10 Money Mistakes To Avoid

August 19, 2011

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the things we’re “supposed” to do with our money.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it can help to start by focusing on a smaller list of things that you shouldn’t do. The following money mistakes can cost you dearly whether they impact you immediately today or slowly over […]

Best Checking Accounts For College Students

July 30, 2011

The best checking accounts for college students are those with no fees, no minimum balance, online banking, and good interest rates. If you’re leaving for college soon and you don’t have a checking account opened up, you should start thinking about it now. You’ll definitely need a place to stash the little cash that you’ll […]

SmartyPig Review

December 18, 2010

SmartyPig is an online savings account that helps you save up for specific goals and can give you a form of cash bonus once you meet them.  The SmartyPig interest rate is competitive, the savings tools can be useful, and the bonus you get on gift cards from Macy’s, Travelocity, Amazon, and other retailers can help boost your savings. […]

Saving Money on a Printer

September 12, 2009

I wrote not too long ago how we saved a ton by buying overstock and returned items and we found another deal this week!  My wife needed a new printer but instead of heading to Best Buy I stopped by another local discount store hoping to save some money.  I had come on the right […]

Save Money Buying Overstock or Returned Items

August 29, 2009

Overstock or returned goods can save you a ton of money!  I’ve written in the past how I used to buy merchandise like this, then turn around and re-sell it on eBay for a big fat profit. However, even if you have no interest in making extra money on eBay, overstock goods and returned items […]

Five Ways You Can Save Money This Summer

August 3, 2009

Visit the Library I’m not a big book reader, mostly because I don’t have much spare time.  I do most of my reading online where I can pick up small chunks of information pretty quickly.  My wife and son on the other had love books.  If we had to pay for all the books that […]

Keep Your Kids Busy Without Breaking the Bank This Summer

June 16, 2009

Summer is a fun time for kids, but it can be challenging for parents to keep them occupied and entertained while they’re home all day. There are many different programs and camps you can sign your kids up for but that can get expensive quickly.  If you don’t want your kid just hanging around with […]

Seven Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Family Trip

June 9, 2009

When I was a kid, my family always had a particular spot that we vacationed for at least two weeks out of the year. We went to see my grandmother and grandfather for the first week, and then we went to their cottage on Lake Michigan just north of Muskegon, Michigan. My family was pretty […]

Emergency Funds for College Graduates

May 23, 2009

Emergency funds are for old married people, not recent college graduates, right? Just scraping by financially is an art form perfected by many college students. Creative ways to earn extra money in college and spend as little as possible helped you make it through school. Now that you’re leaving college and looking for a job it’s time to start […]

Renting Movies Online with Blockbuster and Netflix

January 27, 2009

Renting movies online was the topic of a piece on NPR yesterday that covered the cost of going to the movie theater vs renting movies.  “Trading down” was the term they used to describe the increase in the number of people who were renting movies from Netflix or Blockbuster in order to save money on […]

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