Strike it Rich: What to Do if You Win the Lottery

Date: July 19, 2016 If you think winning the lottery means waving goodbye to your money problems, think again. A lottery win can bring as many money issues as it solves, given the many people and entities who would like a share in your winnings — including tax authorities. A 2015 study by the Camelot Group found that 44 percent of winners blow through their entire winnings in just five years.... Continue reading

Cutting Costs on Subscriptions You Don't Use

September 15, 2016 $10 here, $20 there ... the costs of unnecessary subscriptions and membership plans can quickly add up. It's a good idea to take stock of the subscriptions you have every now and again to weed out the ones you don't use very much. Here are some tips to help you save some money in your monthly budget without necessarily giving up the subscriptions you love.   Take Stock of What... Continue reading

Amazing Places To Learn New Skills Online

Updating your skills is a great way to increase your earning potential, but it also exercises your mind and helps to avoid falling into a rut. With the recent explosion of online learning resources, you no longer have to solely rely on college classes or expensive workshops. Here are eight top sites for learning something new — either for free or for a modest fee. Continue reading

Easy Steps to Negotiating a Lower Cable Bill

As more people decide to "cut the cord," and leave cable for various streaming options, cable companies are realizing they no longer have a monopoly on entertainment. Now with more competition, cable customers have some bargaining power when it comes to reducing their bill so companies keep their service.   Continue reading

Hidden Banking Fees to Avoid

Date: June 27, 2016 The sound of a leaky faucet is not simply annoying — it represents wasted resources and money going down the drain. As a savvy consumer, you can avoid a similar loss in your banking services when you know where to plug the leaks. Some of the worst offenders silently siphon your cash in the form of hidden fees, but knowing more about the fees can help you avoid these losses.  ... Continue reading
The Best Apps to Transfer Money

The Best Apps to Transfer Money

PayPal and Western Union are familiar traditional banking companies, but now almost everyone seems to be getting into the mobile banking industry. This convenient option fits well with our increasingly global society, allowing you to send money nationally — and sometimes internationally — with just the push of a few buttons. Continue reading

Financing the Family Vacation

With Memorial Day coming up, summer and the travel season are officially kicking off. Everyone is planning to get out of town and have some fun in the sun. Family vacations are all about bonding and having fun, but unlike when a group of friends travel together and split the costs, it's usually Mom and Dad who foot the bill. Planning how to finance your vacation ahead of time can eliminate the... Continue reading

How to Cut the Cable Cord

How to Cut the Cable Cord With the cost of cable and satellite in U.S. homes averaging $125 a month, it's not surprising that more and more Americans are cutting the cord. With easy computer to TV connection and smart TVs — you'll never miss a show — or your cable bill.   Figure Out Your Viewing Habits Make a list of the TV shows your family can't live without. They might include local news,... Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing

For better or worse, cloud computing seems to be the wave of the future when it comes to document storage and retrieval. Getting worldwide access to any saved document at the touch of a button is now an easily achievable reality. Cloud computing isn't without its pitfalls, however. Relying on an entirely electronic network brings a host of security and accessibility concerns that must be... Continue reading

Business Travel Hacks to Know

For those whose jobs keep them constantly on the road, they know that traveling for business is often an unglamorous affair. However, with a few travel hacks in tow, your business trip can be more comfortable, and you may even accrue some benefits to use on your next vacation.   Keep Your Air Miles You know all those air miles you accrued when you went on vacation? Turns out that in many cases... Continue reading