kardashian, who has partnered with Glu Mobile on Kim Kardashian:…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 7:00am -

MoneyNing

  • New!4 Steps to Get Rid of Hoarding Habits and Save Money
    When my in-laws moved to a different state, the real challenge came when we cleaned out their garage and started minimizing stuff for the move. “Where do you want me to start,” I asked my mother-in-law while looking at her very packed garage. She…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Things You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet
    The holiday shopping season is here again, and identity thieves are on the lookout for careless customers who either misplace vulnerable personal information, or leave it unattended in a cart. More than any time of year, this season is a prime time…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • 3 Examples of Why Hand-Me-Downs are Not Just for Kids
    As a kid I hated hand-me-downs. You know, the clothes, toys, or shoes that your older siblings would get brand new, but you’d receive after they outgrew them? Every pair of jeans seemed to have a whole in the knee, every shirt had something on the…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Help Kids Turn Making Money Into a Fun Experience
    One of the best ways to teach young kids about anything is to make learning a fun experience. This is especially key when it comes to anything money related. If you can find a way to think outside-the-box you can get kids excited about finances, budg…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How I Bribe My Son to Do Well in School Without Paying for Grades
    Growing up, I knew kids who were paid for their grades. An A was worth $X, and a B was worth a little less, and so on. My parents briefly flirted with the idea of paying my siblings and I for our grades, but realized it didn’t really motivate us…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Keep Kids Entertained While On the Road: 5 Budget-Friendly Ideas
    “Are we there yet?” “No!” I used to get a kick out of The Simpson’s Ride commercial each time it aired on television. But when my oldest son began to ask this question repeatedly on an extended road trip, it suddenly wasn’t so funny anymo…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Save Money on Holiday Photo Cards Without Sacrificing Quality
    The holidays are one of my favorite times of year because I love all the family photo cards. Okay, I don’t love the actual process of getting everyone ready, ordering the cards, and sending them out, but I do love having that keepsake from each se…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Find it Hard to Save Money? You’re Not Alone
    Have you ever thought about where your spending habits come from? We all know that some of us have a hard time saving money, while others find it difficult or painful to spend their hard-earned cash. Some of your money management style comes from yo…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Avoid the Black Friday Madness and Still Get Great Deals
    Thanksgiving is only two short weeks away, and the air is filled with anticipation of the official start of the holiday shopping season. I’m obviously talking about Black Friday, when people stay up all night to get a shot at (self-proclaimed) once…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • 3 Tips for Shopping Locally and Saving Money
    Recently, I’ve been trying to phase out some of the big box stores where I can, and instead shop locally. Why? Because shopping locally has some great benefits. Firstly, you’re putting money back into your own community and promoting local job g…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How I Track My Money (and Still Save) Without Using a Budget
    I’m constantly asked to describe how I budget my money. When I talk about my budget, though, I refer to it as my “no budget” budget plan, or just a spending plan. This is because I don’t budget my money in what we often think of as the tradit…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • 9 Quick Tips for Saving Money on Extracurricular Activities for Kids
    Your child’s Extra Academic Activities, or extracurricular activities, can be rather steep. On top of paying for regular school functions and events, these activities go above and beyond the normal curriculum. As a mother of two very athletic boys…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 1:00pm -

Deal Seeking Mom

  • New!Staples Self-Inking Stamp $4.99

    Staples Self-Inking Stamp $4.99

    Right now you can score Self-Inking Stamps from Staples for $4.99 (reg. $22.99)! Choose FREE in-store pick up to avoid shipping fees for an even better deal.  This could be a great help in getting your Christmas cards out quickly - or it could make…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • New!How to Train Your Dragon 2 $22.99

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 $22.99

    Right now on Amazon you can add How to Train Your Dragon 2 [Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD] for $22 to your video library for $22.99! Plus you'll enjoy FREE Super Saver Shipping on your order over $35, or with your Amazon Prime membership. How to Train You…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • New!Rite Aid Deals Week of 11/23/14

    Rite Aid Deals Week of 11/23/14

    Corrie from "Cents"able Momma is the Deal Seeking Mom Store Expert for Rite Aid. At "Cents"able Momma, she helps others be "able" to save their "cents" by sharing great deals, coupons, freebies, money saving tips, and even a few methods to earn a…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:01pm -
  • New!Huge Premium Magazine Sale: Rare Titles + GREAT Prices!

    Huge Premium Magazine Sale: Rare Titles + GREAT Prices!

      This weekend magazine sale is one of the best that I have seen, some amazing titles (some that we haven't seen in a very long time!) and some GREAT gift ideas for the holidays!! Taste of Home (1yrs: $6.25, 2yrs: $12.50, 3yrs: $18.75, 4yrs: $25.00…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:58am -
  • New!Consumer Recalls: Graco Strollers and Travel Systems

    Consumer Recalls: Graco Strollers and Travel Systems

    Graco has issued a recall on Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • New!Hot Wheels $0.42 at Dollar General

    Hot Wheels $0.42 at Dollar General

    Here's a great deal available at Dollar General, but stop in quick as it's valid today through tomorrow (Saturday, 11/21) only.  Dollar General has their Hot Wheels on sale - buy one, get TWO free.  No coupons are necessary to make this a great dea…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:40pm -
  • New!Custom Calendar $10.99 Shipped

    Custom Calendar $10.99 Shipped

      Here's another fun deal to score at York Photo!  New customers can get a Custom Calendar for $5 when you use coupon code 5WALLCALL at check out. Plus you'll get 40 FREE prints when you register with York Photo.  Shipping starts around $5.99. Her…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30pm -
  • New!Getting the Best Black Friday Prices with #LessStress

    Getting the Best Black Friday Prices with #LessStress

    We've seen a number of store release their Black Friday ads this week... Have you started planning your Black Friday shopping trip, yet? I actually have a very short list of items that we're considering braving the crowds for this year, but I'll be h…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:45pm -
  • New!The Originial Donut Shop Keurig K-Cups $11.50

    The Originial Donut Shop Keurig K-Cups $11.50

    Today at Cross Country Cafe you can pick up some Original Donut Shop Keurig K-Cup Coffee cups for $11.50.  Original Donut Shop Extra Bold K-Cups are made with the highest quality Arabica beans which are medium roasted for a smooth, fresh and bold cu…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:38pm -
  • New!Celeste Pizza for One FREE after SavingStar Rebate

    Celeste Pizza for One FREE after SavingStar Rebate

    Hurry and login to your SavingStar account to load this new FREE Celeste Pizza for One SavingStar Rebate Offer.  Click on "Grocery eCoupons" to make sure you find this and more current SavingStar offers. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie! Ce…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:35pm -
  • Freebie Friday: Frozen, Half Price Books, Walgreens + More!

    Freebie Friday: Frozen, Half Price Books, Walgreens + More!

    Freebie Friday is provided by Wendi, who blogs at TheFreebieBlogger, where she finds you 100% free items each and every day. Click here for FREE Frozen Printable Activity Sheets (they include Elsa, Anna, & Olaf coloring sheets, snowflake maze, memory…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Weekly Coupon Insert Preview: 11/23/14

    Weekly Coupon Insert Preview: 11/23/14

    Here is a preview of the coupons in this week's newspaper insert. They've all been added to the Deal Seeking Mom Coupon Database as well! Be sure to refer to the coupon insert schedule to see which inserts are included in each week's paper! Please no…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:15pm -
  • Toys R Us 15% off Regular Priced Toy NEW Printable Coupon

    Toys R Us 15% off Regular Priced Toy NEW Printable Coupon

    Grab this new 15% off your regular-priced toy purchase at Toys 'R Us printable coupon to shop early and make your own sale!  This coupon is valid in-store only, through 11/22. Thanks, For The Mommas! Toys R Us 15% off Regular Priced Toy NEW Printabl…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice $0.28 at Walmart

    Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice $0.28 at Walmart

    Combine coupons to score some Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice packs for as low as $0.28 at Walmart this week! Here's the deal: Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice Pouch, $2.48 ea. $0.70/1 Seeds of Change Ready-to-Heat Rice Pouch (…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Minecraft’s Complete Handbook Collection $19.18

    Minecraft’s Complete Handbook Collection $19.18

    Get your Minecraft player reading again with this set! Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection is on sale for $19.18, and you'll enjoy FREE Super Saver Shipping on your order over $35, or with your Amazon Prime membership. Minecraft's four bestse…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Amazon Prime FREE Trial Membership (Enjoy FREE Shipping)

    Amazon Prime FREE Trial Membership (Enjoy FREE Shipping)

    Now is the time to try a FREE 30-Day Trial Amazon Prime Membership!  The annual rate is $99, and includes access to Prime Instant Videos, unlimited photo storage, exclusive access to the the Kindle Owner's Lending Library, and FREE two-day shipping.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Walmart Pre-Black Friday Event Starts Now! #BlackFriday

    Walmart Pre-Black Friday Event Starts Now! #BlackFriday

    For the second year in a row, Walmart is offering an early taste of Black Friday prices a week early, and the savings start right now! You'll find lowered prices on popular toys, electronics and more, plus prices that will match or beat select Black…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:24pm -
  • Glamour Magazine + Knit Scarf $12.95 with FREE Shipping

    Glamour Magazine + Knit Scarf $12.95 with FREE Shipping

    Today on Cents of Style you can score a Galmour Magazine Subscription along with a Knit Scarf for $12.95 with FREE Shipping! Just use promo code FASHIONFRIDAY during checkout for this deal. This is a $61.95 value - for $12.95! (Cover price on 12-issu…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Disney Princess Magazine $13.99 per Year!

    Disney Princess Magazine $13.99 per Year!

    Attention Disney Princess Fans! What a wonderful gift idea for your little princess! Right now, you can get a one-year subscription to Disney Princess Magazine for $13.99. Just use code DEALSEEKINGMOM at checkout to get this discounted price. You can…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:59am -
  • Thinking Organic Thursday: Organic Savings On Thanksgiving Essentials!

    Thinking Organic Thursday: Organic Savings On Thanksgiving Essentials!

    Thinking Organic Thursday is brought to you by Susan at Organic Deals. Susan finds coupons and deals on organic food, clothes and health & beauty products on her site. New organic deals and coupons available this week: Grab new holiday baking coupo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:30am -

Credit.com Blog

  • New!6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

    6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

    The National Retail Federation says you’ll probably be $804 poorer after the 2014 holiday season wraps up. That’s how much the industry group says consumers plan to spend this year. While the lion’s share of that money goes to family, you also…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • New!Could Maternity Leave Keep You From Buying a Home?

    Could Maternity Leave Keep You From Buying a Home?

    Looking to buy a home with a munchkin on the way? The details of your temporary leave may impact your ability to get a mortgage. If you plan on taking a maternity leave of absence from your job, it’s important to know how a home loan lender will vi…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • New!5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home

    5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home

    Although buying your home was likely the biggest financial and personal decision you have ever made, there will likely come a time when you are no longer comfortable living there. Maybe this was your “starter home” or some significant milestones…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Hockey Player With Multi-Million-Dollar Contract Files for Bankruptcy

    Hockey Player With Multi-Million-Dollar Contract Files for Bankruptcy

    A 27-year-old professional hockey player declared bankruptcy Oct. 7, despite having earned $18 million in nine seasons in the NHL and $5 million on the way for his current season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Nearly all of Jack Johnson’s money is…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

    The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

    Finding a $100 bill would make anyone’s day, especially around the holidays. Of course, that happiness wouldn’t last long if someone stole your car as soon as you went to retrieve your newfound treasure. Apparently, that happened in Maryland.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:22pm -
  • Credit Score Companies Fined $22M by FTC for Illegal Billing

    Credit Score Companies Fined $22M by FTC for Illegal Billing

    The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement this week in which three credit score companies will pay consumers $22 million for billing them for credit monitoring products they never ordered. The companies drew customers to their sites by off…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

    Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday proposed new rules that would offer U.S. homeowners additional protection from foreclosure. The proposals are part of the CFPB’s ongoing effort to protect struggling homeowners and make the mortgag…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • These Public Colleges Spit Out Grads With the Most Student Loan Debt

    These Public Colleges Spit Out Grads With the Most Student Loan Debt

    Pennsylvania has some pretty dismal student loan debt figures: Graduates of Pennsylvania colleges and universities have some of the highest average debt loads in the U.S., a huge portion of students take out loans and nine of the 20 public schools w…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • How to Rebuild Your Credit Without Using Credit Cards

    How to Rebuild Your Credit Without Using Credit Cards

    Credit cards can be a polarizing subject. Many Americans love them for their security and convenience, but these very same qualities lead many cardholders into debt. After becoming overextended, cardholders may miss payments and find themselves wit…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You… & You Can Stop It

    Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You… & You Can Stop It

    If the past year has taught consumers anything, it’s that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can use to make a buck. But the intrusions don’t stop there. If the thought of being the unwitt…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • 6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

    6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

    There is probably only one person in the world that you should ever lie to — yourself. Forcing yourself to believe a small lie can be an effective way to help you make smart decisions. For example, pretending that there’s a police car around e…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • My Credit Score Makes No Sense

    My Credit Score Makes No Sense

    Having trouble understanding your credit score? Here’s how to make sense of that three-digit number lenders use to decide how creditworthy you are. Your credit score is determined by five key factors, all of which come from information in your cre…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • More Consumers Are Falling Behind on Their Car Payments

    More Consumers Are Falling Behind on Their Car Payments

    Auto loan delinquencies increased in the third quarter, but the market remains stable, according to analysts at Experian Automotive. The company released its quarterly State of the Automotive Finance Market report, showing an $86 billion bump in open…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • 3 Strategies to Prevent a Holiday Shopping Binge

    3 Strategies to Prevent a Holiday Shopping Binge

    When you are trying to get fit, tools like a pedometer or fitness app can help you track your progress toward your goal. Dieting? A scale is probably your go-to tool. But what about if you are trying to keep yourself from going overboard with holiday…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Can You Afford a New Baby?

    Can You Afford a New Baby?

    I turned 30 this year, which means that I’ve reached that magical age. Now, whenever I log into Facebook my feed is filled with pregnant bellies and pictures of adorable newborns. It seems like everyone is having a baby. But not everyone is. Some p…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Nation’s Biggest Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealer Fined $8 Million

    Nation’s Biggest Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealer Fined $8 Million

    It’s been a bad week for debt collectors who employ questionable tactics. The largest buy-here, pay-here car dealer in the nation must pay an $8 million civil penalty after an investigation by federal authorities found it had repeatedly harassed co…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Family Faces $1M Medical Bill For Having a Baby on Vacation

    Family Faces $1M Medical Bill For Having a Baby on Vacation


    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:30pm -
  • 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans

    3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans

    Student loans can be a necessity. They can also be a way out of a more difficult semester or year. In my case, I thought I needed a loan, but in hindsight I see that I didn’t. In personal finance my eternal truth is this: If you can’t afford it,…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • How to Spot a ‘Work From Home’ Scam

    How to Spot a ‘Work From Home’ Scam

    “Local mom makes $6,795/month part-time!” How? Easy! Posting links on websites. Helping charities raise money. Signing up friends. And really, it is possible — but then, so is winning the lottery this week. Follow that ‘mom’ offer (how did…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Why You Aren’t Ready to Retire

    Why You Aren’t Ready to Retire

    Just because you reach a certain age or achieve a certain milestone, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are ready to stop working. What is it that keeps you in the office? Whether your motivations are financial (a paycheck) or emotional (social intera…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:01am -

Consumerism Commentary

  • Why Socrates and Plato Are the Only Financial Gurus You Need

    Why Socrates and Plato Are the Only Financial Gurus You Need

    Forget today's best-selling financial gurus and authors. Socrates and Plato covered all that you need to know about wealth and life.Why Socrates and Plato Are the Only Financial Gurus You Need is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 6:42pm -
  • Is Acorns the Next Best App for Investing?

    Is Acorns the Next Best App for Investing?

    Acorns allows investors to divert small amounts of money to the stock market, $5 at a time. And all you need is your mobile phone. Have you seen the fees?Is Acorns the Next Best App for Investing? is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consume…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 8:06pm -
  • The Best Cash Back Credit Cards, November 2014

    The Best Cash Back Credit Cards, November 2014

    Cash back credit cards can help consumers practice responsible spending while earning a little extra for their efforts when used properly. The days of earning 5% cash back for credit card purchases may be nothing but a memory, but the smart use of cr…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 8:25pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, September 2014

    Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, September 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 3:15pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Brian, September 2014

    Naked With Cash: Brian, September 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 6:34pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, September 2014

    Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, September 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 2:33pm -
  • The One Action You Need to Take in Any Market Correction

    The One Action You Need to Take in Any Market Correction

    As of today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has erased all of its gains this year. We’re not quite in “market correction” territory, though. The S&P 500 is still up year-to-date, but it isn’t presenting as fantastic a return as was evident…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:11pm -
  • Mark Cuban Wants to Cap Student Loans at $10,000

    Mark Cuban Wants to Cap Student Loans at $10,000

    We expect much from people we see on television. And it’s worse when we perceive someone to be smart and talented, even if they’re speaking beyond their area of expertise. We think someone who is a great community leader or someone who is a great…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 7:21pm -
  • Hard Work and Practice Can’t Guarantee Success

    Hard Work and Practice Can’t Guarantee Success

    I’ve written extensively about taking control of one’s own finances. My life changed for me when I realized I had more control over my personal situation than I previously believed. Every human has the power to make every decision based on a futu…
    - 45 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 9:22pm -
  • How Do You Determine Your House’s Value?

    How Do You Determine Your House’s Value?

    Yesterday, I pointed out that the house you live in is an essential part of your net worth calculation. But determining the value of your house, especially if it’s the house you live in and not something you track as an investment, can be tricky. I…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Betsey S, August 2014

    Naked With Cash: Betsey S, August 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:25pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, August 2014

    Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, August 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:53pm -
  • You Need to Include Your House in Your Net Worth

    You Need to Include Your House in Your Net Worth

    Naked With Cash participants include their houses in their net worth, if they own houses. Is that really necessary?You Need to Include Your House in Your Net Worth is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 5:58pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Brian, August 2014

    Naked With Cash: Brian, August 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 4:28pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, August 2014

    Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, August 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:49pm -
  • Tipping Housekeepers: Whose Responsibility Is It to Pay Hotel Staff?

    Tipping Housekeepers: Whose Responsibility Is It to Pay Hotel Staff?

    The prevalence of tipping is simply a fact of society. On several occasions, a friend of mine bemoaned the perceived necessity of tipping a specified amount to restaurant servers while dining out. He would ask the rest of our friends eating together…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 2:35pm -
  • Reader Question: Where Is My Cash Now?

    Reader Question: Where Is My Cash Now?

    A reader asks where I keep my savings and whether I'm still a customer of Capital One 360.Reader Question: Where Is My Cash Now? is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 11:27pm -
  • Why Most Millennials Don’t Have Credit Cards

    Why Most Millennials Don’t Have Credit Cards

    According to a new survey, 63% of Millennials own no credit cards. For this poll, the Millennial generation is defined as those in the United States aged 18 to 29. The survey, put together by BankRate, attempts to get to the root cause for the lack o…
    - 75 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 3:54pm -
  • 7 Essential Money Ideas for College Freshmen

    7 Essential Money Ideas for College Freshmen

    It was a long time ago, but I remember my first few weeks of college. Twenty years ago last month, I left my home state of New Jersey to live on campus at a neighboring state and to pursue my education degree. I had been away from home before for ext…
    - 80 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 3:00pm -
  • The Root Cause of Your Financial Problems and the Source of Your Success

    The Root Cause of Your Financial Problems and the Source of Your Success

    Any person is a product of his or her environment to a significant extent. And because so much of our personality is formed when we are under the age of ten, there’s something to be said for the benefits of being a child within a family situation t…
    - 81 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:47pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Betsey S, July 2014

    Naked With Cash: Betsey S, July 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 86 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:33am -
  • Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, July 2014

    Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, July 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:47pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, July 2014

    Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, July 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 88 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 8:23pm -
  • Naked With Cash: Brian, July 2014

    Naked With Cash: Brian, July 2014

    Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedbac…
    - 89 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 3:50pm -
  • Quicken 2015 for Mac Review and Giveaway

    Quicken 2015 for Mac Review and Giveaway

    I have one free download code for Quicken 2015 for Mac to give away to a lucky reader. Instructions are at the bottom of this article. It’s been nine years since Intuit released a version of Quicken that was both fully-featured and designed to run…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:48pm -

Christian Personal Finance

  • What You Should Do If Your Mortgage Is Underwater

    What You Should Do If Your Mortgage Is Underwater

    Much has been made in the past few years of homeowners who walk away from homes that are worth less than the outstanding mortgage balance. The process even has a name – strategic default – which is abandoning an investment that no longer looks pr…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • How to finally get started with your business idea

    How to finally get started with your business idea

    I remember sitting in my cubicle, with cloth walls surrounding me – or should I say caving in on me – with the sterile glow of a fluorescent light above my head. I had to stand up and look 50 yards in either direction just to catch a glimpse of s…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • 15 Healthy Slow Cooker Meals for under $10

    15 Healthy Slow Cooker Meals for under $10

    Fall is the perfect time to break out the slow cooker.  I love that my family and I can still have healthy, home cooked meals for dinner, without the fuss and cleanup of actually preparing a huge meal every night.  Slow cookers are the perfect tool…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:10pm -
  • How to Give a Cell Phone As A Gift: 8 Important Tips

    How to Give a Cell Phone As A Gift: 8 Important Tips

    Thinking about getting that fancy new cell phone for your someone special this Christmas? Great idea! But before you head to your local cell phone store, there are a handful of important tips you should know so that you don't spoil the surprise or hi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • How Should a Teenager Handle Saving vs. Spending?

    How Should a Teenager Handle Saving vs. Spending?

    The saving vs. spending transition is something of a rite of passage every teenager needs to experience in order to get on the road to financial security and independence later in life. But it’s also a surprisingly difficult lesson to learn, since…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • 25+ DIY gift ideas for under $10

    25+ DIY gift ideas for under $10

    With the approach of Christmas, I’m trying to find ways to gift those in my life while not spending too much. Let’s face it, one can go broke this time of year!  We focus on the gift, not the meaning behind it… or, at least I have been guilty…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • 10 Must-Have Tools to be a Black Friday shopping Ninja

    10 Must-Have Tools to be a Black Friday shopping Ninja

    Black Friday. You either love it, or you hate it. Many people cannot wait for the busiest shopping day of the holiday season to arrive. The deals are unbelievable and there is so much money to be saved as you shop your Christmas List. But, it comes w…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:45pm -
  • 7 Things Every Christian Should Do Every Day

    7 Things Every Christian Should Do Every Day

    As Christians, we never want to get into the legalistic practice of creating “to do lists” that we must follow in order to define ourselves as believers. But at the same time, there certain things every Christian should do every day in order to s…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:40pm -
  • $2500 Apple Stock (AAPL) Giveaway!

    $2500 Apple Stock (AAPL) Giveaway!

    We are partnering with the folks from Nvestly to bring you a $2500 AAPL stock giveaway today. In case you don’t know, Nvestly is a social investment platform that allows users to follow top investors and see their real portfolio holdings. Similar t…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 8:59pm -
  • 5 Things Every College Student Should Know How To Do

    5 Things Every College Student Should Know How To Do

    Even though you’ll be a student while attending college, there are still financial tasks every college student should know how to do. In addition to studying, the college years are also time to get acclimated to how the world works. That brings res…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Nov 14, 5:00pm -

The Krazy Coupon Lady

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • Examples of spending on the things you LOVE?

    Examples of spending on the things you LOVE?

    I was reading this Reddit thread where people talk about their biggest discretionary expenses and it got me thinking. It’s so rare to see that kind of honesty, where people talk about what they really enjoy, guilt-free. It’s very different … Co…
    - 7 Apr 14, 4:36am -
  • Real success stories from TINY online businesses

    Real success stories from TINY online businesses

    When I started my business, I just assumed I would have to build up a beautiful website (to match my beautiful eyebrows), have a huge email list, get tons of followers, and ONLY THEN could I have a real business. … ContinuedReal success stories fr…
    - 28 Mar 14, 12:06pm -
  • How to overcome your fear of starting an online business

    How to overcome your fear of starting an online business

    I fell down at a bowling alley. The best part of this video is that, seconds before I fell, I literally walked over to my friend, said, “Record this,” and handed them my phone, like I was some world-champion bowler. … ContinuedHow to overcome…
    - 26 Mar 14, 6:03pm -
  • 3 essential systems for starting an online business

    3 essential systems for starting an online business

    . I’m going to do something unusual in this post. You’ve never heard me talk about how much revenue my business generates. But today, I’ll share some of those numbers with you. And I’ll reveal even more to my private … Continued3 essential…
    - 24 Mar 14, 10:33am -
  • How to conquer self-sabotage

    How to conquer self-sabotage

    You’re about to get advice from a guy who was recently listening to Pandora, heard an awesome song come on, loved it enough to search for the lyrics, and paused when he realized it was by Miley Cyrus. Then he … ContinuedHow to conquer self-sabot…
    - 20 Mar 14, 10:34am -
  • The Zig/Zag Technique to finding an online business idea

    The Zig/Zag Technique to finding an online business idea

    Think about the average guy approaching the average woman at a bar. What does he say? “Hi…do you come here a lot?” “Hi, my name’s John…” “Hi…what are you drinking?” These seem like normal things to say, right? The problem … Cont…
    - 17 Mar 14, 11:56am -
  • Online business: From my first sale to a $12,000 product

    Online business: From my first sale to a $12,000 product

    In this post, you’ll learn how I went from a $4.95 ebook to launching a $12,000 flagship course. This isn’t the same sort of tactical minutiae you’ll find on other “online business” sites. I don’t tell you that you NEED … ContinuedOnli…
    - 13 Mar 14, 6:01am -
  • Business ideas: Which online business should you start?

    Business ideas: Which online business should you start?

    By the end of this post, you’ll know exactly which kind of online business to start. But first, I love how 1000+ of you responded to my question, “What excites you about starting an online business?”… …with a bunch of … ContinuedBusiness…
    - 11 Mar 14, 11:18pm -
  • Straight truth about starting an online business

    Straight truth about starting an online business

    Alright, today is the beginning of an entirely new chapter of IWT. I just got back from a last-minute weekend ski trip and I’m ready to finally talk about the #1 REQUESTED IWT TOPIC OF ALL TIME. Last-minute ski trip … ContinuedStraight truth abo…
    - 10 Mar 14, 1:00am -
  • The #1 most requested topic on IWT

    The #1 most requested topic on IWT

    I decided to take a last-minute ski trip this weekend. Here’s a quick email I sent to my friends: Last-minute ski trip So you won’t hear from me for the rest of the week. Which might be a good thing, … ContinuedThe #1 most requested topic on I…
    - 5 Mar 14, 12:52am -

Frugal Dad

  • Report Predicts STEMM Jobs Growth Will Outpace STEMM Graduates

    Report Predicts STEMM Jobs Growth Will Outpace STEMM Graduates

    The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology estimates there will be 1 million fewer graduates in the fields… READ MOREThe post Report Predicts STEMM Jobs Growth Will Outpace STEMM Graduates appeared first on Affordable Schools O…
    - 27 May 14, 9:00am -
  • Enrollment Shortfalls Breed Competition For College Students

    Enrollment Shortfalls Breed Competition For College Students

    Many private colleges depend on tuition for their annual budgets. As summer rolls in, colleges that are not on target… READ MOREThe post Enrollment Shortfalls Breed Competition For College Students appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 20 May 14, 9:00am -
  • You Don’t Always Have to Accept the First Financial Aid Award You’re Offered

    You Don’t Always Have to Accept the First Financial Aid Award You’re Offered

    If you are like nearly half of all college students today, you count on financial aid to attend college. In… READ MOREThe post You Don’t Always Have to Accept the First Financial Aid Award You’re Offered appeared first on Affordable Schools Onl…
    - 21 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Student Loans: Think Before You Borrow

    Student Loans: Think Before You Borrow

    On average, a college graduate earns just over $47,000 per year. On the other hand, individuals who possess only a high… READ MOREThe post Student Loans: Think Before You Borrow appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 18 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • These Libraries Elevate the Studying Experience

    These Libraries Elevate the Studying Experience

    Often times, the library on campus is a dark, windowless building filled with rows of dusty, little-touched books. Quiet, institutional,… READ MOREThe post These Libraries Elevate the Studying Experience appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 16 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Lousiana Paves Way For Education-Business-Government Synergy

    Lousiana Paves Way For Education-Business-Government Synergy

    Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to create a $40 million incentive fund to direct dollars to high-demand programs that will fill… READ MOREThe post Lousiana Paves Way For Education-Business-Government Synergy appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 4 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • New Program Seeks to Reimagine College Life

    New Program Seeks to Reimagine College Life

    I’ve written quite a bit about students’ lack of preparation for both college and the job world. College-level educators complain… READ MOREThe post New Program Seeks to Reimagine College Life appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 31 Mar 14, 4:18pm -
  • Digital Badges Over Degrees?

    Digital Badges Over Degrees?

    These days, skills are increasingly valued over education, employers complain that college grads are unprepared for the real world and… READ MOREThe post Digital Badges Over Degrees? appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 27 Mar 14, 6:34pm -
  • Likely 2016 Rivals: Higher Ed Less Accessible

    Likely 2016 Rivals: Higher Ed Less Accessible

    JStone / Shutterstock.com Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, from opposing political parties, are likely the leading potential presidential candidates… READ MOREThe post Likely 2016 Rivals: Higher Ed Less Accessible appeared first on Affordable S…
    - 26 Mar 14, 3:12pm -
  • It’s Time To Start Looking For Your Summer Job

    It’s Time To Start Looking For Your Summer Job

    One great way to get some money in your pocket for college expenses is to work over the summer. Whether… READ MOREThe post It’s Time To Start Looking For Your Summer Job appeared first on Affordable Schools Online.
    - 20 Mar 14, 9:00am -

Savings.com Blog

  • Why I Broke Down and Finally Subscribed to a Music Service

    Why I Broke Down and Finally Subscribed to a Music Service

    I hate subscriptions. Paying a monthly fee for anything feels like a rip-off to me, a money pit from which there is no escape. Granted, I’ve been a cable subscriber for, well, roughly as long as cable has existed. Same goes for my cell phone, thoug…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:38pm -
  • Five Insanely Good Gadget Deals That Feel Like Black Friday
    Is it Black Friday already? Let’s see, no, the calendar says Tuesday. So why the heck am I discovering so many amazing deals on gadgets and gear? Don’t know, don’t care. The reality is you’re about to save big on everything from laptops to t…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 12:17am -
  • This Holiday Season’s Best Times to Buy

    This Holiday Season’s Best Times to Buy

    Every year the deal-hunting pros at Savings.com create a calendar with predictions about the best times to buy holiday gifts. This is an art and a science. We analyze 1.5 million data points from the last 5 years, and layer on top of that our expert…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Which Stick Streams Best? The War for Your TV Heats Up

    Which Stick Streams Best? The War for Your TV Heats Up

    So many streaming sticks, so few HDMI ports. I’m referring, of course, to the new breed of media-streaming “boxes” that deliver Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix, and other TV-junkie goodness to your big screen. Gone is the set-top appliance;…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 3:12pm -
  • The Tech Gear I’d Buy if Money Was No Object

    The Tech Gear I’d Buy if Money Was No Object


    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:38pm -
  • Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is the Streaming Deal of the Year

    Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is the Streaming Deal of the Year

    Amazon’s Fire TV? Meh. A $99 Roku competitor that hasn’t exactly set the world on… well, you know. Amazon’s just-announced Fire TV Stick? Zowie! Ah-OOH-ga! Holy insane deals, Batman! Pre-order between now and 6 a.m. (PT), Oct. 29, and you can…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 5:21pm -
  • Pet Insurance Explained
    People love their pets. A lot. Here in Los Angeles, for example, the spectrum runs from “My pet has its own Instagram account” to “My pet models for its own line of silk-screen couture.” And with the money people are willing to shell out for…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Haunt Your House For $50 or Less!
    Halloween is around the corner, and the scariest thing of all is how stores are jacking up prices. It seems everywhere you go, from convenience stores to big boxes, companies are trying to take advantage of your Halloween spirit. Chill, bud. Just tak…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Set Up a ‘Video-Selfie’ Studio on the Cheap

    Set Up a ‘Video-Selfie’ Studio on the Cheap

    Recently I was hired to record some how-to videos about computer security, which made me feel good because I’ve been giving away that advice to friends and family for years. (No more free lunch for you, people I love!) Just one problem: The video…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 8:24pm -
  • Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Arizona
    Over the last few weeks, Matt Blitz has been traveling Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. His first article covered Route 66 in California and this next entry is on A…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:00pm -

My Money Blog

  • Cooking Dinner At Home: The Flowchart

    Cooking Dinner At Home: The Flowchart

    I believe that most people would like to cook their own food at home, but sometimes the best intentions still end up with me eating Panda Express with those darn little splintery chopsticks! After many weeks of trying to cook meals at home, I’ve tr…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:05am -
  • Chart: Stocks and Bond Returns Tend To Move In Opposite Directions

    Chart: Stocks and Bond Returns Tend To Move In Opposite Directions


    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:06am -
  • How to Win the Loser’s Game: Free Documentary

    How to Win the Loser’s Game: Free Documentary

    SensibleInvesting.tv recently released a free documentary about the fund management industry and the effect of their high fees on the returns of everyday citizens. “How to Win the Loser’s Game” includes interviews with Vanguard founder John Bog…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:30am -
  • Best Frugal Chicken Broth: Most Flavor For The Least Money?

    Best Frugal Chicken Broth: Most Flavor For The Least Money?

    For me, cooking at home means using a ton of chicken broth and chicken stock (yes there are technically differences between broth and stock but mostly the terms are used interchangeably in recipes). It comes in handy in all kinds of recipes, and basi…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:45am -
  • Chase Freedom $200 Limited Time Offer

    Chase Freedom $200 Limited Time Offer

    Updated with limited-time $200 bonus and new 5% categories for Q1 2015. The Chase Freedom® – $200 Bonus has a new limited time promotion offering a $200 Bonus after you make $500 in purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. In addit…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 11:13pm -
  • Top 1% of Income at Age 30 = $135,000 a Year

    Top 1% of Income at Age 30 = $135,000 a Year

    I’ve never been into the whole 1% politicized debate, but Derek Thompson at The Atlantic has put out another chart that just begs for a glance. The richest percentile of Americans makes many hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. So how could a $…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • PNC Bank Card + Visa Checkout $10 Bonus

    PNC Bank Card + Visa Checkout $10 Bonus

    Get a $10 statement credit via this link when you enroll in Visa Checkout with a PNC Bank Visa debit or credit card by 12/31/2014. You don’t actually have to buy anything for this promotion. Visa Checkout allows you to pay at participating online m…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 9:05pm -
  • Bank of America Card + Visa Checkout $10 Bonus

    Bank of America Card + Visa Checkout $10 Bonus

    Get a $10 Prepaid Reward Visa® Card via this link when you enroll in Visa Checkout with a Bank of America Visa debit or credit card by 12/4/2014. You’ll need to be a new Visa Checkout account customer and add a BofA consumer card, but the promo do…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • American Express Small Business Saturday 2014 – $30 Total Bonus Per Card

    American Express Small Business Saturday 2014 – $30 Total Bonus Per Card

    Reminder: Registration is now live on Shopsmall.com. You will get e-mail confirmation. I would highly recommend registering sometime on Sunday to guarantee your spot, as the number of registrations is limited. The actual day that you must make your p…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 7:27am -
  • AmEx Small Business Card Offers: $150 off $150 AT&T Wireless

    AmEx Small Business Card Offers: $150 off $150 AT&T Wireless

    Quickly since this won’t apply to everyone – If you have a American Express Business card with OPEN, check to see if you were offered $150 back at AT&T Wireless. Simply log into your AmEx account online and scroll down until you see the “Amex O…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 6:14am -
  • Raise App: Buy Gift Cards on Smartphone Right Before Purchase

    Raise App: Buy Gift Cards on Smartphone Right Before Purchase

    I prefer shopping tips that let you save money on stuff you’d already buy anyway. Raise.com lets you buy and sell gift cards online, and according to them they are the largest online marketplace for gift cards (plus they’ve raised $25M in venture…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 6:13am -
  • Chart: The Reason You Never Get Anything Done

    Chart: The Reason You Never Get Anything Done

    This highly scientific chart shows why many of us are so inefficient. I’m definitely guilty of this one. Another insightful comic from XKCD, via Abnormal Returns. Chart: The Reason You Never Get Anything Done from My Money Blog. © MyMoneyBlog.com,…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 6:45am -
  • REITs and Rising Interest Rates

    REITs and Rising Interest Rates

    Since March 2009, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity index of US real estate stocks has has nearly quadrupled. When will the party end? Mathematically, we know that bond values will go down in general if interest rates rise. But how would rising interest rat…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 6:31am -
  • Target Gift Cards 10% Off on Black Friday 2015

    Target Gift Cards 10% Off on Black Friday 2015

    I usually don’t write much about Black Friday “deals” as it usually involves a lot of stuff most people don’t need anyway, but this year it caught my attention that Target is selling their gift cards at 10% off face value. Here are details ac…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 6:09am -
  • REIT Primer: Should You Add REITs To Your Retirement Portfolio?

    REIT Primer: Should You Add REITs To Your Retirement Portfolio?

    Here is a fairly balanced and informational Morningstar article about real estate investment trusts (REITs). Below are my notes and excerpts: Equity REITs are publicly traded companies that own and manage income-generating real estate properties. REI…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 6:41am -
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card Review: Two Roundtrip Flights + Companion Pass Info

    Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card Review: Two Roundtrip Flights + Companion Pass Info

    Southwest has brought back their 50,000 bonus point promo for the Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card. That’s worth 2 Roundtrip Flights (over $700 in airfare with no limited-capacity seating hoops or $500 in Amazon.com gift c…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 6:36am -
  • 2015 ACA Obamacare Income Qualification Chart

    2015 ACA Obamacare Income Qualification Chart

    Open enrollment for obtaining health insurance from the Affordable Care Act-sponsored Health Insurance Marketplace for the 2015 calendar year starts on November 15th, 2014. (If you have a qualifying event like marriage, divorce, the birth of a child,…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 6:32am -
  • Dinner: A Love Story Book Review – An Ode to Family Dinners

    Dinner: A Love Story Book Review – An Ode to Family Dinners

    Every since completing the Dinner Boot Camp over 8 weeks ago, we have cooked dinner at home at least 5 times every single week (heating up frozen lasagna doesn’t count). Two months! That has never happened before… The weeklong boot camp (see if s…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 6:37am -
  • Our Family’s Retroactive COBRA Health Insurance Experience

    Our Family’s Retroactive COBRA Health Insurance Experience

    In order to extend her maternity leave, my wife is taking an unpaid leave-of-absence from her job. Since this means we will lose her employer-paid health insurance and our child has an issue that requires regular doctor visits at this time, we knew t…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 6:30am -
  • Amazon Prime Photos: Free Unlimited Photo Backup

    Amazon Prime Photos: Free Unlimited Photo Backup

    Amazon has announced another feature for Prime subscribers: unlimited free online photo storage. As part of their Cloud Drive, Prime Photos will allow you to back up all your photos in full resolution via either web browser, smartphone app, or deskto…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 6:26am -
  • Cash Reserves & Best Interest Rates Update – November 2014

    Cash Reserves & Best Interest Rates Update – November 2014

    Our family keeps a full year of expenses put aside in cash reserves; it provides us with financial stability with the additional side benefits of lower stress and less concern about stock market gyrations. Emergency funds can actually have a better r…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 9:12pm -
  • Savings I-Bonds November 2014 Interest Rate Officially Announced

    Savings I-Bonds November 2014 Interest Rate Officially Announced

    Update: The official announcement states that effective November 1st, the new fixed rate on Series I savings bonds is 0.0%, down from the previous 0.1%. The variable inflation-indexed rate is 1.48% (as was predicted). Thus, buying a new I Bond betwee…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 9:07pm -
  • Zmodo All-in-One sPoE DIY Security Camera System Review

    Zmodo All-in-One sPoE DIY Security Camera System Review

    I’ve always been intrigued by those multi-camera home security systems that you see walking around Costco and Sam’s Club, so when I was asked to review a similar unit I took the opportunity. Here is my review of the Zmodo 4 Channel Complete sPoE…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 6:20am -
  • Citi American Airlines AAdvantage Mastercard Review: 50,000 Bonus Miles (Updated)

    Citi American Airlines AAdvantage Mastercard Review: 50,000 Bonus Miles (Updated)

    Updated. American Airlines and US Airways have announced new details about their upcoming merger. As expected, the two frequent flier programs will merge and all the miles will become American AAdvantage miles in 2015. (US Airways Dividend miles will…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:43pm -
  • US Airways Premier World MasterCard Review: 40,000 Mile Bonus (Updated)

    US Airways Premier World MasterCard Review: 40,000 Mile Bonus (Updated)

    Updated. American Airlines and US Airways have announced new details about their upcoming merger. As expected, the two frequent flier programs will merge and all the miles will become American AAdvantage miles in 2015. (US Airways Dividend miles will…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:41pm -

PT Money

  • How to Get to Zero Credit Card Debt with ReadyForZero.com

    How to Get to Zero Credit Card Debt with ReadyForZero.com

    Creating a plan to get rid of your credit card debt is fairly simple. First, list out all of your debts and rank them according to one of three methods: highest interest rate (debt avalanche method), lowest total balance (debt snowball method), or mo…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 2:45pm -
  • 3 Financial Worries That Didn’t Exist For Your Parents

    3 Financial Worries That Didn’t Exist For Your Parents

    Between taking on way too much student debt, doing sensitive banking on smart phones, and forgoing home ownership, it may seem like all of us are ignoring the money lessons our parents and grandparents tried to teach us. Being careful with money is…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:50pm -
  • $2,500 AAPL Stock Giveaway from Nvestly

    $2,500 AAPL Stock Giveaway from Nvestly

    We all know that personal money management has it’s fair share of challenges.  Sometimes you can feel like you’re on an island all by yourself trying to figure things out.  This may be especially true for some of you when it comes to investing…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • New and Improved Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard 50,000 Bonus Miles REVIEW

    New and Improved Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard 50,000 Bonus Miles REVIEW

    It’s been some time since a bank has improved the offer on one of it’s frequent flyer credit cards but Citi recently launched an update to their American Airlines frequent flyer credit card.  The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard has i…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • 8 Ways to Stay Safe While Using Your Phone to Manage Your Money

    8 Ways to Stay Safe While Using Your Phone to Manage Your Money

    Mobile technology has provided all of us with a great deal of tools and information at our fingertips when it comes to managing our finances. This certainly can save time and offer a lot of conveniences we didn’t use to have, but is it safe to mana…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Searching for More Ways to Give? Check Out These 6 New Charitable Platforms

    Searching for More Ways to Give? Check Out These 6 New Charitable Platforms

    More and more people are turning online and to their cell phones to give. I think this is great! It’s fast, direct, and safer than ever. Online giving continues to be on the rise. Nonprofit software services provider Blackbaud stated in their 2013…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 7:30pm -
  • How to Balance Your Freelance Career With a Full-Time Job

    How to Balance Your Freelance Career With a Full-Time Job

    Editor’s Note: Here’s an excellent contribution from Ben Luthi, freelance writer and blogger who writes regularly at The Wealth Gospel. Let’s face it. Living the life of a corporate cog isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But the thought of trying…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 8:17pm -
  • These Smart Home Improvements Will Help You Yield the Best Returns at Resale

    These Smart Home Improvements Will Help You Yield the Best Returns at Resale

    Have you ever considered a home improvement project? Perhaps you received a sizable tax return or company bonus and are looking to invest in your home. A home improvement project can be a great investment or it can actually be a waste of money in ter…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • 15 Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Expenses Without Working Harder

    15 Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Expenses Without Working Harder

    Editor’s note: Enjoy this article from Mary Baker, from Get Your Biz in Order. She’s got some rich tips for small business owners who want to spend wisely. As entrepreneurs, we all like to see our revenue grow, right?  If you’ve ever started y…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • 2 Money Leaks You Need to Stop Now

    2 Money Leaks You Need to Stop Now

    As stated on Wikipedia, the Gulf oil leak started on April 20, 2010 and was considered the largest in the history of the petroleum industry. Oil gushed for 87 days until it was sealed September 19, 2010. The government estimated that 4.9 million barr…
    - 46 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 12:30pm -

Five Cent Nickel

  • “Thinking Money” a rich change of pace from TV’s wasteland

    “Thinking Money” a rich change of pace from TV’s wasteland

    Have you ever wondered why your next-door neighbor must have a new car in his driveway every model year? And not just a new car, but a new car with all the bells and whistles, like that 18-valve, turbo-charged, dyno-flex, hydroponic 4000 engine, 57-s…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Retirement planning for women: Strategies for a secure retirement

    Retirement planning for women: Strategies for a secure retirement

    More than two-thirds (68.1 percent) of the elderly poor are women. An October 2012 study by the American Association of University Women found that over the course of a 35-year career, an American woman with a college degree will make about $1.2 mi…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Why lower gas prices are fleeting

    Why lower gas prices are fleeting

    If you didn’t hear it on the news, you probably noticed it the last time you filled up your car: gasoline prices have been dropping lately after holding fairly steady for a year or so, following world oil prices. After clicking your heels at the ga…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • In praise of not planning

    In praise of not planning

    It’s a good thing that I am a planner by nature because, dealing with personal finance as I do involves a lot of long-term planning. So it might seem a little odd for me to take this position, but there are times when your finances might be better…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Zeroing in on target-date funds

    Zeroing in on target-date funds

    For those investing for retirement, target-date funds sound like a great idea. Say you want to retire in 2030. Simply purchase a 2030 target-date fund, the wisdom holds, and the fund will do a lot of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to your in…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • How to make money from home by starting a daycare

    How to make money from home by starting a daycare

    Quite a few parents choose to stay home because their entire salary would go to daycare if they went back to work full time after the birth of their child. If you are one of the stay-at-home parents who loves kids and wants to make money from home w…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Funding Higher Education with an ISA

    Funding Higher Education with an ISA

    Have you ever watched the popular television show “Shark Tank”? In it, entrepreneurs pitch their young businesses to five rich tycoons (the “sharks”) in hopes of attracting an investment from one or more of them. Some entrepreneurs are youngs…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • 10 Steps on the Career Ladder

    10 Steps on the Career Ladder

    With the unemployment rate recently edging below 6 percent, the job market is starting to look healthier than it has been since before the Great Recession. While that market does not yet favor employees the way it did during the 1990s, it has recove…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • When Taking Vows, Vow to Spend Less

    When Taking Vows, Vow to Spend Less

    Talk to anyone 19 to 90, and they’re likely to have very clear memories of their first experience going steady. Mine came at the decidedly ancient age of 17, and I can recall that star-crossed life chapter like it happened last week. My perky, maho…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Having a child is an exciting and exhausting experience. The feeling of holding your newborn in your arms cannot be described in words. Along with this exhilarating feeling, though, comes sleep deprivation, hectic schedules and the determination to p…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • The Latest Occupational Hazard? Binge Working

    The Latest Occupational Hazard? Binge Working


    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • How California’s Drought Will Affect You

    How California’s Drought Will Affect You

    Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of you live outside of California. When you read reports of the drought in California, then, your reaction may be something like, “Bummer for those dudes. Patti, please pass the peas.” You might want to reconsider,…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • 9 Things I Wonder About IPOs

    9 Things I Wonder About IPOs

    The initial public offering (IPO) of the international e-commerce company Alibaba recently attracted a lot of attention — not to mention a couple billion dollars of investment money. This might be okay if it were an isolated occurrence, but lately…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • What the CIA Knows About Your Finances

    What the CIA Knows About Your Finances

    This post comes from Julia Chang at our partner site LearnVest. First it was your phone records; now it could be your financial transactions. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Central Intelligence Agency is collecting data from U.S. money-tra…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Is retirement good for you or bad for you?

    Is retirement good for you or bad for you?

    A neighbor who lives directly below me in my condominium building wakes up before 6 a.m. each morning, gets dressed, skulks outside and on some days begins looking for parked vehicles of neighbors he doesn’t like. Under the protective cloak of a co…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Planning a fun, frugal Halloween

    Planning a fun, frugal Halloween

    Tis’ time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare festival. According to the National Retail Federation, more than two-thirds (67.4 percent) of celebrants will buy Halloween c…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • 5 Ways to Keep Email From Taking Over Your Life

    5 Ways to Keep Email From Taking Over Your Life

    This post comes from Cathie Ericson at our partner site LearnVest. Do you feel like you spend half your day processing emails instead of actually working? You aren’t alone. Marsha Egan, C.E.O. of InboxDetox.com and author of “Inbox Detox and the…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Did Apple Just Improve Card Security?

    Did Apple Just Improve Card Security?

    image: apple Which side are you on? The universe these days seems to be split into Apple lovers and Apple haters. The lovers anxiously awaited Apple’s annual model change, wondering what they were going to do to save us from that most dreaded of mo…
    - 53 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Student Loan Reality Check

    Student Loan Reality Check

    With college students back in classes for the fall semester, their parents can only hope that they are making the best use of their time and money. There is a lot at stake — the amount of student loans outstanding is approaching $1.3 trillion, havi…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • Are You LinkedIn Optimized?

    Are You LinkedIn Optimized?

    This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest. What if you had the chance to impress 277 million professionals at once—convincing them you’re exactly what each of their organizations is missing? As it turns out, you already h…
    - 58 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • Are Your Adult Children Destroying Your Retirement?

    Are Your Adult Children Destroying Your Retirement?

    I can still remember the days when the term “generation gap” was all the rage. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that term was bandied about to describe the yawning philosophical chasm between Baby Boomers and their parents on topics as div…
    - 60 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • 10 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

    10 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

    After our home, our next major purchase will be a car. I am an introvert and I hate conflicts, so naturally negotiation is stressful for me. But if I don’t speak up, I know I will get the short end of the stick and pay a lot more money for the car.…
    - 62 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • The End of Two Buck Chuck?

    The End of Two Buck Chuck?

    photo: Wikimedia Commons We were at the Seattle airport a few years ago, my wife and I, checking in our baggage at the counter. We had some work to do in Chelan and were on our way back to Denver. As we made our way to the airport, we stopped at a Tr…
    - 67 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • 5 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Economy

    5 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Economy

    I find that defaulting to pessimism about the economy is a great way to hedge your emotional bets. If things turn out well, then I can count it a pleasant surprise. If things turn out badly, at least I have the satisfaction of having been right. Late…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 8:00am -
  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Homeownership

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Homeownership


    - 71 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 5:48pm -

$5 Dinners

  • New!Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of November 23
    Which drugstore has the best deals this week on food?! Find out...  
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:46pm -
  • New!Easy Tzatziki Dip
    If you want a quick escape to the Greek isles, then whip up this dip, take a few bites and whisk away in your imagination. Visualize the picturesque blue turquoise ocean, the brilliant sun shining all around, as you enjoy this creamy and delightful s…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Sunday Coupon Preview – November 23
    Find out what coupons will be in this Sunday's coupon insert...if there are some hot coupons, you might want to pick up a few extra newspapers!  
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:54pm -
  • Freezer Friendly Slow Cooker Lentil Recipes
    Here’s how this time of year goes: You’re so busy doing the fun stuff, you’d prefer dinner to cook itself. But then, you remember all the treats you have been snacking on at work or all the icing you and the kids ingested making cookies or the…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Checkout 51: Save on Bananas, Cranberries, Green Beans, Onions and Potatoes
    New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on the following items: Bananas, any = cash back 25¢ Cranberries, any fresh= cash back 25¢ Green Beans, any  = cash back 25¢ Onions, any = cash back 25¢ Potatoes,…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:54pm -
  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe ~ Sweet Potato Pancakes with Maple-Cranberry Syrup
    Got leftover sweet potatoes? And cranberry sauce?  Look no further than this recipe for sweet potato pancakes with cranberry syrup…this is your perfect Friday breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner recipe!!! Seriously, fluffy and delicious. And I’m sure…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • 34 Recipes for a Delicious Thanksgiving Feast
    It’s Thanksgiving time!  With heaping spoonfuls of turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and dessert.  A sweet time of fellowship with friends and family as you embrace thankfulness for all your blessings. And eat. Twice. Enjoy yo…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Wild Rice Stuffing with Pears, Cranberries and Creamy Rosemary Mushroom Sauce
    That's it.That's my recipe for round 1 of the Everyday Chef Challenge. Pacific Naturals Broth, Mushrooms, and a host of other ingredients make up this new (and what will soon become a favorite Thanksgiving dish) meal.    Comments@Katie @ goodLi…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • Huggies, Pampers, Pull-Ups + More Printable Coupons
    Ok, these are NOT food related at all.  So why am I posting them?  Because diapers cost a fortune.  And, every bit of savings that parents can find on products you HAVE to have, will always help the family’s budget overall.  Happy savings on di…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 12:03pm -
  • Updated! Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of November 16
    {Pin by clicking the Pinterest Button below!} This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 5:30pm -

Money Talks news

CreditCards.com Blog

  • 3 ways millennials lose by avoiding credit
    Millennials student loan debt and unemployment woes are burdensome and can make one leery to take on credit, but avoiding plastic is not a good way to go. In fact, I think spurning credit cards can make it even harder to get on your feet in the first…
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  • Careful timing means longer vacation for less
    As I was booking a family holiday in the Bahamas, I was poised to pay $1,350 per ticket. Then I juggled travel dates. The result: two weeks on the beach for less than the original one week would have cost.
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  • Social media pressures new parents to spend more
    According to the parenting website, BabyCenter.com, many new moms are bluffing about their financial circumstances on the Web and posting pictures, status updates and videos that make them seem wealthier than they actually are
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  • How famed authors would have written a Fed statement
    The Federal Reserve's policy announcements are written so densely that, according to a new research paper, it takes a grad school education to understand their prose. What if great writers wrote it instead? CreditCards.com's editorial staffers took o…
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  • EMV card chips vulnerable to being hacked
    Researchers in the UK discovered an alarming vulnerability in the widely used EMV chip system developed by Europay, MasterCard and Visa. In their tests it takes less that a second for a phone to swipe over a card and have a transaction approved unbek…
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For the Mommas

  • New!New Printable Coupons – Keebler Cookies, Pepperidge Farm & More

    New Printable Coupons –  Keebler Cookies, Pepperidge Farm & More

    The newest printable coupons for today are here! Save more than $50 on food, books& magazines, beverages and more. Books & Magazines $2.00 off PEOPLE magazine and Liquid-Plumr $2.00 off PEOPLE magazine & LOreal Paris lotion Foods $1.00 off Hot Chocol…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • New!CVS Deals 11/23 – Over 20 FREEBIES! {Reminder}

    CVS Deals 11/23 – Over 20 FREEBIES!  {Reminder}

      CVS Deals 11/23 – Over 20 FREEBIES! If you have never shopped at CVS before or haven’t been there in a great while, next week’s sale is for you!  There are over 20 freebies throughout the store.  Keep in mind, you will want to check the ad…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • New!Target: Tena Serenity Liners $0.99

    Target: Tena Serenity Liners $0.99

    This week, Target has Tena Serenity Liners on sale for $3.49 each!! But when you buy 2, you get back a $5.00 Target Gift Card which makes it as low as $0.99 each after gift card!! Deal Idea: Buy (2) Tena Serenity Liners, $6.98 Get $5.00 Target Gif…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:30pm -
  • New!Retail Coupon Roundup – Dress Barn, Yankee Candle & More

    Retail Coupon Roundup – Dress Barn, Yankee Candle & More

    Here are this weekend’s top retail coupons, courtesy of Surviving the Stores. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Top Retail Store Coupons: Bealls – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 11/24/2014) Beauty Brands – $3.50 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 11…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:30pm -
  • New!Walmart: Disney Doc McStuffins Activity Table Set $20.00

    Walmart: Disney Doc McStuffins Activity Table Set $20.00

    Now your child can play with their favorite character with this Disney Doc McStuffins Activity Table Set whcih is available for just $20.00 (reg: $59.98) at Walmart. The Disney Doc McStuffins Activity Table Set includes one table, two chairs and th…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:07pm -
  • New!Restaurant Coupons: Quiznos, Pizza Inn, Bob Evans & More

    Restaurant Coupons: Quiznos, Pizza Inn, Bob Evans & More

    Here are this week’s top Restaurant coupons, courtesy of Surviving the Stores. Top Restaurant Coupons: Au Bon Pain – $1 Off $5 Purchase (exp: 12/1/2014) Black Angus Steakhouse – $17.99 Top Sirloin Steak, Lobster & Shrimp Meal (exp: 12/15/2014)…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!How I Met Your Mother DVD Complete Series $64.99

    How I Met Your Mother DVD Complete Series $64.99

    Today only, and while supplies last, suit up for all nine legendary seasons of the slap-happy show How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Series” that took TV comedy to hilarious new heights. The complete series are available on DVD now for a discoun…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • New!Gorgeous Necklaces for under $5.00 + Free Shipping

    Gorgeous Necklaces for under $5.00 + Free Shipping

    From vintage, bronze octopus pendants and Tibetan prayer beads to colorful butterflies and memorial urn lockets, you will find something to your liking in one of these novelty neck pieces. Starting from as low as $2.00, these are as cheap as they can…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:20pm -
  • New!Rite Aid Coupon Deals & Matchups 11/23/14

    Rite Aid Coupon Deals & Matchups 11/23/14

    Rite Aid Coupon Matchups 11/23/14 Here are the Rite Aid Coupon Matchups & Deals for the week of 11/23/14. If you are new to FTM Coupon match ups, check out the How to Understand Coupon Matchups here. If you are new to coupons, consider checking o…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • New!Barbie Christmas DVDs $7.99

    Barbie Christmas DVDs $7.99

    Enjoy your holidays with family favorites Barbie Christmas DVDs. My daughter just adores them. So you too can pick your child some of these Barbie Christmas DVDs at reduced prices of $7.99!! Barbie: A Perfect Christmas DVD $7.99 Barbie in a Chris…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • New!Target: 40% off Leather Living Room Furniture (Today Only)

    Target: 40% off Leather Living Room Furniture (Today Only)

    Decorating your space with the right living room furniture is essential for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. So why not invite some new furniture this Christmas?! Today only, Target has 40% off Leather Living Room Furniture!! I have picked s…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • New!Target: $3.00 off $15.00 Meat Purchase

    Target: $3.00 off $15.00 Meat Purchase

    Enjoy delicious meat with great savings from Target. Right now, Target is offering coupon valid for $3 off a Meat Purchase of $15 or more. This coupon is valid on fresh, frozen or deli meat! This coupon expires on 12/24/14. Also, you can pair this…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • New!100 FREE Disney Movie Rewards Points

    100 FREE Disney Movie Rewards Points

    Great news for all Disney Movie Rewards Members! Get 100 FREE Points by logging into your account and take a survey. In ‘My DMR,’ you will see Survey 2, that’s the one you have to click. Use these points to buy Disney movies, music and more at…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • New!CVS: Lindsay Olives $.49 each

    CVS: Lindsay Olives $.49 each

    Starting 11/23, CVS will have Lindsay Olives on sale for $0.99. But you can get them for as low as $0.49 each when you use $1.00 off two Lindsay Olives coupon. To print your coupon, go here and change your zipcode to 80123. Print: $1.00 off two…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • New!CVS Coupon Matchups Week of 11/23/14

    CVS Coupon Matchups Week of 11/23/14

    CVS Coupon Matchups 11/23/14 Here are the CVS  Coupon Matchups & Deals for the week of 11/23/14. These are the best CVS Coupon Matchups for this week! If you are new to FTM Coupon match ups, check out the How to Understand Coupon Matchups here. I…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • New!Walgreens Coupon Matchups 11/23/14

    Walgreens Coupon Matchups 11/23/14

    Walgreens Coupon Matchups Here are the Walgreens Coupon Matchups & Deals for the week of 11/23/14.   These are the best Walgreen’s Coupon Matchups for this week! If you are new to FTM Coupon match ups, check out the How to Understand Coupon Match…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • New!Bear Grylls Technical 1/4-Zip T-Shirt $7.00 {Lowest Price}

    Bear Grylls Technical 1/4-Zip T-Shirt $7.00 {Lowest Price}

    This Bear Grylls Technical 1/4-Zip T-Shirt, Extreme Blue/Black is on sale at Walmart for only $7.00. You will get Free Shipping on orders over $50.00. The same jacket is available on Amazon for $35.00. It is ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:44pm -
  • New!50% or More Off Men’s & Women’s Premium Denim

    50% or More Off Men’s & Women’s Premium Denim

    Pick up a pair of denims today and find a pair you can’t live without at an affordable price you’ll adore. Amazon is offering 50% or More Off Men’s & Women’s Premium Denim only for today!! Get more HOT Deals here
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • New!Disney Infinity Figure with Bonus $5 Walmart Gift Card $12.96

    Disney Infinity Figure with Bonus $5 Walmart Gift Card $12.96

    Gift cards are something which can be given any time of the year. But now you have a very good reason to get them with festivities around the corner. Walmart is offering Disney Infinity Figure – Choice of Anna or Elsa with Bonus $5 Gift Card for j…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • New!Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale Train & Ride Horse Playset $34.99

    Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale Train & Ride Horse Playset $34.99

    If your lil barbie owns her barbie doll then she would surely love to add a cute Pony Tale Train and Ride Horse Playset to it!!! Amazon right now is offering Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale Train and Ride Horse Playset on sale for just $34.9…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:45pm -
  • New!HOT Pepperidge Farm Stone Baked Bread Coupon

    HOT Pepperidge Farm Stone Baked Bread Coupon

    This is another of our hot favorite coupons! Print the $0.50 off Pepperidge Farm Stone Baked Bread coupon and we will soon have a deal to match it. Print: $0.50 off Pepperidge Farm Stone Baked Bread coupon Also, ShopRite has a Catalina Offer when you…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • New!Amazon Toy Lightning Deals: ThinkFun Cartoon It, Shape-O-Metry & More

    Amazon Toy Lightning Deals: ThinkFun Cartoon It, Shape-O-Metry & More

    Lightning deals on Amazon are a great way to save money. There are limited supplies, so you do have to act quickly. Follow these tips (and this short video) to increase your odds of scoring one of these deals! 10.00 AM A Ha! Brainteaser Kit 10.30…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • New!Walmart: FREE Purina Beyond Brand Cat Food

    Walmart: FREE Purina Beyond Brand Cat Food

    HURRY here’s a HOT coupon for pet owners!! Walmart has Purina Beyond Brand Cat Food Bag on sale for $2.98. But you can get it for FREE or a $0.02 moneymaker when you use $3 off any One Bag of Purina Beyond Brand Pet Food coupon. Print: $3.00/…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • New!New $1.00 Hot Chocolate & Two Keebler Cookies Coupon {HOT}

    New $1.00 Hot Chocolate & Two Keebler Cookies Coupon {HOT}

      This is a HOT coupon for which you should see a sweet deal pretty soon! Print this $1.00 off Hot Chocolate & TWO Keebler Cookies now because sometimes by the time the deals come, the coupon expires! So, Print: $1.00 off Hot Chocolate & TWO Keebl…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:44pm -
  • New!Buy One Disney Princess Palace Pets, Get One 50% Off!

    Buy One Disney Princess Palace Pets, Get One 50% Off!

    For a limited time and while supplies last, Buy One Disney Princess Palace Pets, Get One 50% Off at Amazon! Your kids would surely be delighted to embark on a journey with Disney!! Disney Princess Palace Pets Furry Tail Friends Cinderella’s Kitty…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • New!RARE 50% Off Ace Hardware Coupon {Still available}

    RARE 50% Off Ace Hardware Coupon {Still available}

    This RARE Ace Coupon is still available! There is a HOT Coupon that is hardly ever seen and you simply cannot miss it! Print the Ace Hardware Black Friday Coupon and score a 50% Off/1 regular-priced item under $30.00. You can use this coupon at any A…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:02pm -
  • New!Target Cartwheel: 50% off Littlest Pet Shop Style Set

    Target Cartwheel: 50% off Littlest Pet Shop Style Set

    Today’s Target Cartwheel offer is for your little fairies! Only today, you can save 50% on Littlest Pet Shop Style Set. The Littlest Pet Shop Style Set gives you a place for all of your Littlest Pet Shop pets to hang out and pick up some of their…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:30pm -
  • New!Newest Printable Coupons: Keebler Cookies, Lipton Tea & More

    Newest Printable Coupons: Keebler Cookies, Lipton Tea & More

    The newest printable coupons for today are here! Save more than $50 on food, books& magazines, beverages and more. Books & Magazines $2.00 off PEOPLE magazine and Liquid-Plumr $2.00 off PEOPLE magazine & LOreal Paris lotion Foods $1.00 off Hot Chocol…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:03pm -
  • New!Target “FROZEN FEST” In-Store Extravaganza { Nov 22th}

    Target “FROZEN FEST” In-Store Extravaganza { Nov 22th}

    Do your children sing “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” in their sleep? Did your daughter dress up like Elsa or Anna for Halloween? Does your son want to build a snowman at all times? We already know the answer — and Target’s your ulti…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • New!Marvel’s The Avengers (DVD Combo) $9.96

    Marvel’s The Avengers (DVD Combo) $9.96

    Marvel’s The Avengers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) $9.96 Marvel makes cinematic history as it unites the Super Hero team of a lifetime. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Th…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:19am -
  • New!$1.25 Off Clorox Coupon

    $1.25 Off Clorox Coupon

    There is a new Clorox Product coupon available to print. The coupon is good for $1.25 off any two Clorox Branded Products. Print it while it’s there!! Print: $1.25/2 Clorox Branded Products coupon Here are some more household coupons which you m…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:11am -
  • New!Walgreens: Nabisco Crackers $1.00

    Walgreens: Nabisco Crackers $1.00

    This week, Walgreens has Nabisco Crackers 9 oz on sale for $2.00. But you can get them as low as $1.00 per box when you use 2  $0.50 off when you buy any ONE (1) NABISCO Product Coupon. Plus, you will get 1,000 Balance Rewards points when you…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • New!$7.00 Schick Razor Coupons {Reset}

    $7.00 Schick Razor Coupons {Reset}

    These coupons have reset! There are two new Schick Razor Coupons available to print. You can use the coupons to save $7.00 on Disposable Schick Razors. $2.00 off one (1) Schick Disposable Razor Pack $5.00 off two (2) Schick Disposable Razor Packs Cli…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • New!Walmart – $.19 Bags of Candy

    Walmart – $.19 Bags of Candy

    If your stopping by Walmart, be sure to check for discounted candy. Mary found these bags of Skittles for only $.19 each. This is left over Halloween Candy. Thanks, Mary. Candy Coupons you may like: $1.00 off TWO (2) Seasonal Nestle Chocolate Bags $0…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30pm -
  • New!Shoprite: FREE Campbell’s Homestyle Soups

    Shoprite: FREE Campbell’s Homestyle Soups

    Starting 11/27, Shoprite will have Campbell’s Homestyle Soups on sale for $1.25 each when you buy 4. But you can get them for FREE when you use two $0.75/2 Campbell’s Homestyle soups, exp. Varies coupons. Also, you will get $2.00 Catalina whe…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • New!Fisher-Price Imaginext Batcave Play Set $25.00

    Fisher-Price Imaginext Batcave Play Set $25.00

    Head over to Amazon and pick up Fisher-Price Imaginext Batcave Play Set for $25.00, shipped free with Amazon Prime. Turn figures on activation disks throughout the Batcave to open the Batcomputer & extend walkways, flip up the Batwing, and open & clo…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:58pm -
  • New!Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 $139.99 {BLACK FRIDAY Price}

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 $139.99 {BLACK FRIDAY Price}

      Hurry!  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7-Inch, White) is on sale for $139.99!  This is better than the black Friday price.   Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor 8 GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory WXGA Display (1280×800 Resolution…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:42pm -
  • New!Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack $37.00!

    Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack  $37.00!

    Amazon has the  Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 for only $37.00.  This is a lightning deal and available for a limited time!  
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:17pm -
  • New!Reminder – 140 Christmas Labels for $3.99

    Reminder – 140 Christmas Labels for $3.99

    Complete your holiday cards and thank you notes this season with customized Vistaprint return address labels—now 50% off! For $3.99 you can impress 140 recipients with your personalized label designs.   With Vistaprint, you simply upload your own…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • New!6pm Friday Sale | Up To 79% Off + 10% EXTRA

    6pm Friday Sale | Up To 79% Off + 10% EXTRA

    Just for people like us who love to save and live in a phobia of spending more dollars on cheaper available option, 6pm.com has got us a FOMO Friday Sale (Fear Of Missing Out). I personally love every bit of this deal. You can get up to 79% Off on a…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:45pm -

Frugal Living NW

  • New!Fred Meyer Deals for November 23-29

    Fred Meyer Deals for November 23-29

    Here are the best deals at Fred Meyer this week. The Fred Meyer ad runs Sunday-Saturday in the Pacific Northwest.  Make sure to load any Fred Meyer eCoupons or Cellfire coupons you need to your Rewards Card. Find the full list of this week’s Fred…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • New!Target: Suave Kids & Bounce dryer sheet deals

    Target: Suave Kids & Bounce dryer sheet deals


    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:30pm -
  • New!Cabela’s Black Friday Ad 2014

    Cabela’s Black Friday Ad 2014

    Here are the best deals from the Cabela’s Black Friday ad. Find the full Cabela’s Black Friday ad scan here. Cabelas opens on Friday Morning, November 28 at 5am. There will be 5 hours of doorbusters and the free giveaways for the first 600 custom…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!*HOT* Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat for $116.99 (LOWEST price EVER)

    *HOT* Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat for $116.99 (LOWEST price EVER)

    Amazon has the Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat for $116.99 right now. I am not joking, this is over $50 less than the next lowest price available on the web and it’s the lowest price it’s ever been on Amazon. It simply doesn’t get better…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • New!*PRICE DROP* LeapFrog LeapPad2 Power Learning Tablet for $49 shipped (BEST price!)

    *PRICE DROP* LeapFrog LeapPad2 Power Learning Tablet for $49 shipped (BEST price!)

    The price on this item has dropped $10 overnight! Amazon has the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Power Learning Tablet, Green for $59 $49 shipped right now. This was one of the most popular gifts for kids last year and it never hit under $60. Create, learn and ex…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • New!Family Movies on DVD for $5 or less

    Family Movies on DVD for $5 or less

    Looking for gifts that won’t clutter the house but work for a budget? Check out this big list of family-friendly movies on DVD priced at $5 or less! PRESCHOOL MOVIES Busytown Mysteries: The Biggest Mysteries Ever! The Land Before Time (Anniversary…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:04pm -
  • New!Kellogg’s Family Rewards: New 50 point code

    Kellogg’s Family Rewards: New 50 point code

    Kellogg’s Family Rewards Codes Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands when you sign up for Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Purchase participating Kellogg’s products and enter the 16-digit code to earn coupons a…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • New!Madden Girl Women’s Cullenn Motorcycle Boot just $34 after coupon code — BEST price!

    Madden Girl Women’s Cullenn Motorcycle Boot just $34 after coupon code — BEST price!

    Amazon has the Madden Girl Women’s Cullenn Motorcycle Boot for $34 after you enter the coupon code HOLIDAY25 at checkout. I’m loving these short boots and may be added them to my list. Plus, grey is such a great color. Use this code to get 25%…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:47am -
  • New!*HOT* McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 16 OZ — as low as $6.28 with Subscribe & Save — BEST price!

    *HOT* McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 16 OZ — as low as $6.28 with Subscribe & Save — BEST price!

    Holy smokes, this is a fantastic deal on McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract! After you clip the coupon you’ll pay as low as $6.28 with Subscribe & Save (5 subscriptions) and if not you’ll pay $7.08 after the coupon which is still awesome. If you’ve…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:23am -
  • New!The Snowman & The Snowdog DVD on sale $5.99 — BEST price!

    The Snowman & The Snowdog DVD on sale $5.99 — BEST price!

    Amazon has the The Snowman & The Snowdog for $5.99 right now. We love The Snowman and plan on buying this one too. BEST price! The Snowman and The Snowdog is the brand new charming sequel to the Christmas classic The Snowman, Raymond Briggs’ ico…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • New!Starbucks Advent Calendar for $26.99 shipped (25 reuseable magnetic tins + $5 Starbucks gift card)

    Starbucks Advent Calendar for $26.99 shipped (25 reuseable magnetic tins + $5 Starbucks gift card)

    Starbucks Advent Calendar Starbucks.com has released their 2014 Advent Calendar for $29.99. This magnetic chalkboard advent calendar includes 25 reusable tins containing sweet treats and a $5 Mini Starbucks Gift Card! Use one of the following discoun…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:31am -
  • New!Best board games for preschoolers | Christmas Gift Guide

    Best board games for preschoolers | Christmas Gift Guide

    Best board games for preschoolers Pre-schoolers love to play games but they have little hands and fidgety bodies. It’s best to pick up games that are geared to their level and will not frustrated them. We’ve searched high and low for games that t…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:00am -
  • New!Office Depot/OfficeMax Black Friday Ad 2014

    Office Depot/OfficeMax Black Friday Ad 2014

    Here are the best deals from the Office Depot/OfficeMax Black Friday ad. Find the full Office Depot/OfficeMax Black Friday ad scan here. Office Depot/Office Max will be open from 6PM-9PM on Thanksgiving Day and will re-open on Friday (11/28) at 8AM…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:00am -
  • New!DYMO label manager label printer for $19.99 — BEST price!

    DYMO label manager label printer for $19.99 — BEST price!

    Amazon has the DYMO Label Manager LM260P label Printer for $19.99 right now. Black Friday pricing and the BEST price right now. Perfect for the organizer on your list. Just charge and go with this sleek, ultra-convenient label maker. 1 1/5 x 2 1/3…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • New!The LEGO Movie Ice Cream Machine for $24 — BEST price! Plus, more LEGO movie deals

    The LEGO Movie Ice Cream Machine for $24 — BEST price! Plus, more LEGO movie deals

    Amazon has the LEGO Movie 70804 Ice Cream Machine for $24 right now. This is the BEST price. Target is$26 and Walmart is $28. If you have a LEGO movie fan than pick this one up. Here are some more LEGO movie deals: LEGO Movie 70800 Getaway Glider …
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:36pm -
  • New!6pm: Ugg Boots on sale!

    6pm: Ugg Boots on sale!

    Ugg boots are super pricey but are high-quality so they will last a while. The UGG Amoret are on sale for $97.20 shipped after coupon code 6PMFB112120141094 (available to first 11,500 people). A friend of mine owns these exact shoes and wears them…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:30pm -
  • New!*HOT* Graco Backless TurboBooster Seats for $14.99 (BEST price!)

    *HOT* Graco Backless TurboBooster Seats for $14.99 (BEST price!)

    Amazon has the Graco Backless TurboBooster Seat for $14.99 right now. These are the absolute BEST price they’ve ever been on Amazon and way cheaper than in the store. The $14.99 price is offered on the Lovely Leopard and Robotico styles. I just pur…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • New!LeapFrog Disney Sofia The First Sofia’s New Friends and Planes Storybook for LeapPad Tablets — $12.50 BEST price!

    LeapFrog Disney Sofia The First Sofia’s New Friends and Planes Storybook for LeapPad Tablets — $12.50 BEST price!

    Amazon has the LeapFrog Disney Sofia The First Sofia’s New Friends Interactive Storybook (for LeapPad Tablets) for $12.50 right now. This is the BEST price right now and perfect for all LeapPads. Currently $17.99 at Target. Join Princess Sofia on…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:30pm -
  • How you can get the BEST Black Friday deals (plus win an American Girl doll, LEGOs, Keurig, gift cards)

    How you can get the BEST Black Friday deals (plus win an American Girl doll, LEGOs, Keurig, gift cards)

    This post will remain at the top of the site. Scroll down for more recent deals. Black Friday Week is just about to start and the deals are going to get cray-zy up in here. I honestly the believe you can get most of your Christmas shopping completed…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:15pm -
  • ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas movie schedule

    ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas movie schedule

    If you have ABC Family through your cable or satellite TV company, here are all the movies scheduled to air during ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas. The shows start airing on December 1 and go through Christmas Day. Thanks to Raining Hot Coupons…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Costco Black Friday Ad 2014

    Costco Black Friday Ad 2014

    Here are the best deals from the Costco Black Friday ad. Find the full Costco Black Friday ad scan here. Costco will be closed Thanksgiving and will be open from 9 – 8:30 on Friday November 28th. FREE Fabulous Food The Costco Way Recipe Book (11/2…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Safeway: Tillamook Ice cream $2.49 plus ore Tillamook coupons!

    Safeway: Tillamook Ice cream $2.49 plus ore Tillamook coupons!

    There are three awesome Tillamook coupons floating around at different zip codes. $1/1 Tillamook Ice Cream (zip 90210) $1/1 Tillamook Cheese 7oz+ (zip 85032) $1/1 Tillamook Sliced Cheese (any zip) Here’s a great Safeway deal for the ice cream! Till…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Gold Box Deal: HBO gift sets

    Gold Box Deal: HBO gift sets

    Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day is 68% on select HBO Gift Sets. Titles include Entourage, Treme, Six Feet Under, Big Love and Deadwood. The deals will end at 11:59 pacific. Prices on titles are the BEST prices yet. Shipping is FREE with Amazon P…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Fred Meyer: FREE Herdez eCoupon available today only (11/21)

    Fred Meyer: FREE Herdez eCoupon available today only (11/21)

    Get a FREE Herdez cooking sauces when you load the eCoupon to your Fred Meyer Rewards Card or QFC Advantage Card. Search by “condiments” to find the eCoupon quickly. The eCoupon is available today only and you must use it by December 7, 2014. If…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:30pm -
  • WinCo Deals as of 11/21/14 (Thanksgiving deals)

    WinCo Deals as of 11/21/14 (Thanksgiving deals)

    Here’s are the best WinCo deals available now. WinCo prices and product availability vary by store, so you may or may not find these exact deals or prices in your store. PRODUCE Pomegranates on sale $1.48 BAKING Winco Extra Virgin Olive Oil (16.9 o…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Lincoln Logs Shady Pine Homestead for $21.99 — BEST price!

    Lincoln Logs Shady Pine Homestead for $21.99 — BEST price!

    Amazon has the Lincoln Logs Shady Pine Homestead for $21.99 right now. This is one of those deals listed in the Amazon Black Friday deals listed and it’s now dropped to it’s lowest price ever. Lincoln Log are one of our favorite gifts for kids.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:45pm -
  • Revlon Beauty Tool and Reach Floss coupon

    Revlon Beauty Tool and Reach Floss coupon

    There’s a new $3/$10 Revlon Beauty Tool coupon that should make for some good deals. This $1/1 Listerine Floss or Flosser Product coupon in also a good one. Remember, you can typically print two coupons per computer. Find more printable coupons her…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • Amazon Black Friday Deals

    Amazon Black Friday Deals


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  • Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Tablet on sale $39.99 shipped — BEST price!

    Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Tablet on sale $39.99 shipped — BEST price!

    Amazon has the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack – Tablet for $39.99 shipped right now. This is the BEST price right now and the most recent price drop. Best Buy  is priced $44.99 and Target is $79.99. Not sure how long this price will last. Mo…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:56pm -
  • Coupons coming in this Sunday’s newspaper (11/23/14)

    Coupons coming in this Sunday’s newspaper (11/23/14)

    It looks like we are getting up to 2 coupon inserts in this Sunday’s newspaper: 1 Red Plum 1 SmartSource Looking for a sweet deal on your local paper? I have exclusive offers for the following Northwest newspapers: The Oregonian — absolutely fan…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:30pm -

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  • FMF on Hiatus
    Well, as they say, all good things must end. Or at least take a break. I started this blog over nine years ago simply to chronicle my financial thoughts and progress. Now, nearly a decade later, it's time to put...
    - 66 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 9:29am -
  • Help a Reader: Maxing Out after Reaching 401k Limit
    Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Some background info: My baseline gross salary is $74k, but with recent overtime it's looking like I'm on pace to make closer to $85k this year. I've been contributing 30% pre-tax...
    - 68 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 9:29am -
  • Reader Profile: KP
    The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. The purpose of this series is to help us all identify with people like...
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    Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I was hoping to get some help from your readers in determining my best option. I received an offer from a former employer with whom I am entitled to receive a...
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  • The New Retirement Rule?
    I'm not sure they were trying to do this, but I think Time magazine just came up with the new rule for having a great retirement nest egg. Their thoughts: Save 15% of pay for 30 years and you will...
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  • 10 Things Americans Waste Money On
    Dave Ramsey lists 10 things Americans waste money on as follows: 1. Credit card interest 2. Deal websites 3. Appetizers 4. ATM fees 5. Overdraft fees 6. Speedy shipping 7. Designer baby clothes 8. Unused gym memberships 9. Premium cable...
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  • Costs of Commuting
    Personal Capital lists the surprising costs of commuting. The author begins with this story: I usually leave the house each morning at 6:50. I hop in the car and drive to the train station, usually getting there around 7:05. I...
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  • Happy Labor Day
    Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" to my readers in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying a day off. I'm not blogging today -- plan to spend time with the family today. I'll be back on Wednesday with...
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  • A Film About the Retirement Crisis
    Most people like movies where the main characters get into a world of hurt but then, somehow, escape at the last minute and all is well. The movie I'm about to tell you about is not like that. At least...
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  • The Wealthy Look at Money Differently
    The Business Insider says that the way millionaires view money is different from everyone else. Here are their thoughts and my comments on them: 1. The wealthy focus on earning. I have to agree on this one. That's why I...
    - 87 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 9:29am -

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  • Valley Of The Sun CD Is A Desert Deal
    This 18-month CD special at Pinnacle Bank in Scottsdale pays 1.50% and is the only hot spot for savers that we’ve found in Arizona lately.
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  • 30-Year Mortgage: 3.75%, No Points
    Mortgage deals are back on Bankaholic. And we've found a cheap 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for September.
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  • Could Capital One Have An ‘Essential Savings Account’ For Your Money?
    If you live near a branch of Capital One Bank and don't have a savings account there already, you can earn an impressive 1.25% APY on a new "Essenatial" savings account.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • 4-Year CD Rewards Illinois Investors
    Savers with access to Morton Community Bank, or one of its divisions, known as Hometown Community Banks, can earn 2.05% APY on 48-month CDs.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Leading 2-Year CD Rate Still Stands Alone
    We are constantly searching the country for the best nationally available deals on 24-month CDs. That's why you can always find the best returns on Interest.com.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 12:00pm -

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How to Get Out of Debt

  • What I Learned from Leyton Ward at The Advocacy for Consumer Rights
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. Yesterday Leyton Ward and I finally did what we probably should have done two years ago, and sat down together over a great lunch and just talked. You see for what feels like…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:34pm -
  • Settling a Three Month Old Debt
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Michael, I have just sold some real estate and I would like to can I negotiate to reduce the balances of my (unsecured and secured) loans BEFORE I pay them off? Is th…
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  • Repossession Payment Plans With Debt Collectors
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Michael, Defaulted on a motorhome. It was repossessed and sold at auction. The balance owed after the sale was assigned to a collector. That collector and I made an a…
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  • Why Debt Collectors Dismiss Lawsuits All The Time
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Michael, While searching for information about myself online, I find out that I am being sued by a debit collection agency. I live in CA and have never received a for…
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  • CFPB Pulls DriveTime Over and Slaps Them
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took its first action against a “buy-here, pay-here” car dealer. The dealer, DriveTime, harmed consumers by making h…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:55pm -
  • I Want to Consolidate My Business Debt to Pay Lower Rates
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Michael, We have Business debt – trying to pay off w/low interest rates. Can you recommend a reputable debt consolidation company? One that can, before we sign any…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:05pm -
  • FTC Stops Free Credit Score Bullshit
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. The Federal Trade Commission has stopped an online scheme that allegedly lured consumers with “free” access to their credit scores and then billed them a recurring fee of…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:57pm -
  • How Can I Transfer My Parent PLUS Loans to My Son?
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, I have several parent plus loans that I took out for my sons college. He also has some stafford loans. I am now concerned of the amount of loans I have under m…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:36pm -
  • My Debt From Qatar is Chasing Me in India
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Jon, Kindly help me to know a case I took personal loan while Job in Qatar I was on my home country on leave I got know that my Visa my Employer has cancelled based s…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:47pm -
  • My Husband is a Disabled Vet and the Student Lenders Are Coming After Us
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, My son has 2 Government Student Loans(Sallie Mae & NelNet). He is paying over $300.00 on each one, but they want $816.00. My husband is a Disabled Vietnam Vete…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:43pm -
  • Nationwide Student Relief – Consumer Complaint – November 19, 2014
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. Consumer Statement: I contacted nationwide student relieve , thay stated thay could help me bring down my payment for my student loan to ten dollars a month. Filled out all t…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • Her Husband Died and the Lawyer Threatened to Take the House
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, Friends husband died from cancer and failed to show up at court hearing for collection suit on credit cards. After his death, collection agency(said they were…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:23pm -
  • HDRP Approval Department Mailer
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. An amazing reader, Roger, sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. This mailer is nearly identical to another one I covered here. The only differe…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • Student Loan Service Managers / SLS – Consumer Complaint – November 19, 2014
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. Consumer Statement: I was contacted by email and phone by SLS Managers(Student Loan Service Managers) offering to consolidate my student loan into one lower monthly payment t…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:50pm -
  • Credit Advocates Debt Resolution Firm – Consumer Complaint – November 19, 2014
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. Consumer Statement: I joined a program with Credit Advocates in August 2013. As of November 2014 I have paid them $4,518.24 (Retainer Fee $900.00, Service Fee $1,452.32, Lega…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:45pm -
  • Will I Be Arrested for My UK Tax Debt?
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Jon, I have a problem with the UK tax on what I owe. They sent me a statement last month to my address in Thailand. Can I get arrested at the airport on arrival or de…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • I Have an Old Bally Fitness Debt I Was Sued Over.
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, I had signed a contract with bally total fitness in the state of California in 2004. I stopped going to the gym without paying the cancelation fees. So they so…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:24pm -
  • How Do I Stop My Student Loan Wage Garnishment?
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, My check is getting garnished until dec 17th after that they said i can make a payment arrangement and they will send out another garnishment can i tell them w…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 9:10pm -
  • Should I Consolidate My Student Loans Into a Variable Rate Loan?
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, I graduated in 2008. I’m still paying down student loans, often more than the minimum payment. I have a mix of private and federal loans at varying interest…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 8:56pm -
  • Top 10 Reasons You Should Stop Paying Your Unaffordable Private Student Loan
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. Right now if you have federal student loans there are good options to help lower or eliminate your monthly payment. To see those options, click here. But what about when your…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 8:44pm -
  • I Got Married and My Husband Got Laid Off
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, I’m working full time and earning 46k annually. I got married this past spring and then my husband was laid off in June. His unemployment benefits are lower…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 6:38pm -
  • I Don’t Want My Student Loans to Hurt My Credit Report
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, I owe $17,000 on my student loans. I have been able to make the payments each month, but I just learned that I will be soon losing my job. I don’t have an em…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 6:21pm -
  • Student Loan Service Managers Consumer Agreement Review
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, Can you look over this agreement Student Loan Service Managers Sent Me? Anonymous” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a n…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 3:04pm -
  • Nationwide Student Relief – Consumer Complaint – November 14, 2014
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. Consumer Statement: Nationwide Student Relief located in Sandy, UT claimed they were going to help my financial issue with student loans by lowering payments down to $30 a mo…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:27pm -
  • I’m Willing to Go Back to Dubai to be Arrested Over My Debt
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, I had been living in Dubai for nearly 8 years and maintained a great job and income. Whilst there, my ex wife and I also brought a property and eventually sold…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:23pm -
  • My Federal Student Loan Payments are Getting Tougher to Make
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, I have 11 federal student loans totaling just over $55k. (DI Special subcns, DI Special UnSubcns, Stafford subcns, and Stafford unsubcns loans) see attachment…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 8:08pm -
  • FTC Catches Debt Brokers Exposing Themselves
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered two debt sellers that posted the sensitive personal information of more than 70,000 consumers onli…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 7:11pm -
  • Do American Premier Servicing Clients Have Something to Worry About?
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. A few days ago I received an email from a tipster (send in your tips here). The email is alleged to be a copy of communications between Global Client Solutions and some debt…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 4:47pm -
  • BeginToSave Sends Out Advanced Fee Debt Relief Mailer
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. An amazing reader, Rhodesey, sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. It certainly looks like this a rehash of the old debt settlement mailers we…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 4:23pm -
  • Should We File Bankruptcy on Our Student Loan Judgment?
    Click here for 3 things you can do right now to tackle your debt situation. “Dear Steve, We have three student loans right now worth a significant amount of money. One of those creditors took legal action against us last year and won their judgemen…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 3:46pm -

Generation X Finance

  • Starting a Business

    Starting a Business

    This is the part of our 2003 update. This update I am doing a little bit different than our 2002 update.  I am breaking it up into several consecutive posts and the last post will have the net worth update for 2003 followed by a glance at our 2003 b…
    - 23 Jul 14, 3:45pm -
  • How I Became a Used Car Dealer, for a little while

    How I Became a Used Car Dealer, for a little while

    This is the beginning of our 2003 update.  This update I am doing a little bit different, I am breaking it up into several consecutive posts and on the last one I will post the net worth update for 2003 followed by a glance at our 2003 budget. By do…
    - 14 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

    How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

    How much will you spend on your wedding ring? Jewelers recommend you spend 2-3 months of your salary on a wedding ring. Back in the day, when I was a single college student in love, I remember asking myself this question. I was all set to propose to…
    - 2 Jun 14, 12:35pm -
  • How I Became A Millionaire Yearly Update 2002

    How I Became A Millionaire Yearly Update 2002

    Starting with a net worth of less then zero to having a net worth over a million before I was 30, this series will show you how my family and I did it. This is the first of the series of my journey to becoming a millionaire in eight years, or shoul…
    - 6 Feb 14, 11:51am -
  • Maximum 401k Contribution for 2014 Has Been Announced

    Maximum 401k Contribution for 2014 Has Been Announced

    Each year the Internal Revenue Service sets the maximum amount of contributions a person can make toward their 401k plan. On Thursday October 31, the IRS announced that the contribution limit will remain unchanged for 2014, here. The amount maximum c…
    - 20 Nov 13, 2:30pm -
  • Credit Karma Review

    Credit Karma Review

    I have had a number of people ask me about Credit Karma. I have used it a number of times to check my credit score and like it, so I figured I would go ahead and write a Credit Karma Review for all of you. When people start to repair bad credit or e…
    - 31 Oct 13, 6:33pm -
  • Save Money by Regularly Obtaining Auto Insurance Quotes

    Save Money by Regularly Obtaining Auto Insurance Quotes

    Auto insurance is one of the necessities in life, and unfortunately it can be quite costly. Of course, you could try to skimp by going without insurance, but you risk losing everything, there are several types of insurance that everyone must have. So…
    - 15 Oct 13, 3:18pm -
  • How to Sell Your Car for the Most Money

    How to Sell Your Car for the Most Money

    Next to selling your house, selling a car will be one of the larger sales you’ll make in your lifetime, and you’ll probably do it many times over the years. In many cases this also means there are thousands of dollars on the line so it’s crucia…
    - 19 Sep 13, 4:49pm -
  • Are Precious Metals Good Investments?

    Are Precious Metals Good Investments?

    When you are looking for a retirement investment strategy, the options available to you can become overwhelming. An IRA will work for most small business owners (read: individual contractors), but businesses owners and employees will want to start co…
    - 11 Sep 13, 5:50pm -
  • What Does ETF Stand For?

    What Does ETF Stand For?

    Ever wondered what does ETF stands for? ETF is the abbreviation of exchange traded fund, sometimes people will refer to this as electronic traded fund but the first is more correct. So that is it, that is all you wanted to know, you can click away fr…
    - 28 Aug 13, 11:41pm -

Mom Advice

  • It’s the 3 Little Things: Magicbox, Chipotle Really Fast, & Blanket Scarf Heaven

    It’s the 3 Little Things: Magicbox, Chipotle Really Fast, & Blanket Scarf Heaven

    Happy Friday, friends! I hope you are having a good week!  I am so excited for tomorrow because I get to dig into my new fashion capsule. I have so many cozy sweaters for this one and, boy, does a girl need a cozy sweater in the Midwest.  I am just…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:43pm -
  • Freebie Friday November 21, 2014

    Freebie Friday November 21, 2014

    Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! We would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies! This week on MomAdvice Kelly Whalen is sharing her last feature for us all about the new re…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Amy’s Notebook 11.19.14

    Amy’s Notebook 11.19.14

    Source: Ella Claire   A thankful printable placemat- how perfect. 20 stores that refuse to open on Thanksgiving- do you shop them? Recipes for a gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free holiday feast. Have you tried making bread in the slow cooker? A typ…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • How to Make a Blanket Scarf

    How to Make a Blanket Scarf

    I am madly in love with blanket scarves. My obsession started as all good obsessions do. It began on Pinterest. All of these fabulously fashionable women were rocking these gorgeous scarves, but they were out of my price range or lacked the fullness…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Apron Full of Giveaways 11.18.14

    Apron Full of Giveaways 11.18.14

    Source: Larklin,  $64.26   Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Plea…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:55am -
  • Planning for your Second Life: The New Retirement

    Planning for your Second Life: The New Retirement

    From our money & finance contributor, Kelly Whalen. Note: This will be my last post as a contributor for MomAdvice. Thank you for all the thoughtful comments, support, and most especially thank you to Amy for the opportunity. My hope is that if you…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • It’s the 3 Little Things: Podcast Binge, A Classic, & Friendsgiving

    It’s the 3 Little Things: Podcast Binge, A Classic, & Friendsgiving

    I’m sorry I am coming out with this a little late today. I was at my real-life book club discussing this amazing book this morning. I hope your weekend is off to a lovely start over there too! Here is what is making me happy this week! A Charlie Br…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Host a Friendsgiving Feast

    Host a Friendsgiving Feast

    This post is sponsored by Walmart AND ALL PROCEEDS WERE DONATED. I feel like such a lucky mom to have so many incredible women in my life. Most of these friendships started when I was a new mom still trying to figure out the ropes of motherhood.  N…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 1:35pm -
  • Freebie Friday November 14, 2014

    Freebie Friday November 14, 2014


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  • Amy’s Notebook 11.12.14

    Amy’s Notebook 11.12.14

    Source: Oh Happy Day   Printable turkey cupcake toppers- so cute! I love learning more about the tiny house lifestyle. Winning at pie crusts. A great guide to craft adhesives. You can finally edit your captions in IG. I love anything with a yarn tas…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 11:00am -

Bargain Briana

  • New!Up to 75% OFF at Vera Bradley!

    Up to 75% OFF at Vera Bradley!

      There is a HOT Sale going on right now over at Vera Bradley! Right now you can score up to 75% OFF Select Styles! Head on over and check out the awesome selection to choose from. You could even […]Up to 75% OFF at Vera Bradley! first appeared o…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • New!Walgreens Ad 11/27 – 11/29/2014

    Walgreens Ad 11/27 – 11/29/2014

    Walgreens Thanksgiving Day Ad 11/27/2014 Walgreens Corporate Coupon Policy Walgreens Instant Value Coupons Balance Rewards Fact Sheet Complete Weekly Walgreens Coupon Matchup Here’s the highlights from this week’s Walgreens ad, see a complete cou…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • New!Walgreens Ad 11/27 – 11/29/2014

    Walgreens Ad 11/27 – 11/29/2014

    Walgreens Ad 11/27 – 11/29/2014 Walgreens Corporate Coupon Policy Walgreens Instant Value Coupons Balance Rewards Fact Sheet Complete Weekly Walgreens Coupon Matchup Here’s the highlights from this week’s Walgreens ad, see a complete coupon ma…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • New!Rite Aid Weekly Deals 11/23 – 11/29/2014

    Rite Aid Weekly Deals 11/23 – 11/29/2014

    Rite Aid Weekly Deals 11/23 – 11/29/2014 View your local Rite Aid Ad. New to Rite Aid Shopping? Check out Rite Aid 101 to maximize your savings!  I’ve listed my favorites, please visit the Rite Aid Weekly Ad Page for all the […]Rite Aid Wee…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • New!Dollar Tree Customer Appreciation Day November 23: Take 10% OFF your Entire Purchase!

    Dollar Tree Customer Appreciation Day November 23: Take 10% OFF your Entire Purchase!

      Dollar Tree Customer appreciation day November 23! Take 10% OFF your entire purchase of $10 or more! Head on over HERE to grab your coupon! Remember to check out all the Dollar Tree deals before you head out! Want […]Dollar Tree Customer Apprec…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • New!50% Off Littlest Pet Shop Style Set Target Cartwheel Offer Today Only!

    50% Off Littlest Pet Shop Style Set Target Cartwheel Offer Today Only!

      Target is jumping in this Holiday Season and is slashing ONE toy item for 50% off every day until December 24th via the Cartwheel App. So today’s deal is 50% off  Littlest Pet Shop Style Set today only!! Amazon is […]50% Off Littlest Pet Sh…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • New!Walgreens Ad 11/23 – 11/26

    Walgreens Ad 11/23 – 11/26

    Walgreens Ad 11/23 – 11/26 Walgreens Corporate Coupon Policy Walgreens Instant Value Coupons Balance Rewards Fact Sheet Complete Weekly Walgreens Coupon Matchup Here’s the highlights from this week’s Walgreens ad, see a complete coupon match up…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:20pm -
  • New!Rite Aid Ad & Coupon Matchup 11/27 – 11/29/2014

    Rite Aid Ad & Coupon Matchup 11/27 – 11/29/2014

    Rite Aid Ad & Coupon Matchup 11/27 – 11/29/2014 View your local Rite Aid Ad. New to Rite Aid Shopping? Check out Rite Aid 101 to maximize your savings!  I’ve listed my favorites, please visit the Rite Aid Weekly Ad Page for all […]Rite Aid…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:20pm -
  • New!New Balance Women’s Lifestyle WL661GM Now Only $34.99! (43% OFF)

    New Balance Women’s Lifestyle WL661GM Now Only $34.99! (43% OFF)

    Everyday, Joe’s New Balance Outlet features a single item that has been discounted up to 70% off the original retail price. Today’s deal is Women’s Lifestyle WL661GM Now Only $34.99! Regular price is $69.99. Available today 11/22/2014 only. S…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • New!Every Purchase of Huggies at Meijer Helps a Baby in Need

    Every Purchase of Huggies at Meijer Helps a Baby in Need

    Did you know that one in three U.S. moms suffer from diaper need? That’s why this holiday season, Huggies Every Little Bottom has teamed up with Meijer to work towards ending the problem of diaper need. For every purchase of […]Every Purchase of…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • New!Kmart Pre-Black Friday Sale Starts Today!

    Kmart Pre-Black Friday Sale Starts Today!

      Kmart Pre-Black Friday starts today at 5am CST! This is a members only doorbuster pre-sale event. You can score these deals before anyone else! Are you a member of Shop Your Way Rewards? If not, I have a special deal […]Kmart Pre-Black Friday…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • New!Publix Health & Beauty Ad Coupon Matchups 11/22 – 12/5/2014

    Publix Health & Beauty Ad Coupon Matchups 11/22 – 12/5/2014

    Publix Health & Beauty Ad Coupon Matchups 11/22 – 12/5/2014 I’ve listed the highlights of the Publix Weekly Ad, view the entire Publix Coupon Matchup and Ad here. Click here to see the complete list Multi-Item Deals . Angel Soft Facial […]Pub…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:20am -
  • New!{Gift in a Jar} Mani-Pedi Kit

    {Gift in a Jar} Mani-Pedi Kit

    Have you ever thought that you had all of your holiday shopping done, only to realize that there was someone you forgot to buy a gift for? Or have your kids ever forgotten to tell you about a friend’s birthday […]{Gift in a Jar} Mani-Pedi Kit fi…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:30pm -
  • $1.00/1 LISTERINE Floss = Better Than FREE at CVS! (11/23 – 11/26)

    $1.00/1 LISTERINE Floss = Better Than FREE at CVS! (11/23 – 11/26)

      There is a coupon to save $1.00 on any (1) LISTERINE Floss or Flosser Product available to print. Grab this coupon and score these for FREE at CVS (11/23 – 11/26) Be sure to print this now! Here’s a great […]$1.00/1 LISTERINE Floss = Bette…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • $1/2 Hefty Plates = $1.47 at Walmart

    $1/2 Hefty Plates = $1.47 at Walmart

    There is a new $1/2 Hefty Plates Coupon available to print. Grab this coupon and score some savings on these at Walmart! Here’s a great Walmart deal for you: Hefty Red Plates, 20-35 ct $1.97 – $1/2 Hefty Plates Coupon Final Price: $1.47 […]…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • $1.25 on Any Two (2) Clorox Branded Products = FREE Wipes at Target

    $1.25 on Any Two (2) Clorox Branded Products = FREE Wipes at Target

      There is a new $1.25 on Any Two (2) Clorox Branded Products available to print. Check out how you can score these for FREE at Target! Here’s a great Target deal for you: Clorox To Go Wipes (Found in Travel Section) […]$1.25 on Any Two (2) C…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Cents of Style: Glamour Magazine & Scarf Combo- $12.95!

    Cents of Style: Glamour Magazine & Scarf Combo- $12.95!

      Right now over on Cents of Style you can score an awesome deal, this would make a great gift too! Get a one year subscription to Glamour magazine and a fabulous Cents of Style scarf for $12.95 & FREE SHIPPING […]Cents of Style: Glamour Magazin…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • New Balance Women’s Running W630BG2 Now Only $39.99! (43% OFF)

    New Balance Women’s Running W630BG2 Now Only $39.99! (43% OFF)

    Everyday, Joe’s New Balance Outlet features a single item that has been discounted up to 70% off the original retail price. Today’s deal is Women’s Running W630BG2 Now Only $39.99! Regular price is $69.99. Available today 11/21/2014 only. Sh…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • Amazon Black Friday Deal are LIVE!! Check Out These Deals We Came Across!

    Amazon Black Friday Deal are LIVE!! Check Out These Deals We Came Across!

      Amazon Black Friday Deal are LIVE!! Amazon will be adding new deals EVERY 10 MINUTES for 8 days straight. Here are a couple deals I have came across this morning. Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack – Tablet ONLY $27.00! Its priced for $37 bu…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • Top Retail & Restaurant Coupons: Quiznos, Dress Barn, Yankee Candle, and More!

    Top Retail & Restaurant Coupons: Quiznos, Dress Barn, Yankee Candle, and More!

      The Top Restaurant and Retail coupons are brought to you from Surviving the Stores. You can find more Restaurant and Retail Coupons in past posts. Top Restaurant Coupons Au Bon Pain – $1 Off $5 Purchase (exp: 12/1/2014) Black Angus […]Top Re…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 50% Off Mooshka Miniature Fairytale Castle Target Cartwheel Offer Today Only!

    50% Off Mooshka Miniature Fairytale Castle Target Cartwheel Offer Today Only!

    Target is jumping in this Holiday Season and is slashing ONE toy item for 50% off every day until December 24th via the Cartwheel App. So today’s deal is 50% off  Mooshka Miniature Fairytale Castle today only!! Offer Details: The Mooshka […]50…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • Discount Mags: Subscribe to Women’s Health, just $4.99/year + Other Deals!

    Discount Mags: Subscribe to Women’s Health, just $4.99/year + Other Deals!

    Discount Mags has these magazine deals for today when you use coupon code BARGAINBRIANA at checkout. Subscribe to Women’s Health, just $4.99/year Subscribe to Popular Photography, just $4.99/year This offer expires 11/21/2014 @ 11:59 pm EST. Cre…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • Upcoming Amazon Toy Lightning Deals

    Upcoming Amazon Toy Lightning Deals

    Now is the time to start finding the best deals on popular holiday toy items! Buy now before they sell out. Each day, Amazon has lightning deals that are available for a certain time period at a deeply discounted price. […]Upcoming Amazon Toy Ligh…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:10pm -
  • Kroger Free Friday Download: Free Hillshire Farm Naturals™ Tub Lunchmeat

    Kroger Free Friday Download: Free Hillshire Farm Naturals™ Tub Lunchmeat

    Have you been taking advantage of the FREE Friday Downloads from Kroger? Activate your eCoupon on Fridays for a FREE item and you will have two weeks to use it at the store. This week Kroger will be offering a […]Kroger Free Friday Download: Free…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Freebie Friday 11/21/2014

    Freebie Friday 11/21/2014

      Below are 20 hot freebies from the listing of Free Stuff at Savings Lifestyle.  Head over to the Free Samples & Offers Page to see a complete list. Guardians of the Galaxy MP3 Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer by Liam Vietch How […]Freebie Fr…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • 15+ Recipes to Feast on This Thanksgiving

    15+ Recipes to Feast on This Thanksgiving

    This is sponsored content. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Check out 15+ Recipes to Feast on This Thanksgiving by Briana Carter at Foodie.com Thanksgiving is less than a week away and if you haven’t planned your Thanksgiving Day […]15+ R…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:25am -
  • Meijer Two Day Sale 11/21 – 11/22/2014

    Meijer Two Day Sale 11/21 – 11/22/2014

    Meijer Two Day Sale 11/21 – 11/22/2014 View your local Meijer Weekly Store Ad for sale dates and coupon doubling policies. New to Meijer Shopping? Check out Meijer 101 to maximize your savings! Meijer mPerks Complete Meijer Shopping List & Coup…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • Target Weekly Ad & Coupon Matchups 11/23 – 11/29/2014

    Target Weekly Ad & Coupon Matchups 11/23 – 11/29/2014

    Target Weekly Ad & Coupon Matchups 11/23 – 11/29/2014 **View your Target Weekly Ad for more deals. New to Target shopping? Check out Target 101 to maximize your savings! I’ve listed the highlights and you can find the rest of the great Targe…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:09am -
  • Sunday Coupon Preview 11/23/2014

    Sunday Coupon Preview 11/23/2014

    There will be these  inserts in this weekend’s papers: (1) Smart Source Insert and (1) Red Plum Insert per the Sunday Coupon Schedule.  See a complete list of coupons in the Coupon Database. Need coupons now? Save hundreds with the […]Sunday C…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:30pm -
  • Oreo Strawberry Santa Hats

    Oreo Strawberry Santa Hats

      Have you made any Christmas dessert recipes with your children yet this year? If not, this Oreo Strawberry Santa Hats recipe is the perfect one to try! Whether your kids are very little or almost grown, they will have a […]Oreo Strawberry Sant…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:41pm -

Wealth Pilgrim

  • How To Stop Medicating With Money

    How To Stop Medicating With Money

    You might think that your emotional state of mind is more the subject matter for a therapist to discuss rather than a financial advisor but my experience tells me otherwise.  Your feelings have a huge impact on how you spend, save and invest.  Thos…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
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  • GF¢ 042: Unlocking Your Inner Greatness with Ben Newman

    GF¢ 042:  Unlocking Your Inner Greatness with Ben Newman

    Ben Newman is on fire. And I’m proud to say he’s a friend, mentor and someone that oozes positivity into my life. Plus, he’s a die hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, so what’s not to love?   Here’s just a few of Ben’s accomplishments Super su…
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  • Want to Win $2,500 of Apple Stock?

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  • GF¢ 041: How to Silence Your Haters (and shake it off, shake it off)

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  • How Do You Know When To Stop? Sometimes You Have to Just Shut up Listen (Giveaway Details)

    How Do You Know When To Stop? Sometimes You Have to Just Shut up Listen (Giveaway Details)

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  • Will the Deferred Income Annuity Save Your 401k?

    Will the Deferred Income Annuity Save Your 401k?

    If you have never heard of a deferred income annuity, get ready, because you’ll probably be hearing a lot about them in the near future. And honestly, you should want to! Deferred income annuities address a major weakness that is a part of curren…
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