6 Super Simple Last-Minute Savings Tricks to Celebrate Halloween on a Budget

Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. The scariest night of the year has grown beyond simply being for little kids to dress up and collect candy from neighbors. All Hallows Eve has become a money-maker for retailers, being the second most-expensive holiday behind Christmas. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports record-breaking spending estimates for costumes

A Tricky Way to Save Money & Keep Your Financial Goals in Check

Savoring the moment when you achieve a financial milestone like paying off a credit card or having even a small financial victory like not giving in to an impulse purchase can help keep you on solid financial footing, according to new research. The researchers say that simply categorizing financial experiences can help consumers extend good

Getting Ready for Fall: How to Protect Your Credit From Financial Flu and Identity Theft

The crisp chilly air, robust pumpkin patches and rainbow-colored leaves started to cascade to the ground from high atop their branched home can only mean one thing: It’s time to get a flu shot! According to the CDC, flu season can ramp up as early as October and stretch well into May. So every fall,

Should You Co-Sign for Your College Kid’s Credit Card?

There are numerous financial decisions to contemplate when sending a child to college. Beyond crunching numbers to find the best financial aid package and filing the dreaded FAFSA (free application for Federal student aid) you have to determine what meal plan you should purchase and whether or not you should rent or buy books. Parents

DIY Beauty Secrets: 7 Ways to Save Money While Still Looking Great

Facials, peels and pricey beauty products are popular with celebrities, but most of us don’t often have the money — or time — to spend at a pricey spa once or twice a week. But that doesn’t mean us ‘regular folk’ have to forgo all the pampering. There are plenty of ways to look and

5 Secrets to Spending Less at the Grocery Store

The mercury isn’t the only thing rising (hopefully!) this spring. The amount you spend at the grocery store is about to surge upward, too. Being a carnivore could get quite costly. The increased costs associated with raising cattle means consumers can expect to pay up to 3.5 percent more for their sirloins, T-Bones, and ground

Daylight Savings: Springing Ahead Could Leave Your Finances Falling Behind

Setting our clocks ahead an hour this weekend for daylight savings may have made it easier to stay up late watching Jimmy Fallon reinvent the Tonight Show, but it also makes it harder to get up the next morning since the 6 a.m. alarm still feels like it’s only 5 a.m. The fatigue you feel

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