Saving

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College Savings: A Student’s Perspective

September 6, 2011 - Stacee - 0 comments

Student loans, private loans, PLUS loans (a loan that eligible parents can apply for to help pay their dependent’s education expenses)... How do you choose the right option for your budget?   For those who may not want a college loan, these options are not always the best... Continue reading »

Growing Up and Opting Out!

August 30, 2011 - Ashley B - 0 comments

On my 18th birthday, I woke up with a different feeling and early in the morning I was chanting, “I’m 18, I’m 18!” I felt grown! It didn’t matter that my dad’s responsibility speech went in one ear and out the other. My mom even tried to shush me but that didn’t work either.... Continue reading »

Put Your Employer’s Retirement Plan to Work

August 23, 2011 - Laura - 0 comments

When I started working full time, I had lots of priorities: student loans, rent, food, and of course, entertainment. Retirement savings didn’t even make the list. Then I got a job where my employer contributed fifty cents for every dollar I put into the company’s defined... Continue reading »

The Emergency Fund: The Foundation of a Savings Portfolio

August 18, 2011 - Chris D - 0 comments

A recent survey found that 55 percent of Americans have no plans in place in the event of a personal financial emergency, such as the loss of a job, legal troubles, a serious illness, or any other unexpected problem with financial implications. Those older than 65 and those... Continue reading »

Be a Bargain Shopper at Yard Sales

August 16, 2011 - Kristin - 0 comments

If you’re looking for good deals, and you don’t mind buying used items, the summer season can offer a great shopping option for you — yard sales.   Think about all the household and entertainment items you might want to buy, and you might find that it doesn’t matter to you... Continue reading »

Fast Cash: When Unexpected Expenses Exhaust Your Resources

August 9, 2011 - Kristin - 0 comments

If we were prepared for them, they wouldn’t be called emergencies: the car gets totaled in an accident; the dog or cat breaks a leg; the refrigerator dies. Expensive incidents can happen. And paying for them may not be easy! What options exist for getting money quickly while... Continue reading »

Recycle Your Music, Save Your Money

August 4, 2011 - Jeffrey - 0 comments

While snowed in during last February’s historic snow storm on the East Coast, my wife and I went through our CD collection. We found CDs that we either had not listened to in years or CD cases that we never even cracked open — a total waste of money.   I remembered that a... Continue reading »

Five Ways to Revive Your Credit Score

July 26, 2011 - Erika C. - 0 comments

Even if your credit score has taken a hit, a few key moves can help bring it back — and help you get better rates on a mortgage, credit cards, car loans, and even your car insurance.   Check your credit report. Go to AnnualCreditReport.com to get a free report from each of... Continue reading »