10 Ways to Reduce Monthly Expenses without Much Effort

Whether you make $45,000 a year or $250,000 a year, finding ways to reduce your cost of living is vital for long-term financial stability.

We know what needs to be done, but many of us struggle with how. We’re already strapped for time, and adding one more thing to our “to do” list is not appealing; no matter how much money we’ll save. So, I put together a list of things that are easy to implement into our daily, weekly, and monthly routines AND help to reduce monthly expenses over time.Read More

8 Awesome tips to slash pet care costs

A pet (whether a dog or a cat) can be your best friend and bring happiness in your life. But, being a pet owner can cost you between $640 (for a cat) to $1,500 (for a large dog) annually. These costs typically include pet supplies, food, and veterinarian visits. If you’re considering getting a pet keep in mind that pet care expenses can get heavy on your pocket if you have a limited budget. If you currently have a pet, here are a few tips to help you reduce pet care costs.Read More

The Truth About Car Ownership + How To Save Money on Car Expenses

This post was created in partnership with AutoGravity.

Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way we travel, but for most people owning a car is still a necessity. This is especially true if you live in a city that doesn’t have a comprehensive public transportation system.

But owning a car, new or used, can be expensive. Similar to homeownership, car ownership isn’t just a monthly car payment and your auto insurance. It is important to take the following additional costs into consideration while calculating the potential costs of ownership. Read More

Here is Why Debt Elimination Can Be Difficult PLUS A Helpful Debt Repayment Tool

This blog post is part of the Pay Down My Debt (PDMD) blog tour, sponsored by US Equity Advantage. PDMD is a solution that accelerates debt payoff and helps consumers monitor their credit and make smarter purchasing decisions. If you’re looking to pay off debt, find out how they can help.

Human beings are pack animals and have an innate desire to belong . For many the desire to belong leads to debt. This phenomena is often referred to as “keeping up with the Joneses.” This English language phrase refers to individuals that live beyond their means to achieve or maintain their social status. Keeping up with the Joneses  and debt have become a way of American life.  According to CNBC, in 2015  8 out of 10 Americans had some form of debt.Read More

Women & Money: How to Increase Your Income by Asking For What You Want

Working with some of the best business people in the game, both men and women, has led me to a conclusion. The difference between successful businesspeople and those who just get by is the ability to ask for and receive what you want. It’s something that so few of us, especially women are willing to do. When it comes to making the ask in business, statistics show that women don’t do it enough.

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How to do an Annual Insurance Review

Every year, Americans spend thousands of dollars on insurance. In fact, according to a report done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spent about $9,359 on insurance in 2015. That’s a lot of money to give away to insurance companies! This is why it’s very important ensure that what you pay for actually covers your needs. About once per year, set aside time to review your insurance.

Reasons to review

There are several reasons why you should review your insurance each year, but here are a few common things to look for:Read More

5 Ways to Stop a Student Loan Wage Garnishment

Your wages are being garnished for a defaulted student loan. You need it to stop. Here’s how to stop an administrative garnishment quickly.

You’re looking at your paycheck. It’s short. There’s a garnishment. You don’t know what you’re being garnished for so you call HR. The HR rep tells you the garnishment is for a defaulted federal student loan. You’re not sure what to do but you know you need it to stop. You google: How to stop an administrative wage garnishment. Now you’re here.Read More

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