Shopping during the week
October 17th, 2019

The Ultimate Shopping Cheat Sheet

You’ve already perfected your monthly shopping schedule to get the best possible prices throughout the year: linens in January; luggage in March; household appliances in May; patio furniture in September and wedding dresses in…

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minimalism and bare feet
October 9th, 2019

Be More with Less

Be More with Less: Look around your home, your room and your life. How much useless stuff is crammed into every available corner and taking up your valuable space, time and money? More importantly,…

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Flip a House
October 1st, 2019

Flipping Houses

In the 2019 real estate market, home-flipping has become more popular than ever. Flipping houses is a basic real estate investment concept that involves purchasing a rundown or undervalued home at the lowest possible…

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Signing an extended warranty
September 26th, 2019

Extended Warranties – Are they worth the cost?

Q: I am in the process of buying a new set of wheels, and I’m being pushed to take out an extended warranty plan on my car.  Is this a good idea? A: The…

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Couple looking at energy efficiency ratings on appliances
September 26th, 2019

Energy Efficient Appliances

Our dependence on energy increases daily.  With energy-dependent technology driving our lives, ecologists continue to search for ways to save our environment.  Focusing on energy-efficient appliances is one way to do that. Your monthly…

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Grandparents often take care of kids while parents work
September 26th, 2019

Is Life Really Getting More Expensive?

If you feel like the middle-class squeeze is getting tighter, you are not alone.  The numbers don’t lie: Life really is a more expensive than it used to be. Let’s look at what life…

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Shows two people struggling with finances
September 17th, 2019

Avoiding the Credit Card Trap

Did you know the average American household carries $6,358 in credit card debt? If that isn’t alarming, consider this: A debt of $5,000 with an average interest rate of 24.99% where only the monthly…

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two people looking at savings account
September 12th, 2019

How Much Should I Invest In Retirement?

Experts recommend allocating 15% of your monthly income toward retirement. Before you start exploring your options, though, you will need to set a goal, or a target number.  This number will represent how much…

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Grocery Shopping
September 11th, 2019

Great Grocery Apps to Make Your Life Easier

Grocery shopping is an inevitable part of life. Whether you choose to do your shopping at the corner grocery, Whole Foods or your local supermarket, remembering what you need and trying to stick to…

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September 11th, 2019

5 Ways to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

Keep your credit cards safe. Store your cards in a secure wallet or purse. After making a purchase, immediately return your card to that place. Don’t allow websites to “remember” your card number. Only…

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