Enjoy a Frugal Easter Celebration

Easter is a time of great joy and celebration. It’s a time of family get-togethers, gifts and lots of food. It’s also a time where family members dress up, and if you have children that often means buying them an Easter Sunday outfit. All of this, particularly so close to the Christmas and New Year’s [...]

Quick and Cheap Easter Decoration Ideas

Easter is one of the most fun holidays to decorate for because of the beautiful spring colors that represent Easter. Pastels, bright, vivid pinks, blues, purples and oranges – it’s all wonderful. And decorating for Easter helps put us in the mood for spring, particularly after a long and cold winter. However, we don’t all [...]

Frugal Easter Break Ideas

Tired of looking at grey skies? Tired of wearing heavy sweaters, coats and mittens? Longing to get away? Easter break is the perfect time! And if you’re on a budget, or just don’t want to spend a fortune on your getaway, consider these five frugal Easter break ideas. 1. Be extremely flexible. You can find [...]

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Save You Money

New Year’s Eve is a time for partying and reminiscing about the year gone by. On New Year’s Day, our thoughts turn to new year’s resolutions. We start thinking of changes that we can make that will make our lives better. People make different kinds of resolutions depending on what issues they face in their [...]

Sell Unwanted Christmas Gifts and Make Money

You know that old saying that’s on everyone’s lips at Christmastime: “It’s better to give than to receive.” Still, most of us rather enjoy getting gifts. But sometimes we get gifts that we won’t use, or can’t wear, or just aren’t particularly fond of. Our first thought is usually to return the unwanted gift to [...]

Spent Too Much Over the Holidays? Ways to Earn Extra Cash

During the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of giving. That’s not such a bad thing in and of itself. But all too often, we get a little too carried away and end up spending more than we can afford to spend. It’s easy to do, especially when you use credit [...]

New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

A new year is certainly something to celebrate. Yet New Year’s Eve parties have become much more scarce than they once were. It’s a safe bet that one of the biggest reasons for this trend is our shrinking budgets. What many people do not realize is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to [...]

Top Tips for Refinancing Your Mortgage

Many banks and financial advisors are trumpeting the benefits of refinancing your mortgage at a time when interest rates are fairly low. But there are some things to keep in mind which will make your pursuit of a better mortgage go smoother. Look at your current situation – Ask yourself why you want to refinance [...]

Top Tips for Staying Fit for Less

Keeping in shape is not only good for your ego; it is also good for your health and longevity. Many people join a gym to stay fit, but not everyone can afford to do so – especially when some of them can be a bit pricey. In addition to working out regularly, eating healthy is [...]

Difference between Saving and Investing

When you think about managing your money well, two terms usually come up: saving and investing. While you know those are important aspects of managing your money, you might not be certain of what the difference is. If you are confused about those two terms, rest assured that you have good reason to be confused. [...]

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