October 3, 2017

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The scary amount of money Americans are actually spending on Halloween

What really sends shivers down my spine has nothing to do with haunted houses or spooky skeletons… It’s overspending. Halloween marks the unofficial start to the season of spending. And between the devilish decor, creepy costumes, candy, candy and more candy, you could find yourself in a downward spiral toward a busted budget before saying “boo.” The real witching hour? […]

The scary amount of money Americans are actually spending on Halloween

What really sends shivers down my spine has nothing to do with haunted houses or spooky skeletons… It’s overspending. Halloween marks the unofficial start to the season of spending. And between the devilish decor, creepy costumes, candy, candy and more candy, you could find yourself in a downward spiral toward a busted budget before saying “boo.” The real witching hour? […]

Hey, 20-somethings! Start saving right now for these money milestones

Let’s be real: Our 20’s are expensive. They’re also exciting, exasperating, fun and frustrating, between paying down student debt and trying to save. I’m 24, so I get it. […]

Hey, 20-somethings! Start saving right now for these money milestones

Let’s be real: Our 20’s are expensive. They’re also exciting, exasperating, fun and frustrating, between paying down student debt and trying to save. I’m 24, so I get it. […]

How to Order Checks Without Getting Ripped Off

Your bank is the worst place to buy checks. Banks are way too expensive. Here are the best places to order checks without getting ripped off. If you’ve signed up for a checking account at a brick and mortar bank, then you likely know the routine.  First show proper ID and sign the necessary paperwork. Then the bank CSR will ask you how many checks you’d like to purchase.   “So Mr. […]

Finding the Right Side of the Fine Line Between Contentment and Deprivation

One of the main principles of frugality that I live by is what I call the “principle of contentment.” It’s the idea that the best state to be in is one in which I am satisfied and content with my life and that happiness naturally occurs in that state. I am content when I know that my bills are paid, that my financial future is in good shape, that I’m happy with my work, that I have good relations […]

Routing number vs. account number

What’s the different between the Routing Number and Account Number? The routing number is the 9-digit number on the bottom-left of the check. It identifies the bank, the bank’s location, and the branch. The account number is usually between 8 and 12 digits. The account number is specific to you and is necessary for all transactions. Need a checking account? […]

Routing number vs. account number

What’s the different between the Routing Number and Account Number? The routing number is the 9-digit number on the bottom-left of the check. It identifies the bank, the bank’s location, and the branch. The account number is usually between 8 and 12 digits. The account number is specific to you and is necessary for all transactions. Need a checking account? […]

How Can I Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

It’s no surprise that a bankruptcy can take a toll on your credit reports and scores. Furthermore, when you file for bankruptcy the unfortunate reality is that getting approved for new financing in the near future can prove to be difficult. Yet the idea that you’re doomed to a lifetime of horrible credit after a bankruptcy is, thankfully, false. […]

How Can I Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

It’s no surprise that a bankruptcy can take a toll on your credit reports and scores. Furthermore, when you file for bankruptcy the unfortunate reality is that getting approved for new financing in the near future can prove to be difficult. Yet the idea that you’re doomed to a lifetime of horrible credit after a bankruptcy is, thankfully, false. […]

6 Ways to Feel Better About Your Financial Situation

When your bank account balance is looking dismal and you're digging through your pockets hoping for some forgotten cash, it's reasonable to be pessimistic about your financial situation. Don't despair. Instead, let's look at the piggy bank half-full, because there are plenty of positives in your... […]

6 Ways to Feel Better About Your Financial Situation

When your bank account balance is looking dismal and you're digging through your pockets hoping for some forgotten cash, it's reasonable to be pessimistic about your financial situation. Don't despair. Instead, let's look at the piggy bank half-full, because there are plenty of positives in your... […]

Get Smart About Money With These 18 Free Online Courses

A growing number of leading business schools and universities are offering free personal finance courses online. Why not take advantage of these sophisticated resources to grow your knowledge and take your finances to the next level? (See also: 10 Places to Get Free Personal Finance Classes) These... […]

Get Smart About Money With These 18 Free Online Courses

A growing number of leading business schools and universities are offering free personal finance courses online. Why not take advantage of these sophisticated resources to grow your knowledge and take your finances to the next level? (See also: 10 Places to Get Free Personal Finance Classes) These... […]

How the Self Employed Can Cut Health Care Costs

When you run your own business, times like the present — when there is a lot of uncertainty about health care policy — can be challenging. Many self-employed Americans are already struggling to pay for insurance and medical costs. And it's hard to predict whether your premiums or... […]

How the Self Employed Can Cut Health Care Costs

When you run your own business, times like the present — when there is a lot of uncertainty about health care policy — can be challenging. Many self-employed Americans are already struggling to pay for insurance and medical costs. And it's hard to predict whether your premiums or... […]

What Artists and Fans Should Know About Tipping Sites Like Patreon

The internet has built an ever-evolving community where budding artists, musicians, and actors can create digital content for the masses to enjoy. We live in the age of YouTube celebrities who earn millions of dollars in income in a single year. It's an arrangement that provides benefits for both... […]

What Artists and Fans Should Know About Tipping Sites Like Patreon

The internet has built an ever-evolving community where budding artists, musicians, and actors can create digital content for the masses to enjoy. We live in the age of YouTube celebrities who earn millions of dollars in income in a single year. It's an arrangement that provides benefits for both... […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Money-Saving Halloween Hacks?

While it isn't a retail holiday, Halloween can get really expensive if you go out and buy any costumes, decor, and candy you may want to celebrate this spooky day. It's almost always cheaper to get crafty with costumes and decorations, shop outside the Halloween section — or even shop outside... […]