Cooking Tips to Help You Keep Your Energy Bills Down This Holiday Season

Tweet The holidays are a time for delicious food shared with company. Most of us will be hosting holiday parties, entertaining family, or making traditional holiday goodies to pass around with friends and family. Whatever your tradition, chances are you’ll be spending a little more time in the kitchen in the coming month or two […]

Are You a Credit Card Junkie? Learn How to Kick the Habit


Tweet Are you a credit junkie? Millions of Americans are, including our favorite relative, Uncle Sam. We usually think of junkies as drug addicts or drug peddlers, but a junkie is any person who derives inordinate pleasure from or who is dependent on something. For many people, that’s buying things with credit. In other words, […]

A Few Black Friday Shopping Tips

Tweet Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving in the United States) provides consumers with bargains beyond their wildest imaginations.  Retailers offer their goods and services at decreased prices as a way of persuading men and women to start their holiday shopping earlier. Seasoned pros know just how difficult it is to find parking on this […]

5 Reasons Why You Will Retire Broke and Unhappy


Tweet Retirement is one of the major end goals for many of us. After putting in a few decades of hard work we hope to be able to break free from the daily grind and do what really makes us happy. That could be starting a new career, traveling the world, or simply enjoying a […]

Poll: Do You Use Coupons?

Tweet Coupons have been around forever, but it sometimes takes a economic crisis like we have today to get people to start using them. On the other hand, many people have been using coupons long before we entered a recession. So, where do you stand? Have you been a coupon user all along or has […]

How to Become a Successful Secret Shopper and Supplement Your Income

Tweet Secret shopping has been given a bad rap lately.  Websites that promise “to pay you to shop” and then make you jump through hoops or sign up for their sponsors’ offers have done damage to reputable companies like Strategic Reflections, Beyond Hello, and Jancyn, who are hired by businesses to evaluate the level of […]

Avoid a Financial Holiday Hangover This Year

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Tweet Plan Ahead to Avoid a Financial Holiday Hangover Does this scenario sound familiar? You use credit cards to do your holiday shopping, promising yourself you’ll pay the debt off within two or three months. Six or eight months later (or more), you’re still paying, and those items that seemed like such bargains end up […]

Start Making Year-End Tax Moves Now and Save Big Money

Tweet It may not feel like it, but the tax year is rapidly drawing to a close. In less than a month we’ll starting 2010, so if you’re planning on making some year-end tax moves, now is the time. Unfortunately, most people wait until their W-2s and 1099s start coming in before seriously thinking about […]

5 Freelance Writing Websites That Pay Frequently

Tweet When it comes to making extra cash, the internet has a lot to offer its users.  Online auction sites provide members with a place to peddle goods and services and social media networks like Twitter and Facebook make it possible to self-promote with ease.  Those individuals with a knack for the written word can […]

Poll: How Much Money Do You Feel You'll Need to Save For Retirement?

Tweet In the discussion about income for life and annuities earlier this week a lot of interesting points were brought up. We all know that we need to save something for retirement, but just how much are people expecting to save? You hear all sorts of numbers thrown out there saying you need to have […]