Figure Out How Much Those Shoes Actually Cost

They’re only $30! If you’re like most people, you probably hear yourself or your family members throwing around phrases like that all the time, but the reality is that the value of something really depends on whether or not you can afford it. There are a lot of ways to assess how much something costs, […]

11 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

Ah, summer! It’s the season of fireworks and fireflies, road trips and rocky road ice cream, baseball and beach balls, flip-flops and ice pops.  But, just as you’re settling into the laid-back summer routine, retailers start rolling out their back-to-school displays that make your stomach churn. Supply lists. New clothing. Backpacks, jeans, laptops, and school […]

Dollar Stores: What To Buy and What To Skip

Dollar stores can be tremendous spending traps, but they can also be a great way to snag a bargain. It’s all in how you plan your visit. Before you start browsing… Everything is just a buck, you say. How can you possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, with that mindset, you might find yourself going way overboard […]

7 Home Improvement Hacks

You’ve finally finished scrubbing and purging your home from top to bottom in anticipation of spring. Now, with every surface, closet, and room sparkling clean, are you starting to see all the areas that could use a facelift? Maybe you want a complete kitchen makeover or you’re dreaming of a fresh coat of paint for […]

5 Tips for Spring Break on a Budget

It’s spring break, not spring broke. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five spring break tips.  Check your school for discounts and help Lots of colleges offer on-campus travel agents who can help you plan your vacation right by snagging the best deals. Plus, your school may be able […]

8 Valentine’s Day Hacks

It’s time to celebrate the significant other in your life! If you’re thinking that means pricey gifts, expensive dates, and blowing an entire day’s salary on a restaurant meal, think again. There’s no need to drain your wallet while trying to create the perfect Valentine’s Day. Instead, use these eight hacks for a dream Valentine’s […]

6 Apps to Download for Black Friday

Shop with confidence this Black Friday and throughout the pre-holiday season by downloading these super-convenient shopping apps! 1.) ShopSavvy ShopSavvy helps you find the lowest price available on any gift item on your list. Use the app to scan the barcode on any product, and ShopSavvy will pull up the best local or online deal […]

Sticking to a Budget at Christmas

According to a T. Rowe Price survey, more than 50% of parents will aim to get everything on their kids’ wish lists this year. Many of these parents will be paying for these gifts for months, or even years, afterward. There’s a better way, and it’s simple: Create a budget, and make informed decisions about […]