From the monthly archives:

November 2011

Holiday Saving Tips Part 1

by DPardi on November 30, 2011

Turkey day has come and gone and now it’s time for the busiest holiday of the year to begin. You know what that means… spending, spending, and you guessed it… more spending. With all of the presents to buy, food to prepare and gas to fill your tank (To drive all the way to Uncle [...]

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It’s the fundamental backbone of many a personal finance blog: Spend less – Save more.  For some it’s common practice.  Maybe you switched to store brand cereal, or started brewing your coffee at home every day.  For others, maybe you don’t see the value in such things.  You might think, “It’s not really going to [...]

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It seems like everyone nowadays has a smart phone that can take pictures, surf the web, download apps or play their favorite music. Well if you have a smart phone then you most likely have a data plan for it. Have you ever exceeded the amount of data you were limited to and got charged [...]

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Okay, okay, its a feast… it’s supposed to be over the top, too much to eat.  Well, you can still celebrate the season without busting your budget. My first suggestion which will save you the most may or may not be for you….

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I was reading a WiseBread article the other day which discussed driving an older car to save money vs. buying a new car (whatever the reason). I’ve always been a proponent of using something until it can no longer be used, or it no longer fulfills my needs. I try to get the most value [...]

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Here’s our very own Steve Trumble, President of American Consumer Credit Counseling, featured on NECN. In this segment, Steve talks about the importance of SMART goals when digging out of credit card debt. This is especially important around the holiday season

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Veterans' Day Freebies 2011

by Albie D on November 10, 2011

Every Veterans’ Day, businesses across the country offer their gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in our military. They do so in the form of free or discounted offers on any number of things.  These gifts range from free meals to discounts at hardware stores.  We’d also like to say thank [...]

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Have you walked into a retail store recently? Well if you have, I’m sure you’ve seen the Christmas decorations and ads for upcoming holiday sales. Yeah… can you believe it’s almost that time of the year? Soon they’ll start pumping holiday music over the loudspeakers while you’re scouring the Earth or the latest video game [...]

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The following is a guest post from Amy Young Have you ever gone into a store knowing exactly what you wanted, and then you suddenly get to the checkout counter with way more than you thought you needed? This happens to consumers all the time because stores use specific techniques to get you to pick [...]

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Here in New England, we just had our first snowfall… on Halloween. It was so bad in some areas that trick-or-treating had to be postponed for safety reasons. How lame is that? Fall is my favorite season, and Winter’s already butting into Fall’s business… like a jerk. I had to pull out my snow shovel [...]

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