7 Christmas Shopping Tips To Save You Money

7 Christmas Shopping Tips To Save You Money

With Christmas soon approaching, many of us are busy preparing for our favorite time of the year. Data shows that American consumers plan to spend over $1,000 each on Christmas gifts this year–$936 on gifts to others and $140 in gifts for themselves. No matter what your income or what kind of budget you’re workingRead article

Know Your Stuff Mobile App

Know Your Stuff Mobile App

The free mobile app Know Your Stuff from the Insurance Information Institute is a valuable tool to keep track of all your stuff. If you have a theft or fire, you’ll need proof of what you own. Take photos to document all your belongings and the app helps you categorize them and provides a dashboardRead article

Shop for Car Insurance

Shop for Car Insurance

Have you heard the ad about saving 15% on your car insurance in 15 minutes? Well, it may take you an hour, but here are some step to shop for a better rate on your car insurance: Go to the website of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners at naic.org and find the link to your state insurance department’sRead article

Finding Cheap Airline Flights

Finding Cheap Airline Flights

You’ll find the cheapest airfares when you book 50-100 days before the day of your flight. Sunday is also the cheapest day to purchase a ticket. A study by the research group Airlines Reporting Corporation found that travelers who did both saved an average of $110 per ticket. Other tips: Watch for sales, which are usually announcedRead article

Free Credit Report

Free Credit Report

The end of the year is a good time to remember to get your free credit report. Although the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 gives you the right to a free credit report once a year, only 4% of us get it. You can claim your report once every 12 months atRead article

Discount Gift Cards at GiftCardGranny.com

Discount Gift Cards at GiftCardGranny.com

Gift Card Granny is a site where you can find gift cards at a discount on the secondary market. You can shop for cards that are as much as 20% off the value of the card. Also available as a mobile app.

Items to Buy at a Dollar Store

Items to Buy at a Dollar Store

Here is a list of items you should always buy at a dollar store. Their quality and price is better than what you’ll find at other stores. Although some items at a dollar store may not be as well made as brand name items, that isn’t true for all of them. Knowing the right thingsRead article

A College Student’s Guide to Saving Money on Food

A College Student’s Guide to Saving Money on Food

For a busy college student—or anyone else who has a busy schedule–it’s difficult to eat fast, healthy, and on a budget. But here are some ideas that may help. If your budget is 15 cents and day, your only answer may be Ramen Noodles. Oatmeal is also fast, filling, and affordable. If you live onRead article

VidAngel: Watch Movies Without Violence and Swearing

VidAngel: Watch Movies Without Violence and Swearing

With VidAngel, you can stream movies for a dollar a night and filter out things your family doesn’t want to see. VidAngel was created by an entrepreneur who believes that individuals, in the privacy of their homes, should have the personal freedom to filter out the violence, sex, language, etc. that your family doesn’t want toRead article

Keep Your Paid-off Car for 1 More Year

Keep Your Paid-off Car for 1 More Year

Some people go shopping for a new car as soon as they pay off their current car. They trade in the old car and start the whole process over, keeping them in a vicious cycle of making car payments. But, what if you kept your car for a year after it was paid off insteadRead article

How Much Do You Spend Eating Out?

How Much Do You Spend Eating Out?

According to the National Restaurant Association, the average American household spends $2,678 eating at restaurants. That’s about $223 per month! The truth is that most of us probably eat out more often than we should. According the U.S. Commerce Department, as of March 2015, Americans now spend more at restaurants than they do at grocery stores. How toRead article

Cancel Cable TV and Save $1,000 a Year

Cancel Cable TV and Save $1,000 a Year

How much do you spend on cable TV? According to Yahoo! Finance, the average cable bill is about $99 per month. That’s $1,188 per year. Some families find they can cancel their cable and are satisfied with other much less expensive options. For example, a $60 Roku Box gives you access to unlimited television with Hulu andRead article

Cut Your Cell Phone Bill in Half

Cut Your Cell Phone Bill in Half

Many people nowadays are paying nearly $700 for the newest phone—and some people are even renting phones for a monthly fee as well. If your phone is so expensive that you have to lease it, you can’t really afford it. Phones are are much less expensive work just fine. What’s worse,American consumers are paying way too much forRead article

6 Best Credit Cards For Rewards In 2016

6 Best Credit Cards For Rewards In 2016

Find out which credit cards are best for rewards (cash back, airline miles, points, etc.).  Read the article “The 6 Best Credit Cards For Rewards In 2016.”

Where Kids Eat Free in the Northwest

Where Kids Eat Free in the Northwest

Thrifty NW Mom has published a list of restaurants in the Northwest that offer a Kids Eat Free (or cheap) promo. The listing shows each location by days of the week. Download your Kids Eat Free Listing here and save it to your computer and then print it out and keep it on your fridge, inRead article