4 Alternative Ways to Make More Money on Your Savings

Posted by Adrienne on June 9, 2015

Savings accounts are paying dismally these days. Most are paying less than 1%. While you may be ok with the low rates given the safety of savings accounts you may also be looking for short term ways to earn more money. Yes you could earn more investing your money in the stock market or other […]

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How to Make Sense of Interest Rates, APYs and APRs

Posted by Amanda on April 29, 2015

Have you noticed that interest is not interest is not interest? There are so many different types of interest rates for finances that it gets a bit confusing (even for me). Honestly, before writing this article I didn’t know what each type of interest rate meant. For example, what is the difference between an APR […]

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How to Calculate Compound Interest

Posted by Don on March 18, 2015

Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe, which was supposedly said by Albert Einstein, though there is no proof that he actually said this. Nonetheless, compound interest is an amazing thing. Previously, I talked about how to calculate simple interest. Now, I am going to show you how to calculate compound interest. […]

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How to Calculate Simple Interest

Posted by Don on March 10, 2015

I get many questions about how to calculate interest. If you are trying to figure out simple interest, the calculation is, well, simple – no pun intended. If you want to calculate compound interest, that gets a little bit more involved. I’ll be writing about compound interest soon, so be sure to keep an eye […]

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Most of us sit down sometime around the new year, organize our finances, and create a budget for the upcoming year. We plan out our expenses and how much we want to save. Then, many of us either put the budget aside and never look at it again, or we follow along, exactly as planned. […]

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How to Have Fun with Food and Save Money Too

Posted by Kristen on August 4, 2014

I’m sure you have heard that old line, “Don’t play with your food.” As much as parents may often try to get their kids to stop playing with the foods on their plates and just eat, the kids somewhat have it right. Food is fun, and eating can be a really enjoyable fun experience. Many […]

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car

Posted by Don on June 16, 2014

Read most financial publications and they will speak to you about why you should never buy a new car. The total cost of a new car, including the depreciation is a waste of money. And don’t even suggest leasing a car. You’ll be banished quicker than Napoleon. I’m not here to tell you any of […]

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How to Save Money on Vitamins

Posted by Kristen on June 12, 2014

Multi-vitamins may cost money upfront, but they are worth it in the long run. Taking a daily multi-vitamin fills in the gaps of any vitamins or minerals you didn’t get throughout the day. Even the most health conscious people, still may be lacking in a certain vitamin on any given day. Each vitamin or mineral […]

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I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to save even more on our energy bills. Every year I take an overall audit of our spending (both natural gas and electricity) and try to beat our spending from the year before. This began in 2010 because of my need to know we had not […]

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Nest Thermostat Review of Savings: One Year Later

Posted by Madison on June 3, 2014

A year ago we looked into whether or not the Nest Learning Thermostat really saves money? It was pretty early on after our installation, so I thought it would be appropriate to see how it’s doing now that we have a year of data to show and find out is the Nest thermostat worth it? […]

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