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There are several factors that go into choosing your wedding location - convenience, appearance, and theme, for example. Since it's important to take these points into account - here are some tips for getting started! Convenience First, think about how many guests you plan on accommodating. A big part of finding a wedding venue is whether or not you want the ceremony to take...more
When was the last time you could look at your bank account statement without cringing? If you just can't help yourself the moment you step into the supermarket or the mall, you might have a spending problem. In turn, this can negatively influence everything from your finances to your marriage."It takes some discipline to avoid impulse buying," David Aron, associate professor...more
While the gorgeous weather of spring and summer will soon be upon us, one thing that most homeowners don't look forward to in the new seasons is a higher electric bill. Whether your air conditioner is running non-stop, you're taking longer showers or running fans throughout the day, you may begin to notice a major spike in your utility bills. Luckily, there are a...more
If you aren't exactly money savvy, you might be one of the many people who has to live with credit card debt on a daily basis. There's a certain amount of appeal that comes with credit cards - you can spend now and pay later. However, it's not uncommon for account holders to slip up and fall behind when it comes to making up for the cash they spend. Over time, credit card...more
Tax season is here, so you might want to get started now, rather than wait till the last minute. The tax process can be frustrating and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be if you know what you're doing. Even if you're an old pro at doing your taxes, there were changes made during 2013 that may require you to do a few things differently. Here are some tips that you should...more
Do you or a loved one have a lot of student debt to contend with? It can be a daunting prospect, depending on how much money you owe. However, bringing your debts down to zero doesn't have to be such a difficult task. With the right know-how and efficient financial planning, you could be well on your way to a debt-free life! First, you'll need to find out exactly how much...more
In today's environmentally-aware culture, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to cut down on their daily energy usage. Whether it's finding new methods of recycling or installing green improvements in the home, these initiatives reduce energy consumption while also helping people save more money. In particular, practicing fuel efficient driving on the road is a major...more
Buying a house is a big investment, and while you may be eager to start your new life and establish your roots, there are a few key questions that you should ask before making the financial leap. How much did the previous owner pay? Hribar.com suggests asking the seller how much he or she paid for it. The original price is on public record, and knowing the cost will allow...more
After a few years, you may be starting to notice the age of your computer - even the most well-kept systems can slow down and lose battery life fairly quickly once they reach a certain age. If you're fed up with slow browsing or frequent crashes, it may be time to invest in a new desktop or laptop computer. Prices have gone down over the past several years, so you may be able...more
Impulse buys are okay every now and then, but those tiny concessions you make can add up pretty quickly if you're not careful. Credit cards and saved information on websites you frequent make spending even easier. If you're trying to get your finances in order, cutting impulse purchases out of your life can save a ton of money in the long run. But how do you resist temptation...more