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‘Tis the Season to Fall In Debt

It’s that time of year again – bells are ringing, carolers are caroling, and mediocre holiday songs are polluting airwaves across America. Yup, ’tis the season . . . to fall in debt. According to Statistic Brain, 90% of shoppers this year will be buying most of... read more

The Most Expensive Blog Post Ever

  How much are you willing to spend on a hamburger? What about a drink or a used book? I know we like to harp on and on about the importance of saving, the downsides of spending, yada yada yada. So, in an effort to mix it up a little, take a look at a few of the... read more

5 Everyday Expenses That Are Ripping You Off

Do you constantly check your bank statements and wonder where all your money went? A dollar here and a dollar there quickly accumulates, and as any financier worth their salt will tell you, it’s the little things that often end up costing you the most. Just take these... read more

The Real Cost of Going to a Sporting Event

Taking the family to the game is a great way to have fun while spending some quality time together. However, while you go for the competition, camaraderie, and to root for your favorite team, you may not realize just how expensive sporting events can actually be. So,... read more

5 Everyday Things You Probably Spend Too Much On

In a society where consumption is king, it’s easy to get caught up in the habit of paying a lot for a little. However, some things—which we’ll dive into below—simply aren’t worth paying extra for. In simpler terms, they’re a complete waste of money. In an effort to... read more

What NASCAR Can Teach Us About Smart Budgeting

Though you may not realize it, speeding and spending are somewhat synonymous. Think about it: Some people spend recklessly, while other people drive recklessly. Both require little thought, and both can be incredibly detrimental to you and those around you. With... read more

6 Signs That You’re Living Beyond Your Means

Are you having trouble keeping up with all those overdue bills? Perhaps you’re using one credit card to pay off another. Whatever the case may be, living beyond your means is not only stressful, it’s exhausting. Because you may be living a lifestyle that exceeds your... read more

Infographic: Single Mothers on a Budget

Spread the word – share this infographic! Single mothers are an unmovable force—they are our caretakers, our doctors, our servers, our sisters and our daughters. They take care of us when we’re sick, and they pamper us when we’re down. They are the white-collar... read more

How the DARK SIDE Controls your Credit Card Destiny

No matter how strong the Force may be, it’s still easy to fall prey to the nefarious habits of bad credit card usage. Instead of going over to the dark side, become a credit Jedi master by learning how credit cards work. That way, you can guard yourself from the... read more

Ten Things You Should Never, Ever Charge on Your Credit Card

Want to know the single most surefire trick to help you save money and stay on top of your finances? The key to managing your credit is picking where and when to use your credit cards. Some credit experts recommend limiting your purchases to only expenses that you can... read more

How Much Have You Spent on Coffee in Your Lifetime?

If you’re anything like us, then you like drinking coffee. A lot! It’s estimated that the average coffee drinker consumes three cups a day. And with coffee prices at over $2 a cup, that can be costly. So costly, in fact, that the amount the average American spends on... read more

Are You a Cheap Date or a Cheapskate?

Frugality may be a desired trait in a business partner or an accountant, but it isn’t exactly sexy. Even if your current financial situation sends you digging under your couch cushions to tip the pizza guy, you can still take someone on a decent date without... read more

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