• Raising Finance Savvy Kids

    Raising Finance Savvy Kids

    Financial education is a lifelong undertaking – and, unfortunately, it’s one subject that isn’t taught in schools. If you want to help your kids grow up to be financially responsible adults, it’s really up to you to help them understand money, budgeting, and finances. Ideally slowly with the basics,...
  • What to do before applying for a mortgage

    The Do’s and Don’ts Before Applying for a Mortgage 

    Maybe you’re dreaming of a suburban ranch house with a big backyard. Or perhaps a sleek urban condo in the heart of the city. Or a townhome that’s within walking distance to work. Everyone’s idea of a “dream home” is a little different, but there’s one thing that’s the...
  • Tips for Buying Back to School Supplies

    Nine Smart Spending Strategies for Back-to-School Season

    If you’re a parent, you’re likely eyeing the calendar with a mix of anticipation, relief, and dread. On one hand, the approach of the new school year means a return to your normal routine, and it means an end to finding new ways to keep the kids entertained and...
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    Should You Apply for a Balance Transfer?

    If you’re struggling to pay down high-interest credit card debt, a balance transfer can be a powerful tool. Balance transfers offer super-low (or even zero-percent) introductory interest rates, which means they help you pay your principal balance off more quickly. But that doesn’t mean that balance transfers are for...
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    Seven Movies That Teach Valuable Money Lessons

    Like most folks, I go to the movies to get away from my day-to-day life; to escape reality for an hour or so and think about something other than work, or bills, or dinner plans, or any of the other hundreds of mundane things most of us have to...
  • 20 Staycation Ideas

    20 Fantastic Summer Staycation Ideas

    Summer is here. The sun is out. The kids are out of school, and you’ve got plenty of vacation time saved up at work. One thing you don’t have? Money. Or, more specifically, the kind of extra money you need to take a traditional family summer vacation – and...
  • 5 Home Products You Can Save Money With

    DebtGuru’s Top 5 Frugal Household Products

    Frugal living isn’t just about canceling cable or brown-bagging it to work (although those are great strategies if you’re trying to cut living expenses). Frugal living is also about shopping smarter and looking for ways to stretch your hard-earned dollars farther. One way to do that is to buy...
  • 7 Savings Tips that Backfire

    When Savings Cost More- Seven Money Saving Tips That Can Backfire

    Seems like everyone has an opinion about money – how you should spend it, how you should invest it, and how you should save it. But as someone who has made a career out of helping folks pay off debt and get their finances back on track, I can...
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    Learn 5 Ways To Live Frugal from The Great Depression

    Perhaps you have an older family member – a grandparent or a great-grandparent, maybe – who can remember life during the Great Depression. If so, you’ve no doubt heard stories about how tough things were back then: People struggled to find work. Finances were tight. Budgets were tighter. You...
  • How to Avoid 6 Financial Missteps You May Regret

    Six Financial Missteps You’ll Regret

    If you’re like most people, you probably have a regret or two. It’s only natural to look back and think, “If only I’d done XX instead of YY,” or “I wish I’d known about YY before I decided ZZ.” Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. And everyone makes mistakes....