Protecting Your Wallet: Top 7 Trending Online Purchases


There are lots of things that can be purchased online…and many of them may surprise you. Purchasing online has, of course, moved past niche and well into mainstream acceptance, with Cyber Monday bracketing the weekend started with Black Friday…but there are a lot of things you can buy online that can really save you money. […]

6 Steps Towards Getting Today’s Finances in Order


Most Americans have never learned the bare-bones basics of personal finance. They regard having an available balance on their credit card as the same thing as having an actual savings account. It isn’t entirely their fault; the entire consumer lending industry, because they benefit from this ignorance, takes great pains to showcase the ease of […]

How to Get the Best Gas Mileage for Your Buck

How to Save Money on Gas

According to Gas Buddy, you have to go all the way back to 2010 to find a time when drivers paid under $3 for a gallon of gas in the U.S. Given this upward trend in gas prices, it’s no wonder so many people are thinking about ways to improve their vehicle’s gas mileage. Here […]

Financial Lessons From “Sons of Anarchy”

Sons of Anarchy

The gritty bikers in this television series generally have to live within a fairly tight set of financial parameters…parameters some of us could learn from. These savings tips from “Sons of Anarchy” are some of my favorites from the show. 1. Vintage Vehicles Are Very Affordable Older vehicles can be a savvy way to avoid […]

6 Strategies for Productive Carpooling

car pooling

Carpooling is a cost-saving strategy that many try to make work as they navigate to and from their places of employment. While reducing your overall fuel expenses is certainly fab, carpooling also provides those who aren’t driving with two large blocks of daily downtime during the week. Follow these strategies for a more productive carpooling […]

Simple Ways You Can Save Money During The Holidays


It seems like the holidays always get here before we are ready. The holidays have a way of creeping up on us and before we know it our entire budget has been thrown off thanks to our generous gift buying. We don’t want to disappoint those we love, so we break the bank and splurge […]

How to Combat the Rising Cost of College


Tuition costs have more than doubled at all school types in the last 30 years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This has led to more student loans and higher student debt. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that more than 60 percent of students borrow money each year to cover costs. The average borrower […]