Halloween may appear all but canceled under COVID, but don’t let that scare you. There’s still plenty of frightening fun (and savings) to be had. Prepare to mask up and read on for a list of Halloween activities that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Scare the Neighbors Halloween decorations are my favorite part… Read More


With summer almost over parents and students face the start of the new school year; well, kind of. The COVID-19 epidemic is driving school districts to look for alternatives to in-person learning, with some moving forward with online classes. This new format is sure to shake up your back-to-school shopping list, but it doesn’t have… Read More


With all that’s going on in the world, many people are re-evaluating their financial plans, and the often-advised emergency account feels much more necessary. Given this rapid shift, many people now find themselves wishing they’d built up their savings in more certain times. Fortunately, all is not as dire as it might seem. Even as… Read More


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and lovebirds everywhere will be opening their hearts – and their wallets – for their special someone. In fact, it’s estimated that this year people will spend a record $27.4 billion in the U.S. on cupid’s special day. And while that’s definitely an astounding figure, there’s no need… Read More


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