Amy has been researching and writing about smarter ways to save and spend money since 2013. She is always on the lookout for practical tips and information she can share to help people get organized, save money and reach their financial goals.

Have Fun with Cheap or Free Fall Activities

It seems like just yesterday kids were heading back to school and now it’s already time for fall break. If you’re lookingideas to keep kids occupied while they have a few days off, keep reading. These cheap or free fall activities are also great ways to enjoy beautiful fall weekends (and they’re not just for kids)!              ...


it makes sense to pay more for high quality paint

7 Times it Makes Sense to Pay More

We are all about saving money and finding a great bargain. But sometimes, it makes sense to pay a little more for quality and durability. That doesn’t mean paying full retail, however. You always want to try to get the best deal possible by shopping sales, using promo codes and getting cash back. Here are 7 things you won’t regret paying more ...


Beware of these 7 red flags for renters

Beware of these 7 Red Flags for Renters

Most people will end up renting a place to live at some point in their lives. Whether it’s as a young person just starting out or after the kids have grown and it’s time to downsize the empty nest (or at some time in between). And there are many people who simply prefer the relative freedom of renting instead of owning a home. While renting ...


How to save more money when shopping online

6 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online

There’s a lot to like about shopping online. It’s quick and convenient. You don’t have to deal with driving to the store, pushing through crowds or settling for merchandise in less-than-perfect condition. The downside is that online shopping can be almost too easy, and may lead to overspending. The key here is to shop only when you really ...


Artful arrangement of fall leaves and money

Tips for an Easy Fall Finance Checkup

With summer quickly coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to check in on your finances. The change of seasons is always a good time to take stock of where you are and what you’re doing financially, and make any necessary adjustments you need to reach your financial goals. It might surprise you how even a few small changes can add up to big s...