It is that time of year again. The annual back to school shopping season has begun and without warning, shopping for the kids can easily become a budget buster if you’re not careful. Here are 10 ways to keep more cash in your pocket this fall.
Is Carrying Cash Safe?
In today’s fast paced and hi-tech world people are more and more not using carrying cash with them. There is a growing sense of concern when it comes to carrying cash for fear that it would increase the probability of being robbed. The fact is that cash robberies are not as common as you might
What Happened to My New Year’s Resolution?
We are almost half way through another year and I have been wondering lately how most of us are doing on are New Year’s resolutions. Most people make one of three declarations on New Year’s: I am going to lose weight, I am going to quit smoking or I am going to get out of debt. Then why is it
How to Say No…Even to Cheese Balls
A story about sticking to a budget and using cash On Saturday, our family went to Hickory Park in Ames, Iowa to take one of our daughters out for her birthday. It was a perfect cloudy day for eating out. Our daughter was full of excitement knowing that this treat was for her birthday and she
Tips on Christmas Spending
It is that time of year again, where we all come together to celebrate Christmas. Whether it is with family, office parties or Christmas Eve services at your local church, Christmas is a wonderful time of year. There are Christmas lights, pictures with Santa, long trips to see grandma and grandpa
The Truth About Credit Cards
I was reading an article recently that was talking about how great credit cards are, and how you can’t live life without them. It went on to explain how you need credit cards to rent a motel room, purchase goods or services online, pay for emergencies, etc. Although you can use a credit card for all