5 Things You Should Never Buy Used

Buying used items can save you plenty of cash, but there are some things you should never buy used. Let’s take a look at the items that should be purchased new. If you can't afford new, we offer some advice on what to look for. Children’s Furniture Kids treat furniture different than adults. They will [...]

2022-09-15T15:48:37-04:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Budget, Saving Money, Shopping, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Credit Cards for College Students: Are they Good or Bad?

When preparing to send your child off to college, one thing that may be on your mind is whether or not your child should have their own credit card. Credit cards for college students have their pros and cons. The reason you’re likely asking yourself this question is that you know credit cards can be [...]

The Snowball Method of Paying Off Debt

The snowball method, founded by Dave Ramsey, a personal finance expert, is a common way of paying off debt. It's a debt-reduction strategy where you prioritize your debt from paying the smallest balance first and work your way to your largest balance. To avoid damaging your credit score and incurring late fees, you make the [...]

2021-08-23T11:45:28-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , |

4 Reasons a Holiday Loan is a Better Option This Season

If you’re like most people, you may not have money saved this year for the holidays. Likewise, you may be tempted to rely on credit cards for this year’s holiday expenses. However, this can do more damage to your finances in the long run. Not to mention, if you already have outstanding balances on [...]

Spend Less at Christmas by Planning Ahead

How to Spend Less at Christmas by Planning Ahead We know it's not even Halloween yet, but if you make a plan now, you're less likely to overspend and be strapped come January. No one wants to be shocked by the amount of debt they racked up during the holiday season. Seriously, talk about [...]

Making a Budget With the 50/30/20 Method

Making a budget can often seem so complex. The more complicated it seems, the less you're inclined to make the effort. Unfortunately, you need a budget to help keep your spending in check and to ensure progress toward your short and long-term financial goals. If you’re new at creating a budget consider the simplified [...]

2021-02-24T11:32:53-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , , |

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Faster

Drowning in Debt? Start with Little Wins. Paying off credit cards can be a little like doing your taxes. You have no idea where all the money went and all you want is for the entire situation to be over. The problem is that, like the IRS, a lot of credit card debt won't [...]

Figure Out How Much Those Shoes Actually Cost When You Make a Budget

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. This is a great tool to keep in mind when you're [...]

2021-02-18T13:53:11-04:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Saving Money|Tags: , , , |

11 Ways to Save on Back to School Supplies

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. Also, back to school supplies and shopping lists. 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. [...]

Dollar Store Deals: What To Buy and What To Skip

Dollar stores can be tremendous spending traps. However, they can also be a great way to snag a bargain. It’s all in how you plan your visit. So, here are some dollar store deals you don't want to miss. Before you start browsing... Everything is just a buck, you say. How can you possibly [...]

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