What would you do if you got $1,000? Go for a splurge at the mall, pay off old debts? Or maybe you’d finally set up that rainy day fund that you’ve heard is so important. And if you were a young teenager, you’d probably blow it on video games and electronics (if your parents let […]

Your wallet is full of credit cards, debit cards, cash and even more cards. That makes you a walking bank for the average criminal, a stolen identity waiting to happen. What’s the solution? Stop carrying physical cards, and consider a mobile wallet to hold your money. Mobile wallets use near-field communication (NFC) chips inside mobile smartphones […]


There are scams everywhere. Tax scams, work at home job scams, and relief scams… Property deed scams aren’t new, but you should take note of the latest one found by Steve Rhode at Get Out of Debt Guy. The property deed scam Official-sounding companies send out solicitations that alert homeowners that they should have a […]

Moving house is an exciting prospect. But if you’re on a budget or simply want to keep your costs low, planning an inexpensive move can be challenging. The truth is that relocating is often one of the biggest financial hits many people ever have to take. However, by being savvy with your relocation plans, you […]

Side Hustle Ideas

Who wants to sit in traffic, only to have to deal with office politics and idiot bosses all day? Luckily, you don’t have to be a high-profile consultant or a leading web designer to ditch the cubicle and work form home. In fact, if the huge number of mommy bloggers is any indication, anyone can […]

What’s worse than breaking your budget with build-your-own salad bars or fast food drive-thrus? Or not having lunch at all? Knowing that you could’ve packed your own lunch with a little time, and not very much money. We’ve picked eight delicious and frugal lunch ideas we found on Pinterest. Need it cheap? Need it fast? […]

These days, more and more companies are responding to customer complaints and suggestions in a generous way by sending coupons for free products, prompt refunds or even replacement products. Here’s what you can do to keep the perks coming. 1. Join the Rewards Program Maybe every few hundred points earned at the grocery store gets […]

You came, you saw, you conquered–the dinner table, that is. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can’t remember how much turkey you ate or how much “just a little bit more” added up. That New Year’s Eve feast just topped it off. But now you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, exercise more, and eat better. […]


Announced by Target on Thursday, anyone who swiped a credit or debit card at the retailer from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 may have had their account data exposed. Not limited to just names and phone numbers, the data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates, and the three-digit security codes found […]