5 Moonlighting Jobs to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays

  The holidays are just three months away. It’s a time of year that’s filled with joy, but it can also put a major strain on your bank account. Household savings expert, Jeanette Pavini, went on Hallmark’s Home & Family Show this week to discuss ways you can earn extra cash around the holidays. What’s great about these moonlighting jobs is they are possible even if you don’t have Read more ...

How to Get Kids Excited to Save Money

Too often lessons in personal finance are learned the hard way when we are well into adulthood and the consequences can be severe. That’s why it is so important to teach your kids financial lessons along the way. Get kids excited to save money early and they may go on to lead a lifetime of good financial habits. Make it Visual: Have kids tape a photo of the specific item they're saving up Read more ...

Prep Now, Save Later: What to Do In September for the Holidays

What to do now to help you prepare for the holiday season--September edition: Procrastination not only leads to a very stressful holiday season, it can also make for a very expensive one. That’s why it’s time to start planning for the holidays now. Yes, we realize Halloween costumes have barely hit the shelves, but by starting in September, you’re less likely to be in debt by January. Each Read more ...

14 Ways to Save When Eating Out

It’s so nice to hang up your apron and let someone else wait on you for the night. Unfortunately, dining out can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 15 ways to save when eating out--whether you’re stopping at a roadside diner for a pancake breakfast or enjoying a decadent date night complete with gourmet food, wine and a Broadway show. Many restaurants have kids Read more ...

8 Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend

Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22, but for many, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. While many kids are already back in school, this three-day weekend gives us one last chance to celebrate the lazy days of summer. Here are 10 fun things you can do this Labor Day weekend. It’s your last hoorah, so we say go for it! Visit an obscure museum. Chances are you Read more ...

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy School Lunches

School is back in session and parents are back on lunch duty. Packing a well-balanced lunch and getting kids to actually eat their fruits and vegetables can be a real challenge. Things like brown bag lunches allow you to save hundreds of dollars a year while giving you some control over what your kids eat. So here are a few ways to get kids to eat healthy school lunches that you so lovingly Read more ...

5 Unexpected Back to School Savings

Don’t let back to school shopping stress you out. Some of the best deals of the year are available right now so you can save money on the things you need. Think of it as a treasure hunt! Whether you’re shopping for a backpack, pair of jeans or peanut butter, make it your mission to find the best deal. Here are five unexpected savings that will make your back to school shopping experience productive Read more ...

9 Resources for the Best College Student Tech Deals

Being a college student comes with a lot of perks like discounts on computers and other back to school tech. The trick is finding the best deals for you. Here’s a list of exclusive college student tech deals and a few bonus offers available to all. MacMall: Take advantage of MacMall’s education pricing and get up to $190 in free gifts. For Mac orders, your gift will include a $100 Restaurant.com Read more ...