The creative use of ordinary items you already have in your home can save you money. Consider, for example, plain white toothpaste. It’s cheap, especially if purchased in a clearance bin or dollar store. In addition to keeping your pearly whites shining and healthy, the humble tube of toothpaste can do the following for you at a fraction of the cost of buying a cartload of specialized products.
Author: Kathy Carter
About one in eight Americans will drop cable television in 2010. Could you be one of them? Is there life after cable TV? Consider these points and then decide whether you’re ready to take the plunge.
Maybe you already have a budget, a high credit score and a great mortgage rate. Still, it seems that money never goes as far as it should. If you want to start saving, consider these five tips.
If you’ve set up a budget, you know how hard it can be to keep on track. We all have times when our expenses are bigger than we thought. Shopping at yard sales can balance your budget again in a hurry. Put aside your biases (“new” is not always better than “used”), grab the classified section of your local newspaper, and start saving!
You pay attention to your credit score, you’ve set up a budget, and you shop around for the best deals from home loans to groceries. Still, who can’t use a little extra cash now and then? If you’re thinking about having a garage sale, make the most of your hard work. You’ll enjoy that extra money in your pocket!
Americans keep 71 million dogs and 81 million cats as pets. The pet industry is huge, and filling a shopping cart in a pet store can ruin a budget. You pay attention to the big picture like your credit score, budget planning, and great deals on home loans. If your pets deserve a good budget checkup too, try these tips.
Healthy personal finance means paying attention to your credit rating, watching your spending habits, creating a budget, and sticking to it. If you’re a pet owner, Fido or Fluffy is a family member – but also a line item in the monthly budget. You can save money while pampering your furry family member with these budget-smart tips.
Sometimes we make financial decisions on the “bigger is better” principle. Buying a new home can mean more square footage for a growing family. A higher credit score is always a good thing. But what about shopping at supermarkets, discount department stores, or member warehouses? Is bigger always better? If you’re prone to pushing that oversized shopping cart up and down the concrete aisles, you owe it to yourself – and your budget – to think about bulk buying
So you got a fantastic deal on that car. You made the tough choices: new or used? Lease or buy? You’ve been careful about your credit, so you found a car loan that fits your budget. You’re off to a great start. Here are some tips for keeping your wheels on the smart-money highway.
Building financial security means taking care of the big things. Fortunately, there are a lot of helpful personal finance sites available that dispense great advice on “big picture” elements of financial health. But what about that day-in, day-out food budget? It’s part of your financial health, too. Here are six tips for getting the most out of your food budget and enjoying the most nutritious, freshest food imaginable.
You can save money and be environmentally friendly at the same time with a few simple supplies you probably already have in your home. Your windows will sparkle and your floors will shine. You’ll keep potentially harmful chemicals out of your home. Best of all, your budget will stay “green” and healthy too!