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Focus on Family: How to Budget for a New Car Together

Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

It has probably been a few years since you and your spouse purchased a new car. In fact, the old one you drive around day to day is probably starting to show its age. You think about how it might be nice to get into one of this year’s new car models. As with any […]



How to Curb an Online Shopping Addiction

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Sure, online shopping is a form of therapy for a lot of us, and when done with caution, it can be a perfectly safe way to cope with negativity and lift spirits. But as this article points out, frequent online shopping can also develop into an addiction that leads to financial trouble. Whether you feel […]



First Car Freebies: How to Negotiate on Your First Sale

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Buying your first car can be both an exciting and frightening experience. Other than a house, a car is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy, and ending up with a lemon or paying too much can ruin your enjoyment of the car, as well as potentially be a financial disaster for you. So […]



Balanced Budget: 4 Ways to Reach Equilibrium

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Having a budget is one of the most critical keys to maintaining healthy finances. In its simplest form, a budget is nothing more than debits and credits. Total expenses are subtracted from total income to give you your monthly financial snapshot. If you have made an effective budget, the number left after expenses have been […]



4 Crucial Ways To Save Money After A Car Accident

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

Even if your car is wrecked, it doesn’t have to wreck you. Car accidents can be expensive. Sadly, there may be some expenses that are unavoidable, but there definitely are some expenses that can be avoided. Consider the following tips in the event you find yourself in a wreck. Assumptions Do not assume you are […]



Had a Serious Injury? 6 Tips For Saving Money On Medical Expenses

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Many patients learn the hard way that their health, worker’s compensation and auto accident insurance policies don’t cover all the medical expenses that can be related to a serious injury. Plans also can often have high deductibles and the approval and appeal processes for claims can take a long time. Things like this can really […]



Better Ways to Afford a Nursing Home for Your Parents on a Budget

Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

One of the biggest expenses you might ever face is paying for nursing home care for your elderly or disabled parents. Many adult children become responsible for their parents’ care-related expenses after their parents become ill and reveal that they either failed to save enough money for assisted care, or experienced hardships that destroyed their […]



Big Plans – Tips and Tricks to Save for Your Future

Friday, August 26, 2016, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

We all talk about planning for our future, which includes saving money for a home purchase or putting enough money away to retire. Unfortunately, saving money can be difficult. You may not feel like you have enough every week to put the smallest amount away, but there are ways to save at least a few […]



Simple Things You Can Do To Save On Large Purchases

Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

Everyone has to make a few large purchases at some point in their life, but that does not mean you always have to pay full price. Whether you are buying a car, home appliance or a house, you can always find a way to save some money. These are five simple things you can do […]



4 Money Saving Repairs You Didn’t Know About

Friday, August 19, 2016, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

Sometimes replacing things is better than repairing them. Other times, repairing items is the more economical choice, especially items that are more cost-effective to fix than to replace. Below are four things you should be repairing around your home. Computer Most everyone uses has a home computer in this day and age, but many still […]