I just learned about a new site called Cinch Financial that helps people save money on their biggest monthly bills. Think cell phone bill, credit card debt, mortgage. This company focuses on the hard stuff because they believe that while you know how to cut down on everyday expenses (like giving up your daily coffee habit!) the big stuff can get confusing. What I love most
I love Amazon and continue to use it despite a recent piece in the New York Times that revealed how awful it is to work there. But the piece seeded doubts. If Amazon was so awful to some of it’s employees, was it also treating me badly? I wanted to know if Amazon was quietly raising prices on my Subscribe & Save items. If you’re new
What are the basic financial skills you use everyday in life to survive as an adult? I bet they are so ingrained that you take them for granted. Financial expert Gregg Murset shares these stats: October is National Financial Planning Month, but 68 percent of Americans probably won¹t take notice because they don’t put together a monthly budget to track income and expenditures. Which might
You have to admit that the whopping 4+ million pre-orders of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in the first 24 hours of availability is pretty remarkable. It’s a record number for Apple and more confirmation – as if we needed any – that people love their iPhones. Now, both models sold out quickly. That’s bad news for early adopters but potentially good news for bargain hunters who want
Halloween is a time when sugary sweets are everywhere and almost unavoidable. Why not counteract all that white, bleached sugar with some healthy Halloween alternatives that are just as fun? With more and more schools encouraging healthy substitutions for parties, now’s the time to Trick your kids into some healthy Treats. Here are 8 Healthy Halloween Treats.
Have you ever met someone through online dating? If not, you may scoff and think, Why not just choose traditional dating in person? But for many people, online dating is a better solution. It can be cheaper, more efficient, and perhaps more successful than relying on people you meet in person. You haven’t tried online dating – What are you waiting for?
It is a well known fact that smoking is an unhealthy lifestyle choice, and as you might expect, this means smokers have to pay more for life insurance. Life insurance, like any insurance, is based on models of risk, and a person who chooses to do things that may endanger their health like smoking presents a higher risk of an early pay out than someone
You’ve determined what you don’t need on your baby gift registry. But what about all the items you do need? Walking around that baby superstore and looking at all those items you supposedly have to have will make your mind spin. So we’ve gathered a list of what baby items are truly useful. Here are 10 baby gifts you should register for:
Babies aren’t just “cute little bundles of joy.” Babies are big business. When you’re pregnant, it can be intimidating to set foot into one of those baby superstores. Suddenly, you realize just how many things your baby supposedly needs. It’s overwhelming – not to mention expensive! But what items do you really need and what can you do without? We combed the baby registries and
A friend of mine is stuck earning what I consider a relatively small salary – but the more I talk to him – the more it seems HE may be the main reason why he isn’t earning more. I have to wonder if he is subliminally limiting his earning potential. Is your income being limited by YOU? TIP => Make more money NOW.
Yesterday was my 17th wedding anniversary. This got me thinking about all the things we registered for… and how many we still do and don’t have. My husband and I took a trip down memory lane, remembering what items we received and which ones are still useful all these years later. Here are 6 items you shouldn’t register for… and 6 you should.
My husband and I debate this question all the time – how much money we need to retire? Followed by, are we saving enough? I often debate if we are saving *too* much, but my dear readers quickly extinguished that, ahem, fear. (And I was soooo going to enjoy that shopping spree…) I’ve toyed around with various financial calculators, and until this morning I had
My senior year of college was the first time I ever lived on my own. It was also the first time I had to manage a food budget, living expenses, and my finances in general. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. Luckily for me, there were tons of easy ways to save money as a college student. These back to college money