Not Saving Enough?

If you are concerned about your current savings account balance, the first step is to actually seriously commit to saving more. There is an old saying which says “Nothing Changes Until You Do”.  Your savings won’t increase until YOU change the way you do things and the priority you give to savings.  Those people without any savings if they want to do something fun and the vast majority will be able to find the money to do it, so it’s not that they don’t have the money to save… it’s just not a high priority. So the first step in increasing your emergency fund, your savings account or your retirement fund is to make it a priority. Once you’ve done that you can look for places where you can save money to redirect into those savings accounts. Here are a few effective ways to save money that you may not currently be using.

Has Your Family Hit These Money Milestones?

One of the biggest concerns financial planners talk about is the possibility of an impending retirement crisis. Many Americans have very little money squirreled away for their golden years. When it comes to retirement, hope alone won’t cut it. People need to start planning as early as possible for the later years. Here are some money milestones future retirees should begin working on sooner, rather than later. 

Getting the Best Deal on a New Car

ar shoppers should keep in mind that American car dealerships are like Persian bazaars, and this means that they should not be afraid to negotiate. Auto shoppers should start their purchase journey online searching for a car model that meets your needs and has a good track record. Once you’ve decided on the model you are interested in you can start looking at the dealership inventory. Using the inventory search and lookup tools, shoppers will have a solid base for negotiation.

Poor Credit Got You Down? Try This…

A bad credit score hurts you in many ways, it not only prevents you from buying stuff, it also raises the interest rate you have to pay on stuff you do buy. People with Good Credit Pay Lower Interest Rates. So how do you improve your credit score?

The Family Minivan: 4 Money-Saving Steps to Fix Up Your Vehicle

The minivan is a very useful and versatile vehicle, from taking the kids to soccer practice to picking up supplies at the lumber yard the minivan does it all. But routine trips and errands in your minivan can lead to many minor problems. Dents, chips in the glass and stains on the carpet are common issues. Rather than having these fixed by the mechanic, you can take care of these minor problems yourself and save a bundle in the process.

Simple Ways to Cut Your Car Insurance Rates

Everyone knows that it’s illegal to drive without car insurance but why? Well, accidents can happen at any time–which, is why they are called accidents. And because by their very nature cars are dangerous and can cause everything from loss of life to severe financial hardship it is necessary to be sure that an uninsured person doesn’t cause an accident and then say oh sorry I have no money to pay for all the damage I caused.

4 Tips For Saving Enough For A New Family Car

Saving for a new car can be difficult, but it’s important to keep the benefits of saving in mind. According to Forbes, it’s easier to save if you keep the “future you” in mind while cutting corners now to save for the future. You’ll thank yourself after you’ve saved a chunk of money for the down payment for your new car because it will make your monthly payments much more affordable than if you had no down payment at all. Having a smaller monthly payment will ease your finances and help you save interest on the loan so it’s a win-win. The more you save the better off you’ll be. Even better is to drive a clunker until you can afford to pay for your entire car it avoids paying interest and actually has your bank paying you interest (as small as it may be) while you are saving.

Selling Your Car? 4 Insightful Ways To Come Out Ahead

The car you cared about for years has become little more than a business transaction, so you want to get the most you can for it. Here are a few tips on how to maximize the selling price and the value of your old car.