10 Easy Ways to Reduce your Impact & Save Money

Today is Earth Day. I’m fired up, and you’re welcome to join me. Let’s make it more than just a token day that we forget about tomorrow. Let’s make it Earth Week, Earth Year, and even Earth Lifetime. And…save some money in the process. If you fall into the bucket of those who have a conscience … Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Reduce your Impact & Save Money

9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

As many people know, building credit is more of a marathon rather than a sprint. There are a few strategies that can raise your score pretty quickly with minimal effort. Credit scores help lenders assess risk when issuing loans. A higher credit score (lower risk) typically means reduced interest rates, better credit card offers, and … Continue reading 9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

When ‘FREE’ Isn’t Really Free: Beware of Free Trial Offers

We’ve all seen ads for a product or subscription with a free trial and thought, “Why not?” Here’s why not: What appears to be a free trial can add up to much more. Most free trials require consumers to enter their card information. This is used to cover future costs if you forget to end … Continue reading When ‘FREE’ Isn’t Really Free: Beware of Free Trial Offers

12 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Return

Saving money is sort of like eating healthy. You know you should do more of it, but it's very hard to resist making spur-of-the-moment choices that make you happier now but worse off later, like eating 4 brownies. A tax refund gives you a great chance to set yourself in a better position for the … Continue reading 12 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Return

9 Ways to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day Date Night

A friendly reminder for everyone who is in a relationship, or not in a relationship, the love holiday is right around the corner! 🙂 😦 For most couples, this is a time to show your significant other that you truly love them by showering them with roses, chocolates, or a candlelight dinner. However, for others, they would … Continue reading 9 Ways to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day Date Night

Strategies For Paying Off Debt

Consumer debt is an extremely contradictory part of our personal finances: it’s at once common and incredibly personal. According to numerous sources, the majority of US adults owe money in some way, shape or form—and yet what this consumer debt represents can vary drastically from person to person. To some, a debt might signify a … Continue reading Strategies For Paying Off Debt

How To Successfully Research Stocks

Researching a stock is a lot like shopping for a car. You can base a decision solely on technical specs, but it’s also important to consider how the ride feels on the road, the manufacturer’s reputation and whether the color of the interior will camouflage dog hair. Investors have a name for that type of … Continue reading How To Successfully Research Stocks