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.
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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 […]
Coming almost directly on the heels of paying off that holiday debt, Valentine’s Day has started to feel like a mini-Christmas. When I worked in an educational toy store during school, I was surprised by how many people bought rather pricey Valentine’s Day gifts for their kids. I can only imagine what they were spending on their significant others. So, […]
Yesterday, I did all of my food-shopping for the week. And since my husband and I rarely eat out, it was a pretty large haul. (After all, groceries are typically always cheaper than a meal at a restaurant.) So it wasn’t until I had left the store that I ran my eyes over the receipt. Everything seemed to match up […]
My dad has mad skills when it comes to negotiating. I’ve seen him name his price for cars and clothing, among other things. Aside from food, I’m not really sure if he’s ever paid the designated retail price for anything. (I exaggerate—but only a little bit.) I always have good intentions to haggle for a better deal, but often get […]