How to Get the Most Out of $500

So you just won $500! Your first thought might be a shopping spree or a weekend get-away. But hold on, there are ways to stretch that $500 which can really pay off in the long run. Save it for retirement: If you can wait a couple of decades to spend that $500, then it may be worth much more! If you put $500 into a Roth IRA account at age 30, then by the time you retire at age 65, it could reach Read more ...

5 Home Remodels That Add Value

You've probably heard it before, the kitchen and the bathroom are the best place to invest your dollars. And while this is certainly true, they aren't the only improvements that recoup a significant amount of costs when you sell. Here are the five best home remodels that have been proven to increase value. Refinish kitchen cabinets. If remodeling your kitchen feels too insurmountable and costly, Read more ...

6 Genius & Budget-Friendly Graduation Party Ideas

It’s the age of all things DIY, so some of us may be feeling the extra pressure to make our grad parties shine this year. Fortunately, there are plenty of genius ideas that are easy to execute and sure to impress. Here are some budget-friendly food and décor to up the ante on your grad’s special day. Floating Photo Collage: Hole-punch the top of photos and tie them to balloon strings for Read more ...

Better Solutions to Take Out: Meal Delivery Services

What’s for dinner? It’s a question that’s asked in households across America on a nightly basis. And while we all know it’s important to have a healthy dinner, it can be a challenge finding the time to get creative night after night. Enter meal delivery services. Blue Apron Cost? $9.99 per person per meal Whose it for? People who like to cook, but don’t have a ton of time Read more ...

Are You Paying a High Price for Your Health?

For many of us, vitamins and supplements are an essential part of our daily routine, but we shouldn't have to pay a high price for our health. The good news is there are ways to significantly decrease the cost. Now you can focus on being the healthiest, happiest you and not worry so much about the price at checkout. Consider a subscription service: Vitamins and supplements are typically taken Read more ...

Donate to a Worthy Cause by Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Spring cleaning your closet can be a Herculean task. Not only is it a big job to take on, but it’s hard to part with sentimental favorites (even if you haven’t worn them in five years). And even if you work from home now, all those suits you spent a fortune on are difficult to just give away. What if cleaning out your closet could not only de-clutter your living space, but help those in Read more ...

9 Ways to Save on Amazon That You Didn’t Know Existed

Amazon has come to my rescue many times. For that last-minute gift or a book I can’t seem to find, Amazon has become my go-to site. And Amazon Prime has saved our family a lot of money! For me, the free two-day shipping is well worth the annual $99 membership fee. But what I’ve discovered is, Prime is just the beginning. Here are 9 awesomely creative ways to save on Amazon that you didn't know Read more ...

Here’s What the “Sell By” Date Really Means

Some of us strictly follow expiration dates. Others assume if it doesn’t smell bad and there’s no mold, it’s probably edible. While it’s safe to say moldy, smelly food belongs in the garbage, the truth is, a “sell by” date is really just a guide. “Sell by” dates are really more for the store than the shopper. And while you should probably scrutinize an item more if it’s past Read more ...