As most of us know, the holidays are not only a lot of fun, but can be a lot of work and expensive too. Thanksgiving generally kicks off the season and it's a great time to put some plans in place to cut down expenses. Here are a few ideas that can save you some money this holiday season!
With Fall upon us in Wisconsin, there are a number of seasonal, as well as everyday things, you can do to cut costs. The added benefit is that many of these will ALSO help you get healthier too! It's a win/win, so read on!
For many individuals filing bankruptcy is a frightening experience. This uneasiness is further compounded when people realize that the bankruptcy will open up all their financial details and information for scrutiny. From credit reports to tax returns, no financial stone will be left unturned - and that can lead to some startling discoveries regarding identity theft.
Summer is past and we're quickly entering into Autumn. While cooler weather may mean increasing heating bills, there's still plenty of ways you can save. Here are some easy ones!
With the approach of cooler weather and colder temps, it's smart to do home repairs and maintenance in the fall. In addition to staving off the costs of expensive repairs and remodels, a little effort can help you save money on heating too!
Since the recession of 2007, many Americans have found themselves struggling to make ends meet each month. Even those previously considered "well off" find themselves looking for ways to trim expenses. In fact, a recent study found that over 39 percent of households earning more than $70,000 per year now utilize coupons. By taking the time to set up a budget you can avoid ongoing financial struggles and worries that may plague you.
Sticking to a grocery budget is something that many people struggle with on a regular basis. When in the store, it's easy to impulsively buying things they don't need. Shoppers may be drawn to get those items that are "new & improved" or are a great deal (if you buy 10 of them). Don't fall for the supermarket tricks and go in prepared with some basic shopping tips.
For many people managing their expenses are one of the most difficult challenges they will face. According to attorney James Miller of Miller and Miller Law, common advice is always "create a realistic budget to start", but what is realistic?
The cost of college and student loan debt is a hot topic in both the state and federal government. While many efforts are underway to reign in these costs and the burden of student loans, there are some things that students can do on a smaller scale to help their financial situation each day.
A great way to save some money is by purchasing used items instead of new when and where you can. With the abundance of thrift shops and online sites like Craigslist, you can find almost anything if you're willing to take a little time.