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Let's Talk Taxes

Let's Talk Taxes

March 18, 2017 in Home Living comments

For many of us, April means daffodils, the first BBQ of the year and baseball season. But it also means tax time is nigh. If you're scrambling to get your returns done by the Big Day (bonus: it's April 18th this year), don't panic just yet. We've sourced several insightful articles from around the web that provide helpful ways to avoid common tax errors, the best apps for fast filing and suggestions for new parents.Avoid Fraud and Other Pitfalls If you're filing late this year, we recommend you read this Wall Street Journal article... Read More

Dinner and a Movie: Foodie Film Ideas for Valentine's Day

Dinner and a Movie: Foodie Film Ideas for Valentine's Day

January 18, 2017 in Holiday & Seasonal, Home Living comments

We've paired each one of our top five favorite food-centric films with a dish to set the mood. This Valentine's Day, get cozy in the kitchen and on the couch.  Big Night / Bucatini All' Amatriciana The story of two Italian immigrant brothers, played by Tony Shaloub and Stanley Tucci, who own and operate a restaurant called "Paradise." To save their failing business, the pair risk everything on one special night and one special meal. We can’t think of a chef who’s savvier with Italian cuisine than Lidia Bastianich. Her recipe for bucatini all' amatricianaRead More

Tips on Healthy Credit Card Ownership

Tips on Healthy Credit Card Ownership

January 1, 2017 in Savvy Shopping comments

Many people possess a certain amount of knowledge about credit cards and credit lines no matter whether the knowledge is good or bad. The ideal way to ensure that your understanding of credit cards is sensible would be to obtain practical knowledge. By making use of the recommendations in the following paragraphs, you will discover that you are capable of developing the kind of satisfied association utilizing credit cards which you may not have perceived in the past. If you find yourself paying an expensive rate of interest, and you are not keen on moving your credit card balance elsewhere, consider... Read More

Money Saving Tips for Gift Giving

Money Saving Tips for Gift Giving

Exercising frugality is especially difficult during the holidays, when you want to be generous with gift giving even if it means taking a major hit to your bank account. With the piggy bank in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ways that you can save during one of the biggest spending seasons of the year.   Make a budget and stick to it. Make a list of the people you plan to give gifts to and write a dollar amount next to each name of how much you are willing to spend on the individual. This way, you are setting realistic... Read More

Tips to Cook the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Tips to Cook the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

November 23, 2016 in Holiday & Seasonal comments

Aside from all shopping deals and coupons for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is some serious cooking and eating going on as well.  For many, the meal prepared at Thanksgiving is the largest cooking project that they will undertake all year.  And a turkey is the culinary centerpiece of that meal for many families.  The sheer size of the turkey itself can cause a cook to become intimidated but by using a few tried and true tips, your Thanksgiving bird will turn out perfect every time. Avoiding Common Mistakes You want your Thanksgiving dinner to be memorable,... Read More

Crisis-Free Travel Tips for Families

Crisis-Free Travel Tips for Families

We've all heard the horror stories, and some of us have lived them: the baby throwing a cup of orange juice on the gentleman in the white suit sitting in the next seat; the toddler who doesn't stop screaming throughout the six-hour plane flight because her ears won't pop; the kid who throws a fit in the security line because he refuses to put his Spiderman sneakers through the security scanner. For many of us, holidays mean travel, and family vacations are meant to be fun, but traveling with children can be hectic for everyone involved. So, we've compiled some helpful... Read More

Money Matters: What to Buy in August

Money Matters: What to Buy in August

August is a month of transition, somewhere between summer and fall, when we're still holding onto those warm sunny days but gearing up for the new opportunities and experiences on the horizon. It's also a great time to find deals on a variety of products, with back to school sales in full swing and retailers discounting outdoor living items to make room for cooler weather inventory. Here's a cheat sheet to help you best allocate your funds this month.  Back to School  In early August, retailers start advertising their back to school sales to encourage customers into stores and onto websites, which... Read More

7 Frugal Travel Tips for Summer

7 Frugal Travel Tips for Summer

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go. But before you say “Bon voyage,” make sure you’ve read this list of money-saving travel tips.   RECENT GRAD? LEARN HOW BEST TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY Avoid Baggage Fees As airlines continue to struggle financially, many have introduced (or increased) baggage fees. Before you book your flight, make sure to read the fine print so you don’t end up shelling out money you planned to spend on your trip. Some airlines, including JetBlue and Southwest, don’t charge for... Read More

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