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 ...

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 ...

How to Save Money on Organic Food

It’s a question many of us ask ourselves every time we walk into a grocery store: buy organic or go with the less expensive conventional option. It’s a tough call and the best answer might be to find some middle ground. Spend your organic dollars where it really counts and get educated about what organic means. That way you can make grocery store decisions that make sense for your wallet and 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 ...

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 ...

Six Ways to Save Money on Fall Travel

The kids are back in school and peak travel season is officially over. But don’t store your suitcases just yet! If your kids have a fall break, you might want to take advantage of some great travel deals available during the autumn months. Here are some tips for planning a bargain fall getaway. Purchase your airline tickets midweek—most airfare sales happen Tuesday through Thursday. You’ll Read more ...

Purchases That Make Good Sense (and when you’ll recoup your costs)

Some products that you purchase can actually save money in the long run, if you can get over the initial sticker shock—not to mention these investment products occasionally come with other perks like less energy usage or landfill waste. But when do  these products start paying you back? Here’s when you will recoup your costs from these popular items: Filtered Water Bottle Cost: $10 Purchasing Read more ...

How to Save More When You’re Dining Out

Ready for a night out? Sometimes the best summer “vacation” is a break from your kitchen. And it’s entirely possible to take a hiatus from cooking without breaking your budget. Really. The next time you head to a restaurant, take along these tips on how to get the most from your dining dollars: You can find substantial savings during your birthday month. Benihana’s will gift you a $30 Read more ...