Should You Buy an Extended Warranty on a Car?

Posted by Don on July 22, 2015

For many purchases in life, the warranty that comes with the product from the manufacturer is sufficient. But there are times when you want an additional warranty on top of the standard warranty that the item comes with. While in many cases, the extended warranty is a money ploy for the retailer, there are times […]

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10 Things to Consider Before You Buy Something

Posted by Adrienne on July 13, 2015

Before I make any purchase I go through a series of questions. Here are 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make a Purchase. These questions and some additional considerations help me to decide if I need to make the purchase and how to do it most cost effectively. This process works for things both […]

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For the rest of time, the debate between buying a home versus renting will never be solved. This is because everyone has a unique set of circumstances and as a result, makes the decision a personal one. But let’s say that you do decide to buy a house. Do you know all of the costs […]

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6 Creative and Inexpensive Wedding Gift Ideas

Posted by Adrienne on May 6, 2015

If you’re in the time of your life where all your friends seem to be getting married en masse then you could easily spend a small fortune on wedding gifts. Here are some personal and frugal ideas that will be appreciated by the bride and groom without breaking the bank. (Photo Credit: pandameixiang/Flickr) Creative and […]

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We like to compare ourselves to others all of the time when it comes to finances. We see what our neighbors are driving and wonder how they can afford that. We see the private schools our friends send their children to and wonder how they can afford that. The problem with comparing yourself to others […]

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Don’t Be Fooled…

Posted by Madison on April 1, 2015

Happy April Fools’ Day! Most of you will be on the lookout for practical jokes today. Years ago, I shared The Best (and Worst) April Fools’ Day Joke that ever took place in my family. Since most of us are on the lookout today, we will avoid being fooled by the practical jokers in our […]

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How often have you gone to the mall not intending to buy anything, yet you walk out with bags of stuff? If you are like most others, this has happened to you more than a few times. The question is why does this happen? The simple answer is that marketers get us to spend. They […]

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make a Purchase

Posted by Kristen on January 20, 2015

We often don’t go a week or even a day without making some type of purchase. But for all of those times we make a purchase, how often do you think about it before you make it? Whether it’s a pack of gum or a new car, there are some questions you should ask yourself […]

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Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before You Sign the Lease

Posted by Kristen on August 14, 2014

If you’re going to be renting an apartment or home, it isn’t something to just jump into. Before signing the lease, there are many things you need to learn about your potential home that can impact your finances along with your quality of life. Here are questions to ask your landlord before signing the lease: […]

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Tips to Control Spending When Both Spouses are Spenders

Posted by Adrienne on June 19, 2014

We recently covered 5 Ways to Save Money When Your Spouse is a Spender. However, how do you save money when both spouses are spenders? Let’s tackle another money relationship question on our path to help you manage money in your marriage: What do you do if both you and your spouse are spenders? Photo […]

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