Now that you have back to school clothes and supplies shopping done, it’s time to consider the costs of all those activities your children plan on doing throughout the upcoming school year. Here are some tips on how to avoid drowning in debt with after school activity expenses.
Google has this great tool. It’s called Google alerts. You can set it up to send you an email anytime your chosen topic is mentioned anywhere on the internet. It’s a simple way to have information delivered right to your inbox. So, say you want to stay current on your local sports team. You just create [...]
If you have a knack for digging out hidden treasures from a pile then there is no better day than today to get things going! Today is National Thrift Shop Day! This can be the day that you begin to spruce up your wardrobes or invest on some home improvement while saving some serious cash. [...]
In our home state of Massachusetts, it was recently announced that there will be a tax holiday on August 15th and 16th. Massachusetts consumers will be allowed to make purchases up to $2,500 without having to pay the state’s 6.25% sales tax on those days. “The sales tax holiday gives consumers a much needed break while [...]
Financial goals can often be daunting. Save for a new car. Save for a down payment on a house. Save to pay off credit card debt. These are all goals that most consumers will strive for, and they are all significant expenses. On the surface, these are all huge undertakings. So how do you even begin [...]
You might think of Pinterest as just another social media time spender, but have you ever considered searching for financial counseling while cruising for a new board to follow? While Pinterest is filled with useful fun information like recipes and craft ideas, our presence on the platform is to shed some light on tips about credit counseling, like [...]
Tired of doing the same things in the same places? Thinking about going on an adventure, taking a trip, or trying something new? You don’t always have to take an expensive and far-away vacation to get your fix. Staying local is a great way to cut down the costs of your activity. No matter what [...]
A new job or salary is a time to celebrate and a time people often make a lot of financial mistakes. These mistakes can cost someone the financial freedom they thought this change would bring. Avoid these 5 money mistakes people make with a new salary to reach your financial goals and avoid consumer debt.
Aside from your home, you will likely spend the most amount of your income on transportation. If you own a car, then you are well aware of all the costs that go along with it. Leasing or financing comes with a monthly payment. Add to that insurance, fuel, regular maintenance, cleaning, and inevitable repairs. Cars can take [...]
Seeing as we just celebrated Independence Day over the weekend, now is a good time to remind you that the best time to shop is right after a holiday (or season, depending on the item). In this case, the items in question are all of your America-themed products. Retailers across the country are moving all [...]