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  • Healthy Eating Pays Off

    Healthy Eating Pays Off

    Did you know that April 7-13 is National Public Health Week?  In observance,  we’re sharing healthy eating tips and dieting tidbits.  Since we all gotta eat, let’s discuss different ways to make the best of it. I know some of you are thinking it’s impossible to manage a proper diet when you’re always on the [...]

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    | April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

    Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

    Dropout statistics are soaring and the student achievement gap is real.  It’s also a grim reality that America’s children are falling behind the rest of the world’s classrooms.   There are five things parents can do to guarantee their kids get better grades in school.  Constructing habits for a successful child is easy but will take [...]

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    | February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Teach Kids about Money Matters: 5 Easy Tips

    Teach Kids about Money Matters: 5 Easy Tips

    I remember hearing my mother complain about us kids leaving the lights on, leaving the television on, leaving the water running, leaving the door open and leaving the house without completing our chores.  After becoming a dad with two often absent-minded children of my own, I found myself constantly irritated when they neglected to turn [...]

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    | January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • What color cars get ticketed the most?

    What color cars get ticketed the most?

    For years – there has been a great debate over what color cars get the most tickets.  If you’re thinking the winner in any such argument must be red then you’d be right.  Well right and wrong.  There are no surveys or studies to prove that red-colored cars magically conjure up an unfair share of [...]

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    | January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Save More Money Than Ever Before!

    Save More Money Than Ever Before!

    Debt-stress is weighing heavily on Americans. It’s not only depressing, it’s also very dangerous.  High credit card debt is one of the leading causes of stress in the U.S.   According to an Ohio State University Study, people who reported higher levels of stress had increasing concerns about rising debt.  They also suffered more physical [...]

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    | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Cool clothing tips help you stay warm this winter for less

Cool clothing tips help you stay warm this winter for less

| October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

As fall’s crisp breezes begins, it’s time to take stock of our closets and exchange summer shorts for winter wraps. Though many adults can pack away summer clothes for use each year, children often outgrow their hot-weather wardrobes before another summer season arrives. So, how do we dress for the season without breaking the bank? [...]

6 tips that most people forget

6 tips that most people forget

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Take advantage of the Black Friday apps. TGIBlackFriday.com and RetailMeNot.com group all the deals together for you by the latest deals, retailer, and category. Compare prices. Use pricegrabber.com and Amazon.com to compare prices and make sure you are really getting a great deal, especially for video games, electronics and gadgets. Compare ads. Many stores sell stripped down versions of items for a great [...]

Give thanks and save money

Give thanks and save money

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and eat. Hosting a Thanksgiving feast is a great way to gather friends and family, but the cost of your favorite holiday dishes can add up. Here are few tips to help you enjoy the holiday festivities without breaking the bank: Base your grocery shopping around the Turkey. [...]

Spend less on Halloween costumes

Spend less on Halloween costumes

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Don’t let the price of Halloween costumes scare you. Instead of going straight to the store to buy a pricey costume, plan ahead and discover new ways to save this year. Rent a costume. Many costume stores not only sell costumes, but they also rent them out. Make your own. Browse websites like Pinterest for [...]

Save more of your paycheck!

Save more of your paycheck!

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Talk to the Human Resources department at your company about splitting up your paycheck into multiple accounts. Determine a certain percentage of your paycheck to go into a savings account and the rest into your checking account. By doing this automatically, the money you save is out of sight and you will be less likely [...]

Take advantage of seasonal sales

Take advantage of seasonal sales

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the best times to find good sales is when the seasons change. As we get closer to fall, all types of stores are discounting their summer merchandise. If stores seemed picked over or have already transitioned to fall, try shopping online for a larger selection. As you shop, keep an eye out for: [...]

Save while you spend!

Save while you spend!

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to spending and saving, discipline is key. Try this tip to keep yourself accountable and build up your savings account. Next time you indulge or purchase a nonessential item like wine, Starbucks, clothing/accessories or video games, put a matching amount in a savings account or jar you set aside. If you can’t [...]

Back to school shopping tips!

Back to school shopping tips!

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back to School supplies and clothing costs add up quickly and can put a serious dent in your wallet. Here are some tips for saving this school year. Shop at a discount store first. Stores such as the Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Store are the best places to start your school supply shopping. Shop [...]

Make money while getting organized

Make money while getting organized

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

With summer coming to an end and school starting, it is the perfect time to clean out and organize your house. So why not kill two birds with one stone and make some extra money with a garage sale. Go through your closets, attic, kitchen, garage and other areas of your house to find items [...]

Couponing 101

Couponing 101

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using coupons effectively can save you money on groceries and household items. By following a few easy couponing strategies, you can stock your house for less. Find the best coupons. Search newspapers, magazines, store ads and websites like coupons.com and redplum.com. Get organized. Create a coupon binder separated by categories like beverages, breakfast food, cleaning [...]

Take advantage of company perks

Take advantage of company perks

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many companies offer discounts and/or incentive programs to their employees. If you don’t know what your employer has to offer, talk to your human resources representative to find out what kind of additional benefits they provide. Companies often times offer discounted rates on things like: Cell phone bills Fitness center memberships Tickets for sporting events [...]