What New College Students Need to Know About Money

Lowest Paying College Majors

Tweet Most new college students enter into higher education with their eyes wide open. It’s a milestone in life and for most, it’s the first time to really set out on their own. Unfortunately, there isn’t much financial education to go along with this transition into adulthood and that can spell trouble. There are a […]

Amazon Prime Now Has iPad App for Instant Video Streaming


Tweet Good news for Amazon Prime members.  The service now has an Instant Videos app for the iPad.  You can watch your favorite movies and TV shows on the go for no additional cost.  This is perfect for vacations and business trips.  Best of all, it’s a perk of having an Amazon Prime membership.  If […]

What is Really Making You Poor?

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Tweet If you’re a regular reader of topics related to personal finance, you’re probably quite familiar with seeing statements that suggest people are poor, or at best living paycheck to paycheck because of their choice to buy coffee, watch cable television, or buy books instead of borrowing them from the library. To validate this point […]

How Much of Your Paycheck Should You Save?


Tweet Figuring out how much money to save with each paycheck is the million dollar question. You’ll hear countless suggestions: five percent, ten percent, 100 dollars, enough to max out your 401k contribution, and so on. While most of these suggestions are probably good ideas, they are meaningless when it comes to assessing your personal […]

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 […]