A growing number of men and women are turning their backs on the corporate 9–5 positions and are opting instead to work from home. In making this change, doing your homework is a must. Assessing the skills you possess that may be used in a work from home business is a good first start, followed with tailoring those skills to meet the needs of your chosen home business. But what do you do if you're not sure which home business is meant for you? Here are five ideas for turning your ... Continue Reading
Shopping smarter means using coupons, shopping online, and joining rewards programs.
Gaining nearly as much acceptance as going green, shopping smart has become the new normal and a practice that is gaining in popularity; even the reality television explosion includes shows on saving big. Whether you are a novice at couponing or a certified coupon queen, there are significant savings to be had if you take a comprehensive and organized approach to your shopping. The largest areas of focus are couponing, both online and through print media; online shopping, to take advantage of ... Continue Reading
Learn more about Cyber Monday and why you should be shopping.
Just about everyone knows about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. People getting up before the sun to get to the stores in hopes of grabbing that unbelievable deal on the must have Christmas list item. Most people I know are Black Friday shoppers, but are you a Cyber Monday shopper too? Cyber Monday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. The term "Cyber Monday" was coined by Shop.org (a division of the National Retailers Federation) when a spike in sales was noticed ... Continue Reading
Teach your kids how to spend and save their pocket money.
There really are no hard and fast pocket money rules that parents and kids everywhere should follow. Your family's pocket money rules will depend on the preferences and needs of your own particular family. However, it's generally a good idea for kids to have some sort of pocket money, even from as young of an age as four or five. Having a their own money to spend allows children to understand spending and saving, and the value of a dollar. Although there aren't set rules, here are some things ... Continue Reading
Here are five reasons why you should cut up your credit cards today and take charge of your finances.
Maybe you are the type of person who always pays your credit card balance in full before the end of your billing cycle, and enjoys the reward points you gain. But if you are part of the majority of Americans who owe $9300.00 or more on credit cards, it may be time to cut up your credit cards. Here are five reasons why you should cut up your credit cards today and take charge of your money. 1. You will never get out of debt. Let’s face it, without self control when it comes to your ... Continue Reading