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Flying continues to be one of the most expensive forms of travel. While you may not stumble into the incredible deals that you could have found 10 or 15 years ago, it's still possible to bring down your final bill. If you're itching to go on vacation, there are a few techniques you'll want to try out to see if you can find cheaper tickets. 1. Be flexible. Airlines know that...more
There's an age-old conundrum that many of us have had a hard time negotiating - how can you keep up with the latest fashion trends without having to spend an arm and a leg? It seems like these two ideas simply can't come together. The hottest clothing must cost more money, right? Although that's certainly one way of staying up-to-date with fashion, it's by no means the only...more
Attempting to put your home up for sale in the current real estate market can be especially challenging. Potential buyers are demanding more from sellers than ever before, looking for houses that offer the maximum value for the minimum price. While you might feel that your house is in good shape, you might want to consider cost-effective design strategies that will bring more...more
If you're trying to save money, having a savings account can be incredibly helpful. Not only does it ensure that your money is protected, but most banks pay some amount of interest on the account balance. Granted, it tends to be a relatively low percentage, but it's better than nothing! Opening a savings account is a relatively simple task, though there are a few things...more
If you've been thinking about doing your taxes, you may be confused about the number of forms that seem to be are out there. However, the process doesn't have to be so difficult. In fact, the most common tax forms are fairly simple to understand, and once you do, you may find that filing your taxes on your own is actually pretty easy. Here are some of the most common forms...more
At some point, most children start to receive an allowance. This may not be very much - perhaps it's their age in dollars every one or two weeks - but it's still the perfect opportunity to teach a young one how to spend money responsibly. After all, if your kid wants a new videogame, he or she is going to have to wait a while to earn the money for it! But you can take this one...more
Getting your finances under control is a task that requires constant attention. If you're not careful with your spending, your money could slip through your fingers fairly quickly. According to Get Rich Slowly, one of the most important things you can do after meeting your basic needs and cutting back on spending is setting up an emergency fund. There are many good reasons to...more
When tax season starts to rear its ugly head, you may start to feel slightly overwhelmed at the prospect, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with filing then taxes on your own. Luckily, accountants are here to save the day - they'll help you prepare your taxes and can ensure that you receive the best possible refund. There are plenty of accountants out there, so...more
Just because you're trying to lessen your spending doesn't mean you can't have a great time with your family. In fact, you may be surprised just how many family fun activities are available that won't cost you a dime. If you've been looking for something to do on a weekend afternoon, check your local newspaper or community website - there are plenty of great ways to keep you...more
Chances are, you have a few friends who have children around the same age as yours. Even better is if they happen to be separated by two or three years. Given how quickly kids grow, you may find yourself heading out to buy them new clothing a lot more than you'd initially anticipated, which can cost quite a bit as time goes on. This is where your friends come into play!...more