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It’s that glorious time of year when bank accounts catch a glimmer of hope and lump sums give our balances a boost. This magical time, full of false security and dreams of lavish living, is also known as “tax refund season.” While some of us may owe money, most people will see a nice little […]


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Thinking about and planning for retirement and retirement income when you are still finding your place in the workforce can be quite difficult. Some of us may be feeling as if we are just now settling in on the type of work we would like to do for an extended period of time. Others who […]

We’re three days into the new year, how are your resolutions coming along? This year’s top resolutions are to “lose weight,” “get organized,” and “spend less, save more,” according to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, but only 8% of people who make resolutions actually keep them. READ MORE: #GetRightGetTight Fitness Challenge 2014: Your Best Body Awaits! […]

Traveling can get expensive fast. From the flights to the hotels, ground transportation, food, souvenirs to unforeseen emergencies, even the thriftiest traveler can find themselves running out of funds quick. I’d like to consider myself a frugal traveler but with my vices for food (I have to order, try and photograph everything!) and souvenir shopping, […]

Even if you’re earning minimum wage, you can “live in luxury” — depending, of course, on what your definition of luxury is! These money saving tips may not help you purchase a Jaguar or house on the beach, but they could get you started on the road to financial abundance… One of the best ways […]

How do you start your kids on the road to good financial practices? Discussing money with your children at an early age will help them become financially responsible adults later in life. Here are some suggestions from shine.com: 1. Remember that every moment with your child is a teachable moment. For example, when driving to […]

Are debt, credit cards, or student loans controlling you, or are you controlling them? Are your finances a source of freedom or a cause of stress? These signs of a financially healthy woman will help you figure out if money is controlling you, or if you need to take control of your money. “Women need […]

When it comes to saving for the future, women, African-Americans and Latinos in general had fallen behind before the recession hit. In a recent survey 54 percent of respondents reported having less than $25,000 in total savings and investments, excluding their home or workplace pension, if any. Some 27 percent said they don’t have even […]

With planning and a little more time in the kitchen, you can stick to your budget without sacrificing taste or nutrition. Here are 10 tips that can help you feed your family for about a hundred bucks a week from shine.com: