Weekly Tips

Weekly Tips

Weekly Tip: Use coupons to save money when buying.

The average American consumer spends a lot of money at stores. There’s around $150 a week on food. Then there’s pharmacy costs, clothing, entertainment, and everything else. Using coupons, however, can be a good way to save money while buying. From grocery stores to restaurants to name brand stores and boutiques, almost every store has coupons these days. And by bringing just a simple coupon, you can get what you need at a discounted price, saving you significant amounts of money.
So, how can you use coupons to save?
on Thu, 2014-10-16 11:04

Weekly Tip: Think about buying secondhand.

Although you might want something new, do you really need it? Oftentimes, buying secondhand can result in huge savings with little or no difference in quality. Used goods can be hundreds, even thousands, of dollars less. And you may not even notice the difference. If you want to save, here are some of the best things to buy secondhand:
on Fri, 2014-08-29 16:23

Weekly Tip: Avoid overdraft fees.

Although it may seem obvious to avoid overdraft fees, many people overcharge their credit card and end up paying for it. One time might be okay, but these charges add up fast. And if you are consistently forgetting, you’ll end up spending a lot of money on overdraft fees. 
on Fri, 2014-08-15 12:07

Weekly Tip: Buy generic.

Should you get Advil or the CVS version?
on Fri, 2014-08-01 10:31

Weekly Tip: Beware of credit repair scams.

If you have bad credit, you probably want to fix it quickly so that you can start getting approved for loans with low interest rates, rent properties, get a credit card, and more. Bad credit can affect a lot of areas of your life, so you definitely want to rebuild your credit fast! But, before you jump into anything, be cautious about how you fix your credit.
on Fri, 2014-07-25 08:34

Weekly Tip: Buy your plane ticket early, but not too early.

When should you book your travel tickets?
If you’re planning a trip, you know how hard this question is to answer. Clearly, you want to buy your airline tickets in advance, so you don’t end up with an expensive bill. But if you buy your tickets too far in advance, you may end up paying a lot more as prices go down in the following months. It seems like a Catch 22, but luckily, there are some better times to purchase tickets.
on Thu, 2014-07-17 15:12

Weekly Tip: Make budgeting a habit.

Waking up, brushing your teeth, taking a shower - these are all things that you don’t even think about. They have become so ingrained in your head that they are now habits. You automatically do them regularly without consciously thinking about it. Psychologists have different opinions on how long it takes to form a habit, but there’s one thing everyone agrees upon: habits can be formed through repetition. After doing something for a long time, eventually it will become automatic.
So, why not turn your finances into a habit? 
on Fri, 2014-07-11 12:14

Weekly Tip: Use an app to help you manage your finances.

Although it’s easy to swipe your credit card for everything you need, it is important to monitor your spending habits. And what better way to do that then using your smartphone. In the past, people used to spend hours going through bills, expenses, and calculating their budget on paper. Many used to pay accountants or money managers to save themselves the trouble. 
on Wed, 2014-07-02 10:58

Weekly Tip: Carry only the credit cards you need.

If you have a lot of credit cards, you probably have them in your wallet. It’s easy to keep them all in one safe place, but is it the best place for safekeeping?
Although that may seem like the easiest place, the answer is no. 
on Fri, 2014-06-20 13:35

Weekly Tip: Protect your smartphone with a password.

Most people have smartphones these days. And most people have personal information on those smartphones - phone contacts, emails, social media accounts, maybe even credit card numbers... It’s no question that you want to keep that information protected from the wrong people. The most obvious way to do this is by having a password- protected lock. That way, if your phone is stolen, which is a very real problem today, you won’t have to worry about the thief having immediate access to all your personal information.
on Tue, 2014-06-10 16:43