Category: Saving Money

Looking for ways to save money and improve your financial situation? Our comprehensive guide on saving money is packed with articles and resources to help you make the most of your finances. From budgeting tips and frugal living ideas to investment strategies and debt management advice, we’ve got all the tools you need to achieve your financial goals.

Be Prepared for Negotiating Car Prices

Auto dealers have a pat repertoire of questions designed to pigeon-hole potential car buyers into long-term finance agreements. Regardless of your previous car buying experience, or whether you are looking to buy new, used, or lease, understanding key questions frequently used by auto dealers, as well as pertinent answers, will strengthen your negotiating power: Questions … Continue reading Be Prepared for Negotiating Car Prices

The Teacher Tax Deduction

Teachers and other educators should save their receipts when buying classroom supplies that are unreimbursed, since they may deduct up to $250 of it on their taxes. This tax break originally expired at the end of 2004, but was recently renewed. Eligible educators include K-12 teachers, instructors, counselors, principals, and aides. In addition, they need to … Continue reading The Teacher Tax Deduction

529 College Savings Plans

Qualified Tuition Programs (QTPs), officially referred to as a “529 plan,” is an excellent way to save for your children’s college. This state-sponsored plan, available in every state, lets you, grandparents, relatives, or anybody else contribute at any time. The interest is all tax-free, and when the student draws out money for college, it is … Continue reading 529 College Savings Plans

Investing for Retirement

People are living to be older than they did even just a few generations ago. As a result, they either need to work longer or save more so they can enjoy a carefree and active retirement. Unless you can count on a large inheritance, you will need to find some way to supplement your Social … Continue reading Investing for Retirement

Investing Begins with Savings

How do you start investing money? The key to investing is savings. An effective savings strategy coupled with a smart investing strategy will help you to meet your financial goals. Every dollar saved now helps you to control your current consumption by which the size of the income that you think will be required for retirement … Continue reading Investing Begins with Savings

Emergency Money

Keeping a budget is not enough. Life always hands us surprises and we often end up with expenses we did not plan for. Because of this there should be another aspect of your financial picture. That other aspect is called emergency money. Emergency Money Emergency money is money that you put away not as an investment and not … Continue reading Emergency Money

Saving Cash for an Emergency

The unexpected may happen at any time, and that is why it is important to save some money in case of an emergency. You never know what may happen to your job, family, or health, so it is financially smart to always be prepared. An emergency fund, or rainy day fund, is a savings fund that … Continue reading Saving Cash for an Emergency

International Adoption — How to Cost-effectively Adopt a Child from Overseas

As more couples finish their “biological” families, or are unable to conceive biologically, often they turn to international adoption as an alternate method to grow their families. Walk through any mall or McDonald’s, and you will likely see a Chinese girl or Guatemalan boy in the arms of a blond-haired, blue eyed mom or dad. … Continue reading International Adoption — How to Cost-effectively Adopt a Child from Overseas

Saving Money For Kids

Lets face it — its expensive having kids. From the beginning, buying clothes and diapers, to later in life paying for school and college, can make it difficult to save money.  To help you save money if you have kids, here are some spending and saving tips and advice. Also, along with saving money, it’s critical … Continue reading Saving Money For Kids