Monday, January 14, 2019

Save for a house — or splurge on a trip? - MarketWatch

Save for a house — or splurge on a trip? - MarketWatch: Many Americans are putting money aside for travel, rather than using it to pay for weddings, buy homes or have kids. Cali Hlavac, a wedding videographer from Florida who owns her own business, has opted to roam before putting down roots. “I have chosen not to buy a house because I didn’t want to feel tied down to any one location. I also work in the wedding industry, and for me, weddings are overrated,” Hlavac, 33, told Moneyish, adding she’s visited more than 40 states, France, England, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Flight Attendants Dish Their Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

Flight Attendants Dish Their Best Money-Saving Travel Tips: Flight attendants often deal with early wake-up calls, unpredictable schedules and long waits due to delayed or canceled flights. But in exchange, airline employees have the opportunity to travel the world for work — and for fun — thanks to generous discounts and deals on airfare.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Strategic Ways to Save Money and Build Your Wealth - Barron's

Strategic Ways to Save Money and Build Your Wealth - Barron's: Saving early and consistently is the most important step for building wealth over time. Here’s how to save more in the long run, from automating deposits to using money-saving apps.

Friday, January 11, 2019

The 52-Week Money Challenge is easy way to save almost $1,400 this year - New Haven Register

The 52-Week Money Challenge is easy way to save almost $1,400 this year - New Haven Register: Chances are we could all work on saving more money. And January is a great time to get started. More than 30 percent of people planned to make a financial New Year's Resolution for 2019, according to a recent survey by Fidelity Investments. Of those respondents, 48 percent said their main priority is to save more. Whether it's paying off your mortgage, getting out of student loan debt or working toward giving yourself a much-deserved vacation, we found a pretty darn manageable way to save a significant amount of dough this year. It's called the 52-Week Money Challenge.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

6 Simple Ways to Save Money in 2019 - Consumer Reports

6 Simple Ways to Save Money in 2019 - Consumer Reports: When was the last time you took a close look at your expenses? If it's been a while, the first month of the year is a good time to figure out where you're overspending and take steps to prevent it.

This isn’t about giving up restaurants or skipping vacations. Instead, it’s about plugging those “money leaks”—small, often hidden costs that slowly drain your checking account without you even noticing. Over months and years, these small leaks can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Warren Ward, a financial planner in Columbus, Ind., says that once his clients overcome their initial inertia and begin to look closely at fees and other payments they make, they start looking for additional ways to reduce those costs. "It's a virtuous cycle," he says. "The more they save, the more they like doing it."

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The best Disneyland tips to save time, money and your sanity - SFGate

The best Disneyland tips to save time, money and your sanity - SFGate: Disneyland isn't a vacation for the thrifty.

From tickets to hotel to food, it's a financial beast. Staying at a Disneyland hotel? Get ready to spend at least $200 a night. Want a cocktail in the park? It'll be over $20 once you add the tip. And tickets? The prices just went up yet again.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Kroger, Microsoft roll out digital shelf in threat to Amazon - Business Insider

Kroger, Microsoft roll out digital shelf in threat to Amazon - Business Insider: Kroger is rolling out new technology to its stores that could change grocery shopping as we know it.

The technology, which digitally displays pricing and nutritional information, video ads, and coupons, is installed on store shelves where paper price tags hang. The digital shelving is being tested throughout two pilot stores and has been rolled out to about 100 Kroger stores' end caps, an industry term for the space at the end of store aisles.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

How to save money on movie tickets without MoviePass subscriptions — Quartzy

How to save money on movie tickets without MoviePass subscriptions — Quartzy: MoviePass and other movie-ticket subscriptions in the US proved themselves to be more trouble than they were worth in 2018.

MoviePass’s $10-per-month subscription for a movie ticket per day had to be dramatically scaled back to keep the company afloat. Its rival, Sinemia, saddled customers with fees, and fledgling subscription services from cinema chains AMC and Cinemark were promising, but limited to their respective movie theaters. MoviePass and its rivals are working out the kinks in their services, and can still be quite a good deal for people who go to movies a lot.

But, for those who are understandably wary of movie-ticket subscriptions, there are other ways to save money on going to the movies.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

How to save money on a gym membership

How to save money on a gym membership: If you're considering joining a gym to tackle those fitness goals, it may be a smart move: Research shows that a gym membership was associated with 14 times higher odds of meeting weekly physical activity guidelines. Plus, these days, gym memberships offer more than just a workout; it's a lifestyle. Whether your gym offers social gatherings, spa treatments, a smoothie bar or the receptionist who knows you by name, gyms not only enhance your physical health, but your mental health as well. In fact, research shows that for many gym members, exercise is more than just physical training — it’s a means to create better versions of themselves.

Friday, January 4, 2019

4 tips to keep your money goals on track this year - CUInsight

4 tips to keep your money goals on track this year - CUInsight: Be cautious with credit: A credit card can be a valuable tool, but if it’s abused, it can quickly create a mountain of debt. Only use your credit card for purchases you will pay off each month. Cards can be a great way to improve a credit score, but always make sure you’re being careful when paying with plastic.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

How Medicare premiums could be the key to itemizing your taxes — and saving money - MarketWatch

How Medicare premiums could be the key to itemizing your taxes — and saving money - MarketWatch: Medicare health insurance premiums can add up to big bucks, especially if you’re married and both you and your spouse are paying. In this column, I’ll list the 2018 and 2019 premium amounts and explain when you can potentially claim tax deductions for them. Here goes.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Millennials look to save money in 2019 [Video]

Millennials look to save money in 2019 [Video]: According to a new study by Principal Financial Group, 94 percent of American millennials plan on making financial resolutions in 2019. They intend on cutting back on dining out, paying off credit card debt, and limit overspending on groceries. Yahoo Finance’s Myles Udland, Heidi Chung, and Zack Guzman break down the details and discuss their financial goals for the new year.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Make your New Year's Resolution saving money - and stick to it! | 9news.com

Make your New Year's Resolution saving money - and stick to it! | 9news.com: Skeptics say New Year’s Resolutions are ridiculous, but are they? Resolutions are only ridiculous if we’re not making a realistic plan to follow them. As always, saving money tops the list of New Year’s Resolutions in 2019. Our retirement expert Kyle O’Dell is here to help us put our thoughts into actions in the New Year and really stick with our resolutions!