Articles tagged in Savings

08.18.11

Extreme Couponing

Alex Gutow

Coupons are more popular than ever. While most people spend a few hours a week browsing the paper or coupon sites, some people, known as Extreme Couponers, dedicate 10 or more hours a week to try and get the best deals. But, is it worth it? Let’s take a look at the real value of coupons and what couponers can

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08.04.11

The Federal Reserve

Samantha Eckles

Whenever you listen to the news, you have probably heard about “The Fed” in some form or another, especially with the current economic crisis. But what exactly is The Fed and why does it matter? Here’s a brief history about The Federal Reserve and the power it has. click to enlarge Use the code below to embed this Infographic: Source:

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07.25.11

Planning a Movie Night: Kiosks vs Digital Services

Alex Gutow

A movie night can be a great way to spend an evening. However, there are now more options than ever when it comes to how you will find and watch your movie. Movie kiosks, such as Redbox or Blockbuster, and digital services, such as Netflix and HuluPlus, each have pros and cons. We are here to help you decide what

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06.23.11

America Saves

Erik Chang

Sometimes a shock to the system is the best way to change behavior, and the recession did just that with many of our savings. However, it looks like that change may have been short-lived. BillShrink studied their user’s average amount of savings, as well as intended savings, and found that users were actually saving less than they used to. Do

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06.22.11

The Envelope Budget

Alex Gutow

50% of Americans are in debt. In fact, the average household debt is just over $8,000! That means millions of people are searching for a way to get out of debt while the others are struggling to avoid it. One budgeting system that financial gurus like Dave Ramsey have vouched for is the envelope system. This system is a simple

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06.15.11

Earn Money Recycling

Alex Gutow

Do you have anything in your home that you want to get rid of, but you don’t know the best way to go about it? The good news is that there is a way to clear the clutter from your home and even earn some money at the same time. Here are four great ways to recycle old items in

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06.13.11

Your Retirement Checklist

Erik Chang

As the baby boomers reach retirement age, many find themselves unprepared for the changes that lie ahead. Planning for the future doesn’t need to be overwhelming. If you are nearing retirement age (or want to start planning ahead), here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for and plan your retirement. Make a Will As you

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