Scoring Deals on Airfare

This week I’m on a family vacation. While we were fortunate to be able to drive to save money, we already know where the next reunion is since they are planned two years in advance. With the next destination, driving won’t be an option. Seeking out great airfare deals will be so important for us […]

What Drives Investor Behavior?

The American Dream is, “If we can dream it, we can do it”. Too often we take this mindset into stock trading and it fails us. When we read and hear success stories of the rich and famous it always includes their tales of how they never gave up. They followed their heart (emotions) and […]

Using An Online Coupon Site

Coupon sites are everywhere. What started as a small online niche has grown into a huge internet phenomenon. Through an online coupon site, you can do everything from save $1.00 off your favorite cereal to book a dream trip to Fiji. Sometimes it seems like the deal is too good to be true, but often […]

Should I Buy A Used Or New Car? The Pros and Cons

Should I buy a used or new car? A whole lotta people are passionate about buying used. (Sorry this article doesn’t broach the subject of the upside or downside of leasing!) I’ve often heard, “Don’t buy a new car. As soon as you drive it off the lot it loses thousands in value!” …as if […]

Staycation Infographic: Is Spending the Big Bucks To Travel Abroad The Best Fit This Summer?

This week’s infographic goes right along with the theme that Catherine has been writing on the last two weeks: How To Plan A Last Minute Vacation and Not Blow Your Budget and Planning The Perfect Staycation. I was inspired by this thought as I recently returned from Cabo. It was actually a work trip, but […]

Planning the Perfect Staycation

As we discussed last week, summer can be expensive! A staycation is a perfect way to enjoy family time this summer while not breaking the bank. As defined by Wikipedia, a staycation is: A period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance, sleeping in their own beds […]

Is a Target Fund for you? Pros and Cons

Target Funds aka Target Retirement Funds or Target Date Funds are slowly becoming the most popular retirement fund, and soon most 401(k)’s will be full of them. Pensions no longer dominate retirement talk and target funds are the latest hot item to hit the market. If you’re signed up through your employers 401(k) plan then […]

How to Plan a Last Minute Summer Vacation and Not Blow Your Budget

I don’t know about you, but for us summer gets expensive! Between summer vacations, family gatherings, weddings and kid involvements, our budget always seems to go bust in the summer. We’re like caged animals being let out. Cooped inside all winter and finally out socializing again can hurt the pocket-book. If you haven’t yet made any […]

Bad Spending Habits…And How To Fix Them [Infographic]

This week’s Financial Infographic  focuses on what anyone can struggle with: bad spending habits. There are a lot of people with bad spending habits, and it’s not just those that are broke, seem irresponsible, or can’t find a job. Many people are susceptible–and often unaware–of the bad spending habits laid out in this financial infographic. […]

5 Steps: How To Get Cheap Car Insurance [Infographic]

Looking for more ways to save? There’s no better way to be frugal than cutting your monthly expenses. Why get cut by a recurring bill that could be possibly be lower than it is currently? Take a look through this week’s straightforward infographic on How To Get Cheap Car Insurance. 1. Assess Your Needs I […]