While many of us are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends, this year’s holiday feast could be more expensive than ever. Experts predict that your Thanksgiving meal will cost 13.5% more than last year, with a staggering 73% increase in the price per pound of turkey. The price of butter is also up 32% compared to 2021.  Despite… Read More


According to the most recent Consumer Price Index report, food prices have risen 11.4 percent from August 2021 to August 2022. In the same year, common food items have drastically increased including eggs, which went up by 39.8 percent, and butter, which rose by 24.6 percent. As the cost of groceries continues to rise, we’ve… Read More


The COVID-19 pandemic offers us some valuable insights in making our finances more resilient. A few trends have emerged in saving, spending, and investment habits during this time, and today, we’re passing on some of the best lessons we’ve learned.… Read More


If you feel a dollar short and constantly bogged down by debt, you’re not alone. According to reported data, consumer debt reached a record $14.88 trillion last year. In the spirit of Independence Day, we’re here to offer four tips to get you on the path to financial freedom. 1. Eliminate unproductive debt Not all… Read More


Raising enough cash for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for homebuyers. According to some estimates, it can take up to 15 years for people to save towards the purchase of a home, especially with conventional mortgages, which require anywhere between 5 to 20 percent down. If you’re trying to buy a $400,000… Read More


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


Challenging times can inspire us to strengthen community ties and support recovery efforts, together. They can also inspire people to evaluate their lives and take better care of themselves — 80 percent of Americans say they intend to incorporate self-care into their daily routines more regularly after COVID-19. Given the pandemic’s economic impact, it’s not… 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


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