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3 Simple Money Moves To Make in 2015

As we prepare to welcome 2015, it's a great time to do a look-see ahead and make sure your finances are in order. Have you done these things yet? Shop for level term life insurance. Comparison shop at PolicyGenius.com, 1stOptionInsurance.com, AccuQuote.com, or Insure.com. By shopping online, you avoid an insurance ...

Beware of Sneak Attack Bank Fees

While you've been enjoying egg nog this holiday season, your bank was hoping you wouldn't notice they were trying to pull another fast one on you. Bank fees: A little coal in your stocking Banks use December as one of their favorite months to put a lump of coal in ...

 

3 Ways To Talk With Your Spouse About Money Without Arguing!

Money conversations can be very tough especially when money is tight in your home. But your relationship doesn't need to suffer. Here's the reality, you have to talk about money and we have to learn how to talk about money without arguing. Here are 3 tried-and-true adverbs that can guide ...

The Truth About the Financial Habits of Gen Y

Millennials have been called many things -- and lots of the labels older generations tried to stick on Gen Y conflict with what we’ve grown up to be. When the Millennial generation was still coming of age and the majority of us were 19 or younger, we were called narcissistic, ...

 

6 Ways To Get Healthy Food for Less

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, Americans are consuming healthier food by decreasing their caloric intake. So how can consumers continue to improve their healthy eating habits without spending so much on better choices? Anyone can cut their grocery bill by eating ...

 

Become the Chief Financial Officer of Your Own Life

My father was a serial entrepreneur: He was always starting businesses. Most failed, but some were wildly successful. As a boy, I imitated him by starting kid-sized businesses of my own. My ventures were much smaller than Dad’s, but they had similar ups and downs. The lemonade stand by the ...

 

How To Create a Successful Meal Plan

Did you know that for every extra minute you stay in the grocery store, you spend an extra $1.75?  We will talk more about that later in the article but for now we want to talk about meal planning strategies. Meal planning is a HUGE time saver and also saves ...

 

9 Areas of Your Home That Need Winter Preparation

I know it just seems like we just Autumn-proofed our homes, right? Yet while you may not have as many problems as your aunt in Billings, Montana, as the temperature drops, you definitely need to get ready for old man winter… Here are 9 areas of your home that need ...

 

8 Ways To Avoid the Sticker Shock of Shipping This Season

This is a hectic week for holiday shipping, with Dec. 15 kicking off the busiest day for FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service as consumers scramble to ship holiday gifts and cards to loved ones in time for Christmas. What’s more, people are still shopping online and looking for digital ...

 

Your Guide to Christmas Lights Safety

Nothing quite says ‘Happy Holidays’ like hanging roughly 25,000 lights on your house, by your house, in your house, in your trees, on your shrubs, on your lawn… Holiday lighting is a fun, festive way to celebrate.  I don’t know about you, but I love to drive around town and ...

 

Money and Marriage: How Couples Can Be Too Frugal

Can you ever be too frugal? Is there such a thing as saving too much of your money? If you’re future-oriented and obsessed with turning your financial goals into realities -- and constantly delay all gratification in the name of financial progress -- you could be guilty of both these ...

 

3 Ways To Put Coupons in Timeout and Still Save on Food

There are some savvy coupon pros that can spend very little to put food on the table. While couponing might still be a hot trend, those of us that are pressed for time or may not find coupons on products we like have to find other ways to cut grocery ...

 

How To Outsource the Financially Savvy Way

One of the things I love most about people who believe in living frugally: their dedication to DIY. The do-it-yourself mentality goes hand-in-hand with living well on less and saving money. Frugal folks know they can save big by handling their own errands, chores, and projects. I appreciate that people ...

 

When Does a HELOC Make Sense in Your Life?

For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is returning. This is significant because over the last 8 years, there was almost no home equity line of credit (HELOC) activity and almost no second mortgage activity. But now we ...

 

How To Get a Lower Interest Rate on Your Credit Card

An oldie but goodie is back and it could save you money on your credit card payment. Negotiate your interest rate down So many of us who have a decent credit score are getting solicitations for new credit cards that are vastly superior to the cards we have now. Did ...

 

Why a Second Fridge Is a Bad Choice for Your Home

There could be a monster sitting in your basement eating money out of your wallet while you think it's saving you money. Nearly 1 in 3 of us have a second refrigerator in our homes, according to The Washington Post. When we buy a new fridge, we often take the ...

 

The #1 Insurance Policy Small Businesses Need But Don't Know About

If you have a small business, there's a new insurance policy I recommend to protect you in the event of a data breach. Why small businesses need breach insurance We hear so much about the big companies in the news with data breaches -- Sony, Target, Home Depot -- but ...

 

4 Holiday Scams You Need To Know About

The holidays are a prime time for scams. Don't let the Grinch ruin your Christmas! Follow this advice to protect yourself. Special thanks to USA Today for the inspiration for this article. Here are a few of the most commom holiday scams 1. PUPPY SCAM PROBLEM: The American Kennel Club ...

Warning Signs of Investment Scams

What's behind the continuing lure of Ponzi schemes? I think it's that we want to believe the path to El Dorado is easy. It's an oversimplification to say it's all just about greed; it's really that we want things to be easy, we want that one answer that creates financial ...

 

This Santa Letter Pitch Could Rob You Blind

You've heard about how the Grinch stole Christmas, but have you heard about how scamsters stole the credit card numbers of parents wanting a letter from Santa for their kids? The Better Business Bureau has put out an alert about a letter scam operating just in time for the holiday ...

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