5 Ways to Save Money with Subscription Boxes

The popularity of subscription boxes has exploded the past few years. Currently, there are more than 2,000 subscription boxes available offering everything from healthy snacks to sci-fi collectibles (and nearly anything else you can think of). Price points vary widely, too. You can find boxes that cost less than $10 a month to those upwards of $100...


Tips to Manage the Costs of Growing Kids

From the time they’re in diapers until they leave for college, managing the costs of growing kids can be challenging for any family. But with some planning, discipline and creativity, you can save money on many of the most expensive aspects of child rearing. Let’s take a look at some of them.    Reduce Child Care Costs If you’re fortunate...


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5 Essential Financial Moves for New Parents

Having a baby changes everything—including how you save and spend money. With so much going on after having a baby, it’s tempting to want to put off the financial piece of the puzzle until things settle down. But if you do, there’s a good chance you’ll keep pushing it down the road. These five tips for new parents will set your family on th...


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5 Things Millennials Need to Ask Before Moving Away from Home

Many Millennials are choosing to live at home longer than recent previous generations, such as Generation X. And there’s no doubt living at home has its perks. But eventually, everyone craves the freedom of living in their own space. When that time comes, here are some important things Millennials need to consider before moving out on their own. ...


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7 Tips to Bounce Back from Financial Mistakes

Very few people breeze through life without making some financial mistakes. Whether it’s getting behind on bills, getting talked into a bad investment, loaning money to a friend or family member who fails to pay it back, or any other money mishap, it can stop you from working toward your financial goals. Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to....


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5 Smart Money Moves for New Parents

There’s so much to plan for when expecting a baby. Among them are preparing the birth plan, decorating the nursery and stocking up on supplies. But something many expectant parents overlook are the important financial steps to take before or right after the baby’s birth. Check out these 5 money moves for new parents:    Complete Important Pa...


5 Things NOT to Do When Getting Out of Debt

Making the decision to get out of debt can be life-changing. But it can also be frustrating and tempting to give up if you don’t see much progress. Just remember, you didn’t accrue the debt overnight and it’s not going to go away overnight, either. You’ll enjoy more success and less frustration if you can see your credit card balances stead...


Take an Interest in Your Interest

Would you spend $20 on a soda or $100 on a T-shirt? Probably not, especially if the cashier is only ringing up a few bucks. However, when using a credit card to make purchases, the price tag only represents a portion of the total purchase. You also need to factor interest into the equation – and in many cases – it can be quite steep. Apple Pie...