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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? [...]

Spring cleaning for your finances

Spring cleaning for your finances

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to stop at just cleaning your house. You can also take this time to clean up your finances. Evaluate your subscriptions and reoccurring bills like cable, Netflix, magazines, music services, etc. and cancel the ones  you don’t really need. Work on paying off your credit cards and move to a debit [...]

3 Great Money Management Apps

3 Great Money Management Apps

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is an app for almost anything now, making overwhelming tasks become as easy as clicking a button. Budgeting and staying on top of bills, for example, can seem intimidating at times, but these money management apps can help you take control of your finances. What’s even better is that they are free and there [...]

Make the most of tax deductions

Make the most of tax deductions

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many taxpayers overpay each year by overlooking tax deductions. As you prepare your taxes this year, take some time to find out which tax deductions you can claim, so you can keep more of your money. Depending on your situation, here are some tax deductions that could apply to you: Home offices for the self-employed [...]

Last Minute Gift Shopping Tips

Last Minute Gift Shopping Tips

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again, when many of us are scrambling for last minute holiday gifts. Here are a few tips to help you save both time and money: Take advantage of holiday gift card promotions- Many retailers and restaurants offer gift cards at a reduced rate, free gift cards with purchases, or offer free [...]

Tips to help you think outside of the box and save this holiday!

Tips to help you think outside of the box and save this holiday!

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take advantage of cash-back websites- Websites such as ebates.com and fatwallet.com pay you back a percentage of your purchase just for shopping at your favorite stores from their website. Take your savings a step further by comparing these websites at cashbackaholic.com to see which ones pay back the highest percentage. Use eBay- You can earn cash by selling things that you have lying [...]

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The holiday season should be a time of great joy as we celebrate and share gifts with friends and family. Unfortunately, it can be a time when crime becomes more prevalent. Staying alert and following a few simple tips this holiday season, will help make your holiday season a safe and happy one. Avoid wearing [...]

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 [...]