Did you know that one late payment can affect your credit score by as much as 20 points? To avoid late payments, set up your credit cards so that you pay the minimum amount due on the due date each month. This will keep you from being slapped with late charges or fines. And set a reminder on your calendar […]
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This weekend I’ve blocked off Sunday to finally get my taxes DONE. I’m embarrassed to admit that this is only the second year that I’ve prepared my own taxes. In the past my family’s accountant graciously tacked on my paperwork for a small fee. But last year I was cut off. For those of you considering doing your own the […]
If you didn’t buy a television during the crazy deals of the past holiday season and you’re in the market for one, March is the month for you. Why? Each January, the Consumer Electronics show is held in Las Vegas. This is when manufacturers announce the next wave of TVs with new bells and whistles, which will start hitting store […]
If you’ve finished and filed your taxes, you may be wondering when your much-anticipated refund check will show up in the mailbox. Thanks to a helpful online tool, there’s an easy way to find out.
Did you know running your dishwasher at night could cut down on your utility bills? Because many electric companies charge lower rates for off-peak usage (generally between 7 P.M. and noon) you can save some green by running large appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, etc.) during those hours. Try to avoid peak energy times as well—2 P.M. is generally when […]
In a press conference yesterday Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced a plan to stop delivering mail six days per week, cutting out delivery of first class mail on Saturdays. The change to the delivery schedule would cut an estimated $2 billion from the U.S. Postal Service budget, helping them get back on track financially. The proposed change wouldn’t go into […]
Food and drinks are often among the biggest expenses of a wedding and can take a major hit to your budget. So what’s a bride and groom to do with limited resources?
Teach your little ones the importance of charitable giving by creating a jar to store money for charity.
Contrary to popular belief, selling your home during the spring might not be your best option. Recent data from Redfin suggests that you should put your house on the market sooner than later. The real estate website found that 59.2% of homes listed for sale now actually sell versus 53.1% that sell during the summer. Additionally, houses that go on the […]
Getting flowers on Valentine’s Day is the ultimate treat—especially when those blooms are truly beautiful. So whether you’re nabbing flowers for your friend, mom, daughter, sweetheart—or yourself—here are four tips to keep in mind at the florist’s shop. 1. Choose flowers with some unopened buds. But avoid any tightly shut green buds, which were not given enough time to mature […]