Did you know that today is National Doughnut Day? That means many places are giving out free doughnuts and it’s hard to find something better than free food. Check out your local Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts to see if they are participating.
If donuts aren’t your thing you can go ahead and read up on all of these great finance tips posted in the past week. You might not get a free pastry out of it, but you’ll probably still save some money.
The Importance of Paying Attention to Financial Statements – If you’re like most people you get a pile of financial statements in the mail each month. Most of them probably go straight to the trash or recycle bin, but paying attention to what’s on them could be a big deal. Find out what to look for and see how it could save you money.
Finding Self Employed Health Insurance – Being self-employed is great, but what’s not so great is trying to find affordable health insurance. So, here’s what you can do if you’re working for yourself and looking for health coverage.
Hire a Contractor vs Do it Yourself – I’m more of a hiring someone else kind of person when it comes to most things. Unless it’s something I know I can do quickly and easily I’d much rather spend my time doing something else so I usually pay someone else to do it. But how do you make that call and decide when that’s the best decision?
What is a Good Credit Score? – Whether you like it or not you have a credit score and more people are checking it today than ever before. So, what is a good credit score and what can you do to improve it once you find out it isn’t as good as it could be?
The First Step to Financial Success – We all want to be financially successful but it takes a lot of work. There is one step that cannot be overlooked and once you build that foundation everything seems to come easier.
Everything You Need to Know About Buying I Bonds – In turbulent markets like we’ve seen recently people tend to flock to safer investments such as bonds. I-bonds have been gaining some attention lately so if you’re curious about them here’s what you need to know.
How To Cook Rice With Flair: Simple, Creative Ideas For Rice – If you have been reading this site for any length of time you probably know that I love rice and strongly recommend people buy a rice cooker. That’s why this article caught my attention because I’m always looking for ways to jazz up this incredibly cheap and versatile ingredient.
How to Live Without Credit – Can you really get by these days living without credit? It can be hard, but it may be possible. Here are some tips to help you live credit-free.
How to Check Tire Pressure & Inflate your Tires – Did you know that driving around on under inflated tires can cost you real money? It’s true. When tires aren’t properly inflated they require more energy to roll, therefore using more gas and costing you more money. Don’t think it’s that big of a deal? Read on to find out how much it could be costing you and how to check your own tires.
Best Free Anti Virus & Anti Spyware Software – Getting a virus or having your identity stolen can be more costly than you imagine. That’s why it’s important to check your computer regularly because just one mishap can be devastating. Here are some free software tools that can help.
Who Really Needs a Financial Advisor – Need financial advice and don’t know where to start? You’re probably thinking about a financial advisor, but do you really need one? Here’s the breakdown of who should and shouldn’t get professional help.
We Sold Our Car on Craigslist – This is an interesting read because we’re getting to the point where we’re thinking about selling one of our cars and upgrading. We could trade it in for about $5,000, but if we sell it privately it’s worth about $7,500. So, it might be worthwhile to consider Craigslist.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.