Saving Ideas

What's the best thing to do with your money?

Hopefully you have a "rainy day" jar or savings account, if not it's time to start one. We want to help our community members learn the best practices for budgeting and saving their money.
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In the news, we continue to hear that our country’s economy is booming. For the average person, though, finances continue to be a stressful subject, its management an ongoing process. If you are struggling to make ends meet or want to set aside money for some kind of purchase, here are some simple and easy ways to save money. Read more

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s be honest, it can also be the most taxing. With all the shopping to be done, meals to prepare, family get togethers, and lack of sunlight throughout the day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. According to Experian, the average American has racked up over six grand in credit card debt, but with a little preplanning and these tips, you don’t have to let budget worries add to your Christmastime stress. Read more

Meditation can reduce the ‘drive to spend’ habit in surprising ways. When alluring and expensive products are pumped into the market at a rapid pace, the drive to save becomes more challenging. Everything from new technologies to newest beauty products carry promises that entice the consumer to chase after the exhilarating feeling new purchases create. While purchases and expenses are on the rise, the pay raise is growing at a snail pace. According to Market Watch, “Base pay is expected to rise 3% in 2018, up slightly from 2.9% in 2017.” What happens, then, is decrease in available funds that contribute to most Americans sense of stability. Read more
September 17, 2019

Budget Friendly Birthday Gifts

Birthdays are a wonderful time to celebrate the people who are close to your heart. The trouble is that attending parties, purchasing gifts, and sending cards can add up. It can be especially expensive when there are multiple birthdays in the same month! Before you start running up your credit […]
August 31, 2019
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Let’s Save Money

Let’s be honest, most Americans have debt and a variety of different debt sources. It’s very likely that the ranges stem from credit cards loans, mortgages, loan provider and investment accounts. Organizing your finances is critical, if you want to make smarter decisions with your cash, pay off your credit […]
August 15, 2019

Prioritize Your Budget

Shopping online has changed how we spend our money. It has also changed the pace at which we spend our money. From all the online only deals to exclusive memberships like Amazon Prime, consumers are faced with so many options to spend their money. Before you spend another dollar, do […]
June 28, 2019
Side Hustle

Creating a ‘Side Hustle’

A ‘side hustle’ is anything you do in addition to your full time, 9-5 job. It can take the form of a genius business idea, profitable hobby, or fun passion project. Either way, earning a little extra cash is a great way to fill your extra time and pad your […]
June 25, 2019
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Outdoor DIY Projects that will Save you Money

Spending time outside during summer is a must. The warm weather and clear skies are begging to be enjoyed. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your backyard without breaking your budget, look no further. Here are a few DIY projects that can help turn your space from […]