Money Matters

Throwing Money Away | Simple Ways to Save

Throwing Money Away | Simple Ways to Save

There are times when we are all guilty of spending money on things that we do not really need. However, there are a number of items that are ridiculously over-priced and you can find simple ways to save by avoiding them or exploring alternatives. You might be surprised that some…

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Impulse spending and how to avoid it

Impulse spending and how to avoid it

Impulse spending can create debt before you can blink your eyes.  Impulse spending can increase credit card debt, cause the spender to not have sufficient money to run their household and a host of other issues.   There are some ways to identify if you are guilty of impulse spending.…

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Credit Card Application Tips

Credit Card Application Tips

If you are considering applying for a credit card, it is important that you understand how to fill out an application properly in order to help facilitate approval.  Whether you have good credit or a slightly blemished credit record, you may still be able to obtain a credit card, if…

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Back to School | Finding Money for College

Back to School | Finding Money for College

Parents everywhere are currently preparing their high school students to return back to class.  In the back of their minds (especially those with high school seniors) they are concerned about funding college educations.  Parents everywhere are starting to wonder exactly how they are going to find the money for college…

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Back to School | College Scholarship Types

Back to School | College Scholarship Types

Summer is quickly drawing to an end and some students will need to begin planning for college. College planning for high school students almost always means trying to find ways of funding their continuing education. Scholarships are one way to help overcome the very big risk of leaving college with…

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Back to School|Saving Money Tips

Back to School|Saving Money Tips

It’s time to think about heading back to school and parents and teachers everywhere are getting ready.  Back to school shopping means clothing for the children, endless amounts of school supplies and rushing around in the morning to get lunches ready. Or does it?  What if you could find a…

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Back to School |Parents Guide to College Financial Aid

Back to School |Parents Guide to College Financial Aid

  As millions of parents prepare to send their high school student back to school in September, they are beginning to be concerned about how best to find college financial aid for the students who will graduate in Spring 2011.  College studies are more expensive than ever, and even parents…

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Smarter Spending|Things you should never pay for

Smarter Spending|Things you should never pay for

In spite of our best efforts to save money, we are often paying for things that we simply should not be paying for.  Consumers who are searching for small ways to make a dent in their spending habits should take a look at some things that you should never pay…

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Saving money using Freecycle

Saving money using Freecycle

As our communities restrict the types of items that we may put in our general trash, it becomes more difficult for us to recycle televisions, computers, and other recyclables. In many communities, you have to pay a fee to dispose of these types of items. However, there are people in…

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Financing and budgeting

Financing and budgeting

The more difficult it is to budget our finances, the less likely we are to budget our savings. There are some really simple things that you can do to build your savings plan without having to squeeze out another penny from your current budget. 1.  One of the easiest ways…

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Saving Money Matters

Saving Money Matters

While it is becoming more important for us to save money, it also is becoming more challenging. Trying to stretch the same paycheck across higher expenses is a challenge whether you are single or have a family. There are some simple ways that you can save money on everyday expenses.…

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Spending Wisely for more savings

Spending Wisely for more savings

It seems like every time we go to the store, everything seems to go up a few pennies. While the jobs may not be significant, they continue to creep up each time. This means that your dollars will go as far than they did before. There are some way that…

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