Is your monthly cellphone or smartphone bill a three-digit drain on your wallet? If you’re not already aware, the true cost to use your phone might surprise you. To help lessen your mobile device’s impact on your monthly budget we’re offering up top tips and handy tools to help you save.
Most of us like to sit down and relax with a good magazine to either thumb through or read cover-to-cover. But, are you spending too much for that pleasure?
Here are 10 ways to save, without giving up the magazine(s) you love: Continue reading
Did you know that the federal government has an official web portal for kids?
Designed for students through Grade 5, tweens and young teens in Grades 6 to 8, parents and teachers, the site has enough kid-friendly information, facts and figures, quizzes, games and videos to keep youngsters occupied for a good stretch of time. Continue reading
If you visit Apple’s iTunes store you may notice games categorized three ways – top free, top paid and top grossing. Now here is the really interesting thing – the top grossing games are, in general, free to download.
So how are the games earning enough to be considered “top grossing?” The answer is simple – In-app purchases. Continue reading
Is “movie night” fast becoming a thing of the past in your household? Is the cost of driving to the theater, buying tickets and refreshments, and maybe paying a babysitter, too much of a splurge for your budget?
If that’s the case, you’re not alone. TIME.com reports that people’s interest in going to the movies is fading (although not necessarily because of the economy; it’s more about the ticket cost itself), and that 61% of adults in a recent poll said they rarely or never go out to the movies. Continue reading
Late fees come in all shapes and sizes, attached to most of the payments you make, from your credit cards to your mortgage. Here are a few words of late payment caution: Continue reading
With a mere two weeks until Christmas, it may feel like it’s too late to save money AND finish your holiday shopping. But fear not! While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone, there are still ways you can get your gift shopping done without breaking the bank.
Many online merchants push the deals right up to the last minute, so you can continue to shop from the comfort of your couch. For the latest discounts make sure you check out those e-mails from retailers you usually ignore. Plus, look for free shipping and save a few more dollars. Concerned gifts won’t make it on time? Most online stores will tell you when to expect packages and what the final order date is for delivery in time for Christmas. Continue reading
Perhaps you’d agree with the advisor who says that chopping time and money off your mortgage debt is an emotional thing, not a financial one. You can picture yourself burning your mortgage at your retirement party — or, better still, years before you retire! Continue reading
As soon as the table is cleared and the dishes are done, many of us will be getting ready for — or already headed out to — what has become a post-Thanksgiving tradition: Black Friday holiday shopping.
But, don’t get caught up in the excitement. If you do, you could end up spending more than you intended, putting a big dent in your budget. Continue reading
Are you tired of paying “an arm and a leg” for kids’ Halloween costumes that get worn once or twice around the big night, and then are either outgrown or out-of-favor for a repeat performance the following year?
Do you have any of the following around the house: a recycling bin, duct tape, trash bags, empty toilet paper tubes, paper grocery bags, hot glue gun, magic markers, Velcro or cardboard? Continue reading