Items Not Worth Buying at the Dollar Store

While there are definitely items that make sense to purchase at the dollar store so you can free up extra money to get more cpxx , there are also those that you are throwing your money away, even if they are a dollar.  Party decorations, cards, gift bags and wrap, as well as balloons are […]

How You Can Save Money Around the Holidays

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is already next week, and before you know it, Christmas will be upon us.  It’s time to start getting the house ready for family get togethers, putting food and drinks to host, or attending other parties where you still need to spend a little to make a dish to pass, […]

5 Money Management Tips for Small Business Owners

Running a small business is no easy feat. As rewarding as the experience of working for yourself can be, there is a lot of responsibility involved and plenty of risks. In fact, more than half of new businesses will fail in their first year. One of the main causes of failure, is the inability to […]

Smart Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

A great way to shave off more than a few bucks every week to add up to huge savings over the course of the month is to avoid going out to eat.  Sure, it’s easy, food is typically good, and they clean up after you, but the problem is that it costs so much more […]

Don’t Fall for These Sales Tricks

Sales is not for everyone, certainly not me, as I would not be able remain positive while dealing with customers, so I do commend salespeople for that.  When it comes to being the consumer though, you have to keep an eye out to make sure you are not being taken advantage of, as we are […]

Avoid Overpaying on These Items

It takes plenty of work, patience, and discipline when it comes to handling the household finances, so much in fact that it should never be a solo job.  It’s always a good idea to consult a family, friend, or tax professional that you trust in order to ensure you are in the right direction for […]

Smart Ways to Save Money on New Clothes

We all want to feel good with the wardrobe we have, but you don’t have to spend money to look good.  For one, it’s about confidence.  You can put yourself in nice clothes, but if you are not confident wearing them, then it doesn’t matter what you wear.  Clothes are very expensive, from shirts, to […]

Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

When you think about saving money at the grocery store one of the first things that come to mind are the crazy coupon clippers that you see on TV, bringing the huge balance down to around $0, but that is not realistic to the average shopper, especially considering they buy whatever is on sale and […]

4 Ways to Save Money This Summer

The summer weather is arriving, we are getting out of the house more after a long winter.  The fun is beginning with concerts, baseball games, and vacations, which quickly turns into increased spending.  Hopefully you have stashed some money away during the cold weather months and now you can afford to splurge a little, although […]

How Having Poor Credit Can Cost You

It has been a long time since I have been out of college, but to my knowledge I don’t remember there being any sort of personal finance class, or if there was, I definitely wasn’t paying attention, and I should have.  Little did I know that your credit report will affect you the rest of […]