Archives for October 2015

Thrifty Family Shopping: 5 Tips to Help You Not Break the Bank

Shopping with your family can quickly burn through the paycheck. Whether it’s that new toy your son is begging you to buy or the latest Apple phone you want but don’t really need, there are various bear traps lingering about shopping centers and department stores waiting to get stepped on by the inattentive shopper. Here are five tips to help you avoid the common shopping traps that befall the inexperienced and unprepared families.

Signs Your Finances are Sinking

Money problems are always difficult to work through. If you’re not prepared to make some changes and look critically at your budget, you could be in for a long ride.

5 Financial Tips For New College Students

Going to college can be both frustrating and exciting at the same time. For many people, college is a learning experience that teaches many of the essentials of life. But in addition to just learning from books you are also learning how to live int he adult world. And a big part of that is managing your financial life. Here are five financial tips to help new students adjust to college life.

Asset or Burden? 6 Things About Auto Loans You Didn’t Know

Automobiles are necessary for social and business transportation, but once you sign up for a loan, you have an added burden. Besides paying for gas and maintenance, you must make each monthly loan payment on time. Here are six things about auto loans you didn’t know.  Zero Percent Loans Everyone wants free financing, right? The […]

Pricing Your Remodel: How to Stay Within a Budget

Remodeling can be expensive but if you are willing to contribute some work and even a bit of sweat to turn your home into what you envision it to be, in the end you’ll save a lot of money and be able to take a lot more pride in the result.

Banking Big: Budgeting Tips for Large Families

Budgeting is especially beneficial in a big group, and can help ensure your family is financially sound now and in the future.

Stop Getting Ripped Off: 6 Car Problems You Can Fix Yourself

It’s bad enough when there’s something seriously wrong with your car, but it’s worse when you’re being overcharged by a mechanic to fix a simple problem that you could easily take care of by yourself. Garage fees are a common way for people to get ripped off, and it’s frustrating when the solution is such a simple one.

Negotiating The Medical Expense Minefield

In 2014, it was estimated that about one in five adult Americans were contacted by a debt collection agency about medical bills. Given that it’s not totally uncommon for those bills to contain errors, it behooves all patients to be attentive to their medical expenses, including the potential for reducing what you are obligated to pay.