Saving

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I Just Saved Hundreds Using Coupons and My Rewards Card!!! Or Did I?

July 19, 2011 - Al - 0 comments

My mother is nuts about coupons. I remember my Dad opening up the refrigerator, its door lined with baked goods. He’d say, “I tell you I like the nut cake and look at what you do!” My mom would reply, “Those were half-off with my coupons.”  I suspect they were never... Continue reading »

Save for Retirement and Rev Up the Jet Ski

July 14, 2011 - Laura - 0 comments

Jet skiing, sky diving, snorkeling… Most people would agree that these are not activities typically associated with retirement.   But why not? These days Americans are living longer, which means they usually have many more years to live as retirees — thanks in part to... Continue reading »

Get Rid of Some Clutter and Make Some Extra Cash With a Yard Sale

July 12, 2011 - Kristin - 0 comments

Looking for a way to get some old items you don’t need or want anymore out of your home? Selling them in a yard sale can get them out of your way — and give you some extra money at the same time.   Don’t have a yard? Try partnering with a neighbor, friend, or family member... Continue reading »

Planning an Emergency Fund

July 7, 2011 - Chris D - 0 comments

An emergency fund is a crucial part of your financial security, and building one up may take time and planning. How do you know how much to save? The answer may be more straightforward than you think — it’s based on your necessary expenses for one month, added together... Continue reading »

Getting the Most Out of CDs

June 28, 2011 - Shelby - 0 comments

Used as a savings instrument, a CD (Certificate of Deposit) offers a fixed interest rate that is guaranteed. And it’s usually a small step up from what savings accounts offer, particularly in the current market. (Historically, a CD account generally yielded a noticeably higher... Continue reading »

When is Paying More Worthwhile?

June 24, 2011 - Kristin - 2 comments

We all have things we think we can’t live without or cut back on, but trying to stick to a budget and save more requires us to examine our priorities and decide what’s worth paying for. And in the process, you may find that some things are worth enough to you to make... Continue reading »

Ready, Set, Save!

June 22, 2011 - Laura - 0 comments

Ever raced against a friend when you were younger or even in gym class… just waiting for someone to say “Go!” so you can take off? Well here it is…“Go!”   Except instead of running, you simply need to start saving for retirement.   If you’re wondering just... Continue reading »

Budgeting Challenge

June 16, 2011 - Brandon - 3 comments

Budgeting is to saving what dough is to pizza. You could have a no-dough pizza and how unappetizing does that sound?! Well, saving without budgeting wouldn’t be nasty, but it would be pretty darn tough. So mastering this budgeting thing is pretty important to really saving... Continue reading »