Saving Money

21 Ways To Find Cash Around Your House

The way I see it, we can keep hoping our boss will give us a big raise this year, or we can work on the other side of the income-expenses equation and look for savings around our home. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned. Some tips are fairly painless; others require a bit of work.  However, when …

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 Saved

I read an alarming statistic today over at The Crux about the state of savings in America. Much is made about our collective debt, but we rarely hear much about our collective savings. Unfortunately, it seems that is because we have so little squirreled away for that proverbial rainy day. “According to a telephone survey from the nonprofit Employee Benefit …

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8 Money Moves to Make Before Year End

In just a couple days we will be ushering in a new year.  It’s hard to believe we’ve completed another trip around the sun.  For some, holiday excitement has turned to post-Christmas blues, and those melancholy feelings are compounded by the knowledge that tax day 2014 is right around the corner. Fortunately, you still have a couple days to make …

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How to Guarantee You Will Be Broke By 30

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This is a cautionary tale for recent graduates, or those who will be graduating high school or college in the coming months.  Today’s society of mass consumption has made it increasingly easy for you to guarantee a certainly level of being broke by the time you reach 30 years-old. How so?  By consuming everything thing under the sun in your …

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Use Online Savings Account to Track Goals

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to automate my family’s savings goals.  Things have been pretty scattered these last few months, and while I am managing to sock away a little money in our online savings account, I’m doing so rather unintentionally – just moving money to a general account not earmarked for anything in particular. I’ve found that …

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