How to Host a Coupon Swap in 7 Easy Steps

What’s better than hanging with your friends and saving money? Not a whole lot. That’s why hosting a coupon swap is a genius idea. It’s an excuse to get together with friends and share savings. It also enables you to find coupons you really need and make sure the ones you don’t, still go to good use. 1. Don’t spend to save. The point of a coupon swap is to help everyone live frugally, Read more ...

5 Ways to Get a Head Start on your Child’s Financial Future

As parents, we want to teach our children about financial responsibility early on. Here are five useful tools to help teach kids how to manage their money and create a secure financial future. 1. The Moonjar Moonjar is a child-friendly piggy bank divided into three compartments: save, spend and give. Developed specifically to increase children’s financial literacy, the structure of the Read more ...

How to Create Your Own Pot of Gold

You don’t need the Luck of the Irish to create your own pot of gold. If you know where to look, you may find golden nuggets hiding in unexpected places. Here are six places you can find “gold.” Read more ...

5 Tips to Ensure You Get Your Tax Refund Quickly

Are you a tax season procrastinator? You’re not alone. The IRS says 20-25% of Americans wait until the last two weeks to prepare their tax returns. While filing close to the deadline does not affect your refund, it can add to the stress. So, with roughly 5 weeks to go, it’s time to get to work. Fortunately, tax software is here to make filing easy, error-free, and to make sure you get that tax Read more ...

10 Great Products with a True Lifetime Warranty

It’s hard to find a good warranty these days. Things that should (and used to) last for years most often have limited, short term warranties today. And you have to pay a lot extra to purchase an extended or more thorough warranty. So where can you find a really great warranty, a Lifetime Warranty? As the name suggests, a lifetime warranty runs for the expected lifetime of the product. Here are Read more ...

10 easy ways to save every month

It’s always at the top of the New Year’s resolutions list: saving money!  And as we approach the end of January, it’s time to reinforce the steps we are taking to reach our goals.  Here are 10 easy ways to cut costs and save a little extra in 2014. Remember, saving a lot of pennies adds up to a lot of dollars! DIY energy audit. The Environmental Protection Agency has a Home Energy Yardstick, Read more ...

7 Strategies to Pay Your Debt Down Fast

Even with the best intentions to live debt-free somehow we create debt. In fact, the average household owes more than $6,000 to credit card companies. With holiday spending and New Year’s resolutions fresh in our mind, January is a good month to get serious about paying down your debt. Here are 7 things you should keep in mind as you tackle debt. 1. Take financial inventory. In order to pay off Read more ...