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What to Do If Your Cable TV Bill is Too High

Cable companies are a supreme example of a natural monopoly. They’re the easiest example for economics professors to use, because, due to structural conditions, only a few competitors can exist in any cable market. Often, there is only one option that consumers can choose. The consumer has no leverage and is thus at the mercy of the cable company. Over the years, the price of cable has increased significantly. Luckily, other forms of technology and media have grown as well, leading to a shift i...
Tags: Verizon, Saving Money, Expenses, Marketing, Netflix, Dish Network, Hulu, DirecTV, Money Tips, Netflix Hulu Plus

How to Cash a Check If You Don’t Have a Checking Account

For many people, it can be difficult to imagine living without a checking account. But it’s the reality for the roughly 8% of Americans who are living “unbanked,” meaning they have no bank account whatsoever. In addition, a total of 28.3% of Americans are either unbanked or underbanked, which means they rely on alternatives to banks for financial services like check cashing. Unfortunately, living without a checking account is costly. Nearly every available service for cashing checks will impose...
Tags: Marketing, Walmart, Bank, Make Money, MoneyGram, Money Tips

Safety Hazards: 5 Dangerous Kids Toys You Should Avoid Buying at All Costs

Who knew that cute Cabbage Patch doll or amazingly cool (according to your seven-year-old) Black Panther smash glove was actually serious hazards to your child? Unfortunately, it’s true. There are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Toys, Parenting, Money Tips

The Importance of Getting Thrifty

Being financially responsible throughout life can lead to less stress and fewer worries. One way to put this into practice is to get thrifty. You can either sell your used items, or buy used from someone else. If you put in some time, you’ll find that being thrifty is an excellent way to save money. One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure My friend and his wife recently got married and received all king size products from their wedding registry — a fitted mattress, sheets, and comforter....
Tags: Craigslist, Ebay, Marketing, Budgeting, Frugality, Money Tips

4 Must-Have Items for Making Moving Much More Efficient and Enjoyable

Moving home is an exciting time as you are embarking on a new adventure in different surroundings but the physical act of moving all your possessions is not something that many of us enjoy. There are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Moving, Money Tips

How to be Financially Responsible and Still Fun to be Around

You're reading How to be Financially Responsible and Still Fun to be Around, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It can be hard to save money right now - wage growth is slow, everyday expenses are greater than they used to be and for many people, saving up for a housing deposit is a distant pipe dream. A lot of people think that saving money for the big purchases in life like a h...
Tags: Featured, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Money And Finance, Pickthebrain, Money Tips, Financially Responsible

How A Home Barrier Can Keep Mom Worry Free

A fence is a wonderful barrier to protect your home. A fence can come in a lot of various style types to compliment your home. It can become a do-it-yourself project or be a professional job for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Home Security, Money Tips

6 Things You Should Never Buy at Sam’s Club

Early in our relationship, my husband and I used to go shopping together at our local Sam’s Club. (Clearly, we knew how to get the romance going.) I was new to warehouse club shopping and made the mistake of thinking that anything for sale within the huge store must be cheaper than at other stores. After a couple of bad missteps — such as not finishing the ginormous container of strawberries before they went bad, and discovering that each razor replacement in the 12-pack I bought were the same ...
Tags: Marketing, Sam, Costco, Frugality, Junior, Jim Gaffigan, Forbes, Wal Mart, Money Tips, Shopping Smart

5 Gifts Ideas for the Host of a Party

When you’re going to a party that is being hosted at someone’s home, it’s always polite to provide the host with a gift. After all, this person is going out of their way to open their door to you and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Gifts, Money Tips, Host of a Party

Are You Prepared To Buy or Build That New Dream Home?

When building your dream home, you want to make sure that it’s a place you absolutely love. This will be a place that is exclusive to you and your family. It could be on the lakefront or close... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Texas, Budget, Parenting, Mortgage, Money Tips

Four Ways To Boost The Family Budget

As a busy, working mom it can often feel that you’re just treading water financially. Pay day always seems a week too far away and you aren’t able to start that savings account for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Making Money, Money Tips, Family Budget

3 Ways to Save Money When Going Out to Dinner

When trying to save money, going out to dinner becomes a real treat. This one is about going out for a great meal, having some fun while keeping your wallet in mind. It takes a little planning and a bit of work, but with some clever strategies, you can still enjoy a good night out. 1. Family Fun Tons of restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of adult entrees. There are websites dedicated to helping you find these restaurants in your area. Check around online and keep a list of...
Tags: Saving Money, Marketing, Money Tips

Were You Injured on the Road? Here Are 5 Types of Damages You Can Recover

Being involved in a car accident is no small thing. You may spend weeks or months recovering, and some people suffer injuries that are so severe they will never fully recover. It’s easy to feel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Road, Car Accident, Money Tips

Why We Read Money Tips But Never Become Rich

Like you, I read many articles on the topic of personal finance. And more often than not, I come across tips on how we can save and earn more money. The article will say something like “do this and you will become rich.” Some of these article may be from someone you trust, while others make so much sense that you want to try the tactic even if you don’t know who wrote it. Some of the articles are so persuasive that you might even dream about becoming rich after you read them. But what happens a...
Tags: Advice, Marketing, Index Funds, Money Tips, Money Beliefs

Two Months Salary? Not on Engagement Rings

We have all seen the commercials, sappy and blurry, that declare two months of salary is the appropriate amount to spend on engagement rings. Are they nuts?! A much better investment of that money is called a down payment if you ask me. Fortunately, there are ways to get a beautiful engagement ring for much less and frankly. So if your fiancee is demanding you spend that much on a ring, you may want to think things through a bit more. 1. Save money with an heirlooms engagement ring. The b...
Tags: Saving Money, Marketing, Money Tips, Gemological Institute of America GIA

How I Save Money on All Types of Sporting Events

I’m a huge sports fan, increasingly so as I get older. Maybe I just love the thrill of competition, maybe I enjoy watching humans do unbelievable physical acts, or maybe it just makes me feel younger. It’s probably a little of all of them, but I love sports. Like most guys, I enjoy sitting in my favorite armchair and watching a great game unfold on my big screen high definition TV, but there’s nothing like seeing a game live. Some of my best childhood memories are from sporting events. I rememb...
Tags: Minnesota, Marketing, Lifestyle, NFL, Budgeting, Minnesota Vikings, Major League Baseball, Frugality, Minnesota Twins, Rochester Minnesota, Money Tips, Met Stadium, All Types of Sporting Events, RCTC, Hockey Rochester Ice Hawks

How to Recover from a Blown Budget

Have you ever had a week (or maybe two) when your spending got out of hand? My last two weeks have been like that. I had major family obligations to deal with, I started helping more at my dad’s business, and I took on another small freelance job — all within the same week. Life got crazy. Needless to say, I let overwhelm take over, and my money pretty much flew out the window. When it comes to budgeting, falling off track is a common problem. Here’s how I’ve recovered from my overspend, and ho...
Tags: Marketing, Budgeting, Frugality, Money Tips

7 Ways to Ensure Your Honeymoon is (Financially) Romantic

Your first moments alone as husband and wife are some of the most important moments you’ll ever spend together. Many couples start planning for their honeymoon six to eight months ahead of time. This may seem like it’s too early, but when it comes to proper planning, there’s no such thing. The longer you wait, the more you risk losing out on the best spots for romance. You can’t chance someone else stealing the prime cabin on your perfect ship! You also could lose loads of cash by not starting ...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Tripadvisor, Google Maps, Caribbean, Budget Travel, Expedia, Priceline, Vrbo, Money Tips

7 Creative Ways to Save Money Every Month

Last we checked, money still hasn’t started growing on trees yet. Not in our yard, anyway. So we decided to experiment and see if we could find some new ways to save the same old money. Our experiments were a success. We’ve saved on nearly every one, and I’m thrilled to show you how we did it. 1. Switching grocery stores. We used to shop at Walmart. Now we shop at a local ethnic market, buying all of our meat fresh from a butcher, along with our local produce. Ground beef is $2.99/lb compa...
Tags: Marketing, Walmart, Aldi, Hulu, Frugality, FDIC, Angus, Money Tips, Creative Ways to Save Money Every Month

5 Insider Tips for Selling Your Stuff at Flea Markets

Summer and fall are the time for yard sales and flea markets. So if you have stuff to get rid of, now’s the time to do it. I’ve talked with people who have sold at flea markets, and I’ve learned from their experiences how to get the most out of it. Although the stakes aren’t usually that high or the competition that fierce at local flea markets (you’re just glad to get rid of stuff!), there are many little things that can make the difference between bringing home a pocket full of money or a tra...
Tags: Craigslist, Marketing, Make Money, Don, Business Idea, Money Tips

How To ACTUALLY Stick To Your Holiday Budget

It’s that time of the year again! The year seems to be quickly going by and the holiday season is right around the corner. The holidays are a time filled with family, fun and food. While the last few months of the year are usually all about laughter and celebration, it is also one of the most expensive times of the year as well. With traveling expenses and presents, your budget can quickly get out of hand. Before you get stressed out about holiday budgeting, start a plan. The earlier you begin ...
Tags: Budget, Marketing, Budgeting, Frugal Living, Money Tips

5 Steps for Throwing a Killer Birthday Party on the Cheap

I recently had my milestone 40th birthday! My wife loves to throw a party, so she was asking me for weeks how I wanted to celebrate. I’m not usually one for making a big deal out of birthdays, but this one felt like it deserved some recognition. I wanted to have a great time, but I didn’t want the costs to get out of hand. In my mind, the most important thing was to get my closest friends and family together to share in my milestone. My wife and I worked up the following plan to maximize our fu...
Tags: Marketing, Lifestyle, Frugality, Cards Against Humanity, Host, Money Tips

10 Easy Money Moves I Made to Slash My Spending in Half

There was once a time in my life that money seemed to disappear from my bank account as quickly as it came in. And the more income I generated, the less disposable income I had available. In fact, I often found myself scrambling to make money stretch until the next direct deposit came in. Surprisingly, my transition to the freelance world was exactly what I needed to get my spending habits under control. The amount of income wasn’t the problem — but failing to properly account for it was. If yo...
Tags: Marketing, Budgeting, Walmart, Netflix, Frugality, Start, Money Tips

7 Money Saving Choices to Make with Your Fashion, Even if You’re Unfashionable

I’m not the sort of person known for her fashion choices, as I pretty much live in jeans and t-shirts. I understand part of the appeal of buying clothes — there are certain clothes that make a person look and feel good. I’m just a little less clear on why a person might want to keep up with the latest trends, even though I do get that fashion can be a priority for many people. No matter how big or small of an emphasis you personally place on fashion, though, there are plenty of moves you can ma...
Tags: Marketing, Lifestyle, Money Tips, Money Beliefs

5 Times When Being Too Frugal Can Cost You More Money

Over the years, I’ve learned it doesn’t always pay to cut corners, even if you’re trying to save money. Individuals all over the internet are sharing ways to be extreme couponers and save money at all costs. And while I applaud your efforts and willingness to make sacrifices to keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket, it could end up costing you more in the long run. Here are five times when being thrifty can backfire and cost you more money. 1. Household Items and Toiletries No,...
Tags: Motivation, Marketing, Frugality, Don, Money Tips, Shopping Smart, Reservations for Lodging If

How to Buy the Perfect Engagement Ring

When I knew I was going to ask her to marry me, I thought I would walk into the jewelry store, pick something out, head home and pop the question. If only life were so simple. With my final year in college dwindling, I knew I was going to ask her to spend her life with me. She wasn’t thinking about being engaged before graduation was over, so I knew I had to do it before. What’s an engagement without a little surprise? Here are some ideas if you are planning on going engagement ring shopping. ...
Tags: Marketing, Lifestyle, Money Tips, Shane Co, Money Stories

20 Unconventional and Money-Saving Redecorating Tips

With the growing popularity of Pinterest and shabby-chic decorating, consumers are finding out that unconventional decorating is fun and money-saving. Pottery Barn is a big source of inspiration for recycling old worktables and mason jars into useful parts of your home. An old wine bottle collection can become your new chandelier, or an antique baby bed can serve as a desk for your toddler. When it comes to unconventional decor, the best approach is to start with what you can find and use your ...
Tags: Diy, Pinterest, Housing, Marketing, Frugality, Mount, Money Tips

7 Tips to Save Money on Conferences

Conferences can be a pricey proposition, requiring you to pay for a ticket, travel, a hotel room and meals out. Even if you have an employer willing to the foot the bill, they can be pricey in terms of just the time you’re investing in attending. Luckily, there are approaches that can help you keep costs under control, while still getting the most of actually being at a conference. Here are seven such money saving tips. 1. Calculate the ROI of a particular conference before you ever buy a t...
Tags: Saving Money, Marketing, Frugality, Money Tips

How to Choose the Perfect Gift

Receiving the perfect gift is awesome, but giving it can be just as rewarding. When you’re planning on buying a gift, where do you turn? Picking out the perfect item at the perfect price can be difficult. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind: 1. Pay attention and read between the lines. If you’re planning on buying a gift for someone soon, pay attention to the details. They may talk about things they don’t have or suggest items that would make life easier for them. Paying att...
Tags: Advice, Marketing, Lifestyle, Don, Money Tips

4 Ways to Save for a Cruise Trip Without Earning More Money

A few months ago, a group of my husband’s online gaming friends mentioned they’re planning to take an Alaskan cruise next spring or fall, and invited us to join. While we’ve mentioned the idea of taking a cruise some time in the future, this conversation put the decision, place, and time right at our doorstep. After some thought, we decided… why not?  We have almost a year to save for it and plan the details, and if we don’t go now—while we’re still without children—it might be a long time comi...
Tags: Marketing, Budgeting, Budget Travel, Money Tips