Start Small to Save Big — Easy Savings Solutions

When looking for ways to save money, we often focus on the big things and completely overlook the small expenses that add up over time to eat away at potential savings. For example, paying a dollar and change for a bottle of water might seem insignificant. But doing it every day for a year can really make a dent in your savings plan. The key is to ...


Easy Ways to Save Money on Valentine’s Day

Americans spend $20 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day. This number seems to divide people into two camps: those that think that the more you spend on Valentine’s Day, the more you care, and those that are ready to dismiss Valentine’s Day as the purely retail holiday it seems to be and simply ignore it. Devoting a day to show how much you ...


Little Ways to Save Money Every Day

Discover hidden sources of found money in your everyday life. What’s more unlikely than picking the winning numbers and hitting the lottery jackpot? Winning the lottery, but not claiming your prize. It is rare, but it happens – recently, an unclaimed winning lottery ticket worth 16 million dollars expired. The ticket, purchased in Florida mo...


Woman in a mall with shopping bags full of holiday returns

Top Tips for Holiday Returns

If you ended up receiving holiday gifts that weren’t quite right, you’re not alone. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans return or exchange more than $50-billion dollars’ worth of gifts every year. There’s no reason to feel guilty about returning or exchanging a gift. Remember that the person who gave it to you wanted ...


Woman preparing vegetables to can and preserve

5 DIY Skills to Help You Save Money

Every time you pay someone to do something you could do yourself, you’re taking a few steps back from reaching your savings goals. Of course, there are many things best left to the professionals, but there are also things you pay for every day you could easily do yourself. Here are five valuable DIY skills that can help you save money and reac...


5 Free Ways to Save on Heating Costs

Good news! The Energy Information Administration predicts that average household heating costs will be down by approximately $19 this winter – the first drop since 2001-2002. If you’d like to save even more on home heating costs, here are 5 free ideas you can do right now. They may seem small and simple, but they’ll help you save in the long ...


Know these 5 Supermarket Spending Traps

You did everything right. Planned a menu, made a list, organized your coupons, updated your shopping apps, and had a snack before you left for the store. Yet, you still ended up going over your grocery budget for the week, and you don’t know why. Chances are, you got caught in one or more of the following supermarket spending traps. Music Whil...