Halloween’s greatest trick? Getting Americans to spend more than $9 billion annually on the candy-coated holiday. But here’s the treat: with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of creativity, you can celebrate this season without ghosting your family’s budget. Boo it Yourself Americans spend $3.2 billion on Halloween costumes annually; followed by $2.7 billion… Read More


It’s April, and that means it’s time to celebrate the two most significant periods of the year: tax season and Earth Day. It may be too late to change your paycheck withholdings to score a bigger 2018 tax return, but it’s never too late to save money and lower your carbon footprint. Take a fresh… Read More


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air and bank accounts are on high alert. While over half of Americans celebrate the Hallmark holiday, the average person will spend $143.56 on gifts. That means U.S. consumers will spend a total of $19.6 billion on Feb. 14. Despite what the candy, floral and… Read More


Are you suffering from the pressure of post-holiday spending? You’re not alone. Temptation to spend was at an all-time high last year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse, holiday sales increased 5.1% to more than $850 billion in 2018. What’s more, USA Today reported that Americans were spending a whopping 90% of their income (NINETY PERCENT of… Read More


Believe it or not, fall presents one of the best times to save some serious cash on travel, energy costs and more. Here are seven incredibly easy money saving tips to get you started: Say no to Pumpkin Spice Lattes When the leaves fall and the weather cools, there’s something very enticing about popping into… Read More


While many believe there are only four seasons, there is a very real fifth season that runs from mid-Fall to Spring. No, I’m not talking about Football, which is arguably the best season. I’m talking about the cold and flu season. You can bathe yourself in hand sanitizer, Clorox all surfaces, and live inside a bubble,… Read More


Yes, weddings can be extremely expensive (see our bride and groom tips here). But believe it or not, wedding season can also cost guests a lot. In fact, guests typically spend anywhere from $300 to over $1,000 per wedding. Now multiply that a few times across wedding season and you’ve got yourself a seriously expensive… Read More


Graduating from college and launching a life of your own is an exciting, and slightly scary, time. It might be the first time you’ve been financially independent, earning a living and making decisions about how to spend your money. Now that you have an increased income, the temptation may be to spend your money on… Read More