ways to save money

Tired of wondering where your hard-earned money disappears to all the time? Sometimes, paying yourself first doesn’t work if you are still broke by the end of the month. Combine several of the life hacks below and you’ll save $100s every month. 1. Switch to a free checking account  You might be paying anywhere from $5 to […]

30 Before 40

Everyone has a bucket list nowadays. But this is a list of things to do at least ONCE before turning 40—and there’s no reason to stop working on it (or stop adding to it!) after you hit decade number four. Society today tends to believe that by age 40 your career should be flourishing, heading […]

Expedia Tips

As Expedia is considered one of the world’s largest online travel agencies, it’s become a trusted source for booking flights, hotels and rental cars for any destination. You can sometimes find flight deals (especially the multi-city fares) on Expedia that you won’t find on other sites. If you’ve only used Expedia when searching for flights, you […]

Inspirational Ted Talks

Sometimes, it takes more than the latest best-selling novel or inspirational blog post to get yourself pumped to tackle every day like it’s your last. And really, who has the time? But if powerful, passionate and educational speeches are your thing, an 18-minute long TEDx or TED Talk video could be the ticket. Along with a […]

Stacked Coins

If you’ve ever fasted before, if you participate in Lent, if you’ve ever gone on a diet—consider a spending detox the financial version of all those things. Choose a week (or a month if you can take it) to cut down on extras and stick to the basics. No shopping sprees, no eating out, no […]

Books for the Work At Home Crowd

When you’re going it on your own, it helps to have a little advice from others. So why not pick up some words of wisdom from those who have been there, done that and lived to tell the tale? We’re talking about books of course! Here are 10 staple books for the work at home […]

Cheaper to Work From Home

If you haven’t noticed, there’s a telecommuting trend taking over the nation. Getting to work from home sounds cool, but it doesn’t mean you’re just hanging around in your pajamas and eating cereal all day with the TV on. Although technically you could if you wanted to… What is very cool is the fact that […]

Airplace

Searching for a cheap flight for your next vacation? You already know that you should be flexible with your dates and try to only pack a carry-on bag. But is there anything else you can do to lower the ticket price? Why yes there is… However, several of these tips and tricks are counter-intuitive, which […]

Goals

It’s that time of year again when we promise ourselves that next year will be better, healthier, and more productive than the last. Financial goals, like getting out of debt, saving for retirement, or buying a home, are popular resolutions. Sadly, we mostly fail. Some estimates put our New Year resolution fail-rate at 80%. But […]

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Clever Money Saving Apps

If the ungodly cost of the latest, fanciest smartphone has got you down, here’s something to cheer you up. With the release of new-fangled smartphones come hundreds of new-fangled smart apps! And there are some particularly clever money-saving apps out there for these latest ingenious communication devices, like the Galaxy s4 and WP8 1020, which […]

Holiday Travel Couple

Autumn has barely rounded the corner, but the winter holiday planning is already well underway thanks to the savvy marketers of the airline and hotel industries. We all can find plenty of ways to spend money this season, but how can we save money on holiday travel? Family reunions, themed weddings, going home (f you live away) for […]

Bus

Bicycle sharing systems have become quite popular and rather standard in major European and Asian cities. From around the world, residents and tourists alike can take advantage of rentable bikes to move around the city. Across the pond, there are 34 bike-sharing programs in more forward-thinking cities. This includes New York City, which currently has […]

Woman Shopping

Maybe you were bored, maybe you were hungry, maybe you went over to a friend’s house and saw her new HDTV. And you just had to have one too. You headed straight for the mall or your fave electronics store. And then, well, it was all such a blur, and suddenly you´ve got quite a […]

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Grants and Scholarships Part 2

Everyone knows that college tuition is ridiculously expensive. The U.S. Education Department released statistics last month which shows that a shocking 41% of students have taken out loans to pay for school; this is up from 35% four years ago. But on the other hand, an unprecedented 57% of college undergraduates are receiving federal aid, […]

Piggy Bank and Money

Nowadays, average tuition and fees for state residents at an in-state public university are almost $10,000 per year, and if you’re attending a private university, the costs can be over FOUR times this amount. One common method for cutting costs is to first attend a 2-year school (which only offers an Associate Degree) to get […]

College building

Being a freshman in college is bound to be a fun-filled and enlightening year, but as you might have learned in school, freedom comes with responsibility—including financial responsibility. This is especially important if you’ve already got student loans looming over your head. So take a moment to figure out your finances, since your parents aren’t going […]

Money

How many times a week do you simply walk into a convenience store or neighborhood shop to grab some drinks, a bag of snacks or a candy bar? Well, the devil’s in the details, and when you’re already over your head in debt, it’s not such a great idea to keep up your lifestyle as […]

Money and Calculator

Working for yourself? Congrats! While being your own boss means a flexible schedule and working at home in your pajamas, it also means that YOU control how much you earn–and how much of that income you actually keep. If you’ve got the self-motivation and drive to run your own business, then chances are good (hopefully!) […]

bounced check

If you’re the average American, you’re earning about $50,500 a year. After taxes, Social Security and Medicare, that number starts to shrink, and leaves you with only about 60 to 80 percent ($30,300 to $35,350) of your original income, depending on which state you live in. You can calculate exactly how much of your salary […]

Solar Panels on Home

Although going green is regarded as the “smart thing” to do, there remains the general idea that transforming your home into a sustainable space is still too expensive. Many people think that the upfront costs of solar panel installation, for example, won’t be paid back until 5 to 10 years down the line. But if […]