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Top Apps To Help You Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

January 6, 2015 |

It’s 2015! Is this the year when you will quit smoking? Or will you finally maintain that healthy lifestyle that you want? Whatever your new year’s resolutions may be, there is an app that will help you meet those goals. So grab your smartphone and set yourself up for a year of success.
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Should You Splurge on a Warranty?

October 20, 2014 |

So you finally broke down and decided to buy the new Apple iPhone or that fancy sports car you have been eyeing. But as you get to the cashier or finance manager, you are asked that infamous question many of us dread hearing: Would you like to purchase the extended warranty?

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Forget the Dealer

September 4, 2014 |

The process of buying a new car can be daunting. Cars are expensive, and you want to make the best financial decision while still getting a great car to cruise in. This often leads people straight to a dealership, ... Read More

5 Tips to Tone Up Your Cell Phone Bill

September 2, 2014 |

Cell phones are quickly becoming a necessity in the modern day world. Gone are the days when you can find a payphone on the side of the road to make a quick call. Schools no longer have public phones like they did when we were kids. Everyone is expected to carry a phone in their pocket, and it is weird if you don’t. But of course this convenience comes with a price. Follow a few simple tips to saving on another monthly bill, and you’ll be calling your best friend to let them know. Read More

Shop, Pay and Save with PayPal

August 25, 2014 |

If you think your PayPal account is only good for completing transactions on eBay think again. Not only is PayPal accepted by hundreds of online merchants, but using the service can actually help save you money on your favorite brands and products with exclusive discounts, coupons and other great offers. Read More

How to Move Without Spending a Fortune

August 20, 2014 |

The summer is the most popular moving season of the year. That also means that prices for moving services, like rental trucks and packing materials, go way up. Instead of going along with all of the extra costs, learn how you can save. Follow along to find out how you can move on a budget. Read More

How I Scored Free Money with Amex Offers

June 3, 2014 |

Free money. Who doesn’t want it? With Amex Offers (previously called Amex Sync) that is exactly what you can get. If you have an American Express card (or two), you need to get your cards signed up so that you can be on your way to getting money back when you shop! Read More

Checkout Math: Why It Pays to Know About Percentages

April 17, 2014 |

Coupons, discounts and sale prices, oh my! It can be easy to just stand back and let the registers do the work, but it really is important to know what that discount is doing for your wallet. Because, when it comes to saving money, being aware of just how much that percentage-off is saving you is a matter of dollars and sense.  Read More

Don't Let Car Costs Crash Your Budget

April 11, 2014 |

You buy a new vehicle and you drive away from the dealership knowing exactly what your monthly payment will be. But, that one payment is just a drop in the bucket when you consider all the different costs involved in owning and operating a car. An American Automobile Association’s 2013 annual report says an American driving a midsize sedan will spend over $9,000 a year on car expenses (gas, maintenance, insurance, license and registration costs, and financing). More than you thought? Here are some savings tips that will help make sure your car doesn’t run over your budget. Read More

Men vs. Women: Who’s Looking for Deals Online?

April 4, 2014 |

Online shopping is done behind closed doors in the privacy of one’s home (maybe even in pajamas). Perhaps your online shopping style is to browse the same handful of websites or to only buy certain categories of products online, like electronics or book. Someone else’s online shopping habits could be totally different. A recent infographic from Paymentsense gave us the following insights into the world of online shopping habits, a world where you cannot see who is browsing the same sales rack as you. Read More

3 Top Tax Software Options: Which One is Best For You?

April 3, 2014 |

It’s April, which means tax time is approaching. Have you filed your return yet? If not, time is quickly running out. But don’t bust out the paper 1040 forms - that is so old-school. More and more taxpayers are switching to online software to prepare their taxes because it’s quick and easy. Plus, they can ensure they get all the deductions possible, which means a bigger return – the ultimate goal. But with so many software choices, which one is right for you? Read on to learn the pros and cons of our top three choices. Read More