Saving

From saving for the little things to the big dreams, we've got articles to help.

Expecting Cash from Uncle Sam?

January 4, 2012 - Brandon - 0 comments

If you got $3,000 dollars in the mail, what would you do with it?   Well, for the average American, that’s a question many will have to figure out the answer to very soon (if they haven’t already). CNNMoney reports that the average tax refund in 2011 is $3,129.    Now... Continue reading »

Winning the Home Financing Game

December 28, 2011 - Kristin - 0 comments

You’re thinking about buying a home. In fact, you’ve been looking around and found one you love, and now you’ve got plans for where the big-screen TV will go and what color to paint the walls.   All that’s left is the financing, and surely you can figure that out — you... Continue reading »

Saving Money on Groceries in College

December 22, 2011 - Tameka - 0 comments

Going into my sophomore year of college, I was very excited to live off campus. I felt independent. I had my own car and an apartment; I had it all and thought living on my own was going to be great. When reality hit me, I realized that what I actually had was a lot of... Continue reading »

Save Now So You Can Play Later

December 14, 2011 - Christen - 0 comments

No matter how much you love your job, you will want to retire someday. To counter your future dependence on Social Security payments, you have probably (hopefully) already begun contributing to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or some other retirement investment option... Continue reading »

My Pursuit of $2,000

December 8, 2011 - Brandon - 0 comments

An article on CNN Money.com tells us that most Americans can’t afford a $1,000 emergency expense. Two statistics from the article are noteworthy:   “A majority, or 64% of Americans don't have enough cash on hand to handle a $1,000 emergency expense, according to a survey... Continue reading »

5 Steps to Saving

October 27, 2011 - Giovanni - 0 comments

If you haven’t read “A Young Investor’s Guide to Saving,” you should do so before reading the rest of this article. It shows you how important it is to start saving early and how doing so may lead to becoming a millionaire.   Now that you’ve seen the potential, here are... Continue reading »

Why Pay More Than You Have To?

October 5, 2011 - Jeffrey - 0 comments

A thought occurred to me a few nights ago: “Why am I paying $100 to $150 per month for cable TV and Internet access?” Immediately following this thought I began calculating the costs over a 1-year period, then 5 years, 10 years, etc. It could add up to a lot of... Continue reading »

The Positives of Having a Savings Account

September 21, 2011 - Tameka - 0 comments

Growing up, I was always educated on the importance of saving money but I never knew just how good saving money could really be.   Back in elementary school I remember an organization coming to my school and advertising a “young savers” campaign. My friend and I were... Continue reading »