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 ...

How to Spend $25 on Groceries This Week

Is your wallet looking a little thin toward the end of the month? Your grocery bill can take a huge chunk out of your monthly budget, and by the end of the month, you’re ready for some magic to happen. Prepare to be amazed and see how you can spend $25 on groceries this week to feed a family of four. Grab our shopping list below and follow these six simple shopping tips that’ll keep you 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 College Textbook Resources: Where to Buy & Where to Sell

Going to college is an amazing experience, but it is also an expensive one. Between tuition, housing, food and everything in between, saving money becomes vital. One of the most expensive purchases for a student is textbooks. Textbook prices are rising every year and their value diminishes rapidly with the release of new editions. However, we have some top college textbook resources to help you Read more ...

A 4-Step Guide for the Perfect Back to School Beauty Look

While you may not miss the books or homework, a new school year is a fresh start and the perfect opportunity to change up your look! Today we're sharing how to create the perfect back to school beauty look that will help you look fabulous all day long. These 10 items are all affordable, easy to find at your local drugstore, and practically foolproof to apply. With only four easy steps, you can Read more ...

Sales Tax Holidays by State

Source: Bankrate Most holidays cost us money, but this is one holiday that is all about saving money. We’re talking about sales tax holidays. This is a celebration in savings that many states have started hosting around the back to school season. The bulk of tax holidays are happening this weekend (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Lousiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Read more ...

5 Ways to Save Money on College Food

We already know that college is expensive. From textbooks to tuition--it all adds up. So anyway to save a few bucks is beneficial to a college student. The easiest--and maybe even healthiest--way to do so is with food. Feeding yourself on a college budget can be tricky, but with these simple tips, you can save money on college food and be on your way to both a healthier body and wallet. Try Read more ...