Some people use their tax money to pay off bills, others to make that much-needed purchase for something big, and others use it as “fun money.” For those who would prefer to use that tax refund as a way to make a wise investment, there’s the new Capital One 360. Formerly known as ING Direct, this banking service brings smart investments to everyday people. With no fees and no minimums, there’s nothing stopping you from opening up your own Capital One 360 account today!
Watch Your Money Grow at Capital One 360
As the website says, “if you save it, … Read More »
My attic and my basement can only hold so much, and after two kids, we’re nearing capacity. And with many of my friends and family members having children at the same time, they’re already outfitted with all the baby gear they need. I’m not going to be using it again and it seems such a waste to clear out all that outgrown gear, apparel, and other stuff and abandon it curbside for the garbage man to collect. Here are some other ideas I came up with that could help me AND help others.
The Great Trade-In Event at BabiesRUs
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Dying to redecorate your bedroom but too tight on your budget to get started? Making improvements and updates to a home can be pretty pricey, especially if you’re talking about an area that requires new appliances or hardware. Fortunately, your bedroom is not one of them. Redecorating a bedroom is easy to do on a pretty tight budget, especially if you’re willing to put in some sweat equity yourself!
Keep It Simple, Keep It Inexpensive
On a budget, you probably won’t have the ability to replace every single piece of furniture and décor that’s already in your bedroom. Sticking to … Read More »
Amid the flurry of all that back-to-school shopping you’re doing for school supplies and new clothes, you may not have thought about your budget for the school year yet. At the top of that school-year budget, most likely, is a line item for “Lunch Money.” Whether you pack lunches for your kids or send them with money to pick up something at the cafeteria, you’re spending more than you think of those mid-day meals. Cut down your costs all year long with these money-saving tips for less expensive school lunches.
Pack Lunch Yourself to Save
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Don’t want to spend a fortune on landscapers? But don’t want to let your lawn and garden get destroyed during the fall and winter seasons? Keep all your hard work of this past spring and summer safe with this handy checklist for fall gardening care, with tips from the DIY Network.
Why Garden for Fall?
You’ve got some time still, but as the weather cools you’re going to want to make sure the falling leaves and snow of the coming seasons don’t tear your lawn to shreds. Same thing goods for your garden, which can greatly benefit from the … Read More »
Hosting the holiday festivities on a budget can be a real killjoy if you let it bother you, or you don’t know how to stretch your dollar. But since so many of us are probably holding a tighter grip on the wallet this year, we’re just going to have to find a way to cook and enjoy our Thanksgiving turkeys for less this year. The good news is, it’s totally possible to host Thanksgiving on a budget, provided you follow these easy tips.
Exercise Portion Control
Instead of just estimating and buying the biggest bird you can find in the … Read More »
Have you ever wondered which home energy saving tips can actually save you the most money during the summer and winter months? We all know it takes a lot of energy to keep a decent size house (say 2,000-square feet under air) cool in the summer. The electric bill can easily top $200.00, especially with kids around.
Record temperatures all across the U.S. puts our nation's grid under tremendous amounts of stress. If you’ve been wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint and save your checking account from taking a beating at the same time read on because these … Read More »
Have you ever cancelled your TV subscription because of unfair fees? I know, silly question. Well, I was on the verge of canceling my DirecTV subscription until a very understanding customer service associate wiped out a fee charged to my account from DirecPath.
It all started with a stormy Wednesday night in July. It goes without saying that satellites and bad weather don’t mix. As a customer, I get it. I don’t get, however, the customer service procedures DirecPath uses on its customers who can’t get a signal due to bad weather. If I broke the primary leased receiver…I … Read More »
You see them in the aisles when you walk through the store, nestled closely to brand names you recognize. Generic products, these days, are available for nearly every brand-name product you buy. And as a culture, we’re trained to avoid them. The logos aren’t as flashy, there aren’t any recognizable characters decorating them, and they rarely offer us a free prize or mail-in rebate.
But the truth is, even without all that glitz and glamour, generic products are usually identical to the leading brands. I did a little research to see which products you can swap out in your shopping … Read More »