Ways to Save on Halloween

by Bill Dennison 14. October 2015
While Halloween doesn’t quite stretch the wallet as much as the holiday season, the cost of all the costumes, candy, and other festive goods can really add up. Check out some great ways to save money to help make Halloween a little less scary [More]

Mother's Day Ideas That Are (Nearly) Free

by Stacy Tharp 6. May 2015
Don't know what to get mom for Mother’s Day? The most valuable gifts are the ones that are given the most thought and effort. It’s easy to throw some money down and purchase some material goods, but chances are your mother would much rather have something from the heart, and something that won’t break your bank. Cook for Her Everyone enjoys going out for a Mother’s Day brunch, at least in theory. In practice, you will likely be crammed in a busy restaurant to eat overpric... [More]

Be Selfish, Pay Yourself First

by Stacy Tharp 13. January 2015
Let me rephrase that - paying yourself first isn’t selfish, it’s smart. But we should back up. What does it mean to pay yourself first? You (hopefully) have a monthly budget that includes your bills and day-to-day expenses. Paying yourself first means that before you take anything else into account, you first set aside a pre-determined portion of your income into a savings account. So let’s say you want to save 20% of your income, and your monthly take-home pay is $3,000*. You ... [More]

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