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The holidays are safely behind us. My mother-in-law is back in Colorado and my house is no longer lit up light an airport...


Tags: Just for Fun, Personal Finance

Food is one of the biggest expenses after housing, so finding ways to save money at the grocery store can mean the difference...


Tags: Budgeting

Money makes for a great gift, especially for those people who are difficult to shop for. However, giving cash as a gift can...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And the most expensive. It’s that time of year when we flock to stores to knock out...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

What does every sixteen-year-old want for their birthday? A car.  Heck, who doesn't savor that new car smell? Unfortunately,...


Tags: Auto Loans

When I was in school, nothing made my day quite like the teacher saying that we could use a calculator on the test. Not only...


Tags: Personal Finance

Some habits form so easily we aren't even aware of them, like the way we manage and spend our money. Poor spending habits can...


Tags: Budget Hacks, Budgeting

Budget Mistake #1: Not Having One

There is no way around it... making a budget sucks. It's scary. I mean, what if you don't...


Tags: Budgeting

It's easy to put off saving for retirement, right? I mean, who knows how much you'll actually need? It's so far away, and you...


Tags: Personal Finance