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.
Baby wipes are a money-saving multitasking product

Save Money with These Multitasking Products

If spending much more time at home over the past year has given you the urge to declutter your space in a big way, you’re not alone. The movement to streamline and simplify is more than trendy. It can actually make you feel happier in your home and help you save money. Let’s take a look at these multitasking products that can help you on your q...


young siblings using financial apps for kids on a smartphone

5 Fun and Educational Financial Apps for Kids

When it comes to teaching kids about money and financial topics, there are more resources available than ever before, including apps. Chances are your kids spend plenty of downtime looking at their screens, so why not make that time productive with apps and games that teach them about money management, banking basics, investments, and more? Let’s...


How to Bounce Back After Unemployment

Record numbers of Americans have faced unemployment over the past year. Not to mention how what we think of as “going to work” has changed drastically as working from home has become the norm for many. Fortunately, the availability of multiple vaccines and continuing mitigation measures appear to have us on the path to a better year ahead. If y...


asking for help by negotiating bills

Tips for Negotiating Bills During the Pandemic

As we continue to live in a state of uncertainty during the pandemic, many Americans are still dealing with its economic impact. Whether it’s unemployment, reduced income or medical bills, individuals and families are struggling to make ends meet. Negotiating bills during the pandemic is one way to stretch your budget and ease some of the financi...


woman on the phone asking for a credit limit increase

Should I Ask for a Credit Limit Increase?

All new credit cards come with a credit limit, which is the amount you can charge up to on that card. Depending on the type of credit card and your credit history, the credit limit may be anything from a few hundred to many thousands of dollars. After you’ve used the card for a while, you may find yourself thinking you’d like to have a higher l...


preparing for 2020 taxes

Get Ready to File Your 2020 Taxes

Most of us are more than happy to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. But you’re going to have to revisit it at least one more time when you file your taxes for last year. Believe it or not, the filing deadline is just over two months away, so it’s time to start giving it some thought. Here are some things to consider when filing your 2020 taxes. ...