5 Tips to Help You Take Advantage of Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Tweet What’s there not to love about Happy Hour?  It gives you a chance to wind down after work, sample food from area restaurants, and enjoy discounted drinks ranging from bottled beer to cocktails.  Despite what you may think, not all Happy Hours are created equally.  In order to fully appreciate and enjoy this type […]

Saving Money on Family Summer Vacations


Tweet Taking a family vacation this summer doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.  In fact, you’re likely to have a better time by being creative.  In addition to providing free entertainment, many destinations have other ways to appease the budget traveler.  Think outside the box, save more money for your child’s education or your […]

The Secret to Saving Money


Tweet Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a secret to saving money? Actually, there is. Unfortunately, most experts cloud it with phrases such as “spend less than you earn” or “pay yourself first.” Granted, these are common tips that can be used to help you save money, but if that’s all there was to […]

Saving Money on Five Dollar Gas and Other Concerns

Saving Money at the Pump

Tweet With gas prices on the rise once again, it’s hard to predict how much the added expense will affect the average family. Experts seem to think that consumer confidence is up despite the fluctuation which leaves me feeling a bit skeptical. If the average person is ready to accept $4 a gallon gas, what happens when […]

Five Places to Find Discount Prescription Eyeglasses

Tweet Do you gasp in shock every time your optometrist offers you a pair of $300-$400 eyeglasses? Do you have more than one family member needing corrective lenses? If you don’t want to go into debt after every eye exam, you’ll want to pay careful attention to what I’m going to say next. It pays […]

Five Money Saving Habits You'll Want to Learn This Year

Tweet When it comes to saving money, there’s no better time to get back on track than the New Year. For some miraculous reason, January gives people hope and inspires them to change their ways. That’s why New Year’s resolutions are so comical. In retrospect, everyone wishes that they had done something different the previous […]

Different Ways to Save Money – From Savings Accounts to Savings Bonds

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Tweet When people talk about having money for a rainy day they are usually referring to putting their money into a savings account. A rainy day or emergency fund is used to set aside money from every paycheck so that in the event of an emergency or unexpected expense there’s money readily available. Using a […]

Kindle Owners with Amazon Prime Shipping Can Borrow Books for Free

Tweet Kindle owners listen up. Amazon’s got a sweet deal. In addition to all the books they offer for free through their website, they also have a Lending Library that is free for Prime members. This lets you get your hands on some of the hottest titles without having to wait for them to go […]

The Best Black Friday Deals for 2011

Black Friday Sales

Tweet Have you had a chance to look at the Black Friday sales ads from your favorite retailers this year?  Well, if you haven’t had the opportunity, we’ve done it for you.  If you’re one of those shoppers that get up at the crack of dawn to get your hands on the season’s most sought-after […]

Say Sayonara to These 8 Bad Shopping Habits

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Tweet Whether you love to shop or find the whole thing a drag, you’ve likely developed some bad habits that are costing you money and time. Sometimes shopping itself can be a bad habit, especially during the holidays when events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday encourage impulse buying. While changing your buying behavior takes […]