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The Secrets to Better Sleep

Better Sleep. Have you ever lain awake at night, worried about finances? You’re not alone. Sleep is often the first thing that goes when we’re under any sort of stress, financial pressure most definitely included. But while it may seem worth it in the short-term, it rarely actually is. Sleep …

Reading – The Benefits of Being a Bookworm

Summer is upon us, and with it, longer daylight hours, a few three-day weekends and hopefully a bit of time off. Whether it be beachside, poolside, or just out back on a lawn chair, now is the time to take advantage of those extra moments and get your read on. …

Gifts for Grads

Gifts for Grads that Won’t Break Your Wallet

Sensible Gifts for Graduates Graduation season is upon us, and with it, the expectation of gifts for every graduate that sends you an announcement or BBQ invite. According to a National Retail Survey, Americans will on average spend nearly $100 this month on grad gifts – which is super generous, …

April Showers Bring May Savings

The top ways to save water AND cash this spring Water is a scarce resource. It may be hard to believe in a country where with a turn of the faucet you can have all you want, and at whatever temperature you prefer, but it’s true. With just one percent …

Financial Advice

Financial Advice to Forget

Having financial problems can be like having a baby – a lot of people have been through it, and many of them have financial advice to share, whether or not you ask for it. The truth is, while they mean well, most people are not qualified to dole out financial advice, …

Free Gifts

A Holiday FREE Gift Guide Designed for You

We’re all on a budget this year, and the idea of holiday gift giving can sound stressful or – even worse – shameful, due to our lack of funds. Don’t cancel Christmas yet! Gift-giving is a tradition as old as humanity. It’s a way of showing thoughtfulness, love and affection, …

Creative Tricks in Collegiate Penny Pinching

Whether you are the parent of an incoming freshman watching other families adorn their student’s room with expensive electronics and elaborate wall decor; or the student, struggling to resist spending money eating out at expensive restaurants to keep up with your new friends, there are a lot of financial pressures to examine. Fortunately, a college education …

Skipping the Scam

Skipping the Scam Look out for these common scams to avoid being the next victim: The Nigerian Prince Scam This scam is as old as scamming itself. The new twist is the con is done by email instead of snail mail, but the content is the same. A Nigerian prince or official emails you …