Saturday, June 23, 2018

My Weekend Money Diary #9: A Frugal-Luxe Anniversary Trip to Miami | THE LUXE STRATEGIST

My Weekend Money Diary #9: A Frugal-Luxe Anniversary Trip to Miami | THE LUXE STRATEGIST: My husband and I don’t do date nights, buy each other birthday gifts, or go out on Valentine’s Day. But for our first wedding anniversary it feels like we should do something.

My husband suggests staying in a hotel in the city for a weekend. Sounds cool until we see prices: $400 for a room at The Standard where they’ll treat you like the gum on the bottom of their shoe? $600 per night at that new hotel in Brooklyn?

Friday, June 22, 2018

Saving money is a turn-on: survey

Saving money is a turn-on: survey: The results are in, and frugal is officially the new sexy. Well, at least according to nine out of 10 Americans.

A new study of 2,000 people found that an incredible 92 percent of Americans consider frugality to be an attractive quality in a partner or potential partner.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NerdWallet: Save yourself time and money by traveling like a minimalist | Market Tamer

NerdWallet: Save yourself time and money by traveling like a minimalist | Market Tamer

Finding Ways to Save Extra Money for Next Vacation | Femme Frugality

Finding Ways to Save Extra Money for Next Vacation | Femme Frugality: Everybody wants to go on a fun, relaxing vacation every now and then, but it can be hard to save up enough money and get the time off work. While we can’t help you with your work schedule, we can help you find a few ways to pocket some extra money and start building your vacation fund. If you really need a bit of extra money, you might even consider picking up a side hustle to bolster your income. In any case, here are our top tips for saving vacation money.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How to Travel Eco-Friendly AND Save Money

How to Travel Eco-Friendly AND Save Money: A carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to, directly and indirectly, support human activities. This is usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The key phrase here is ‘directly and indirectly support human activities’. What it means is that people may or may not know that what they’re doing is harming the environment. Everyday activities like driving your car, cooking your food, keeping your home warm or cold, and everything else in between all add up to your carbon footprint.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cut utilities costs during the summer: Money matters

Cut utilities costs during the summer: Money matters: During the�summer months, the temperature seems to be much warmer. With the kids home from school�and utility bills on the rise, you may be in need of making some changes to help you save money on utilities.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

‘I was better off as a student than I am now working’ | Money | The Guardian

‘I was better off as a student than I am now working’ | Money | The Guardian: Life was actually easier as a student because the loan covered most of the bills, and the �400 net a month that I earned from a weekend job in a shoe shop could be spent on going out. Looking back, I didn’t have a care in the world then, and could spend �300 a month on clothes if I wanted to and still put money by.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Millennial money tips - Fox 4 Now WFTX Fort Myers/Cape Coral

Millennial money tips - Fox 4 Now WFTX Fort Myers/Cape Coral: Millennials are leading a different lifestyle than other generations, including the�way they save.�

4 In Your Corner spoke with�a financial expert with what millennials can do right now to prepare for the future. Jeff Shulte from First Capital Advisors Group in Naples says millennials don't have the advantage�of retiring with a pension.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Frugal pensioners more likely to save than spend, says IFS - Citywire Money

Frugal pensioners more likely to save than spend, says IFS - Citywire Money: Pensioners are defying the worst fears around the pension freedom reforms and are holding on to their wealth in retirement, new research has revealed.

A report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies shows that cautious retirees are not spending most of their financial wealth but are holding back as much as they can to pay for care home fees or to leave it to family and friends.

It revealed that while wealthier people tended to consume their assets at a faster rate, all sections of society were on average underspending. People aged 55-64, who would have been on the cusp of retirement in 204/15 had an average of �390,000 in non-pension wealth – the majority of which (60%) was held in their home.

Parents can now use Louisiana's education savings program to help pay K-12 tuition | NOLA.com

Parents can now use Louisiana's education savings program to help pay K-12 tuition | NOLA.com: Gov. John Bel Edwards�has signed legislation into law that takes advantage of a provision in the federal tax cut bill to expand Louisiana's�education savings program. The law aims to�give�parents of public and private school students an opportunity to save money not just for college, but also for elementary or secondary school�tuition.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7 Bigger Ways to Save Money Instead of Pinching Pennies | Student Loan Hero

7 Bigger Ways to Save Money Instead of Pinching Pennies | Student Loan Hero: We hear about the “Latte Factor” all the time: Cut out small purchases each day and your savings could add up to a million dollars in a few decades, provided you invested them.

But what if instead of sweating the small stuff, you paid attention to the bigger expenses in your life?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Disneyland offers a way to save money on tickets | The Tribune

Disneyland offers a way to save money on tickets | The Tribune: It may have gotten more expensive to visit Mickey Mouse in recent months, but that’s changing — at least temporarily — on Monday.

Disneyland officials announced on Friday that, in honor of Best Friends Day, they will offer a special promotion for annual passholders: bring a friend with you, and get up to 40 percent off a ticket.

The discount applies to a one-day adult park hopper ticket, and the ticket is only valid on the day it’s purchased, officials said.

Maine town works to save statue of famous harbor seal Andre

Maine town works to save statue of famous harbor seal Andre: A Maine town is raising money to save the statue of a beloved harbor seal that brought the community together.

The Bangor Daily News reports Rockport's 1978 statue of Andre the Seal is undergoing $14,000 in repairs. Two local organizations have raised most of the money, but $2,000 is still needed.

Residents recall fond memories of the orphaned seal pup, which was rescued in 1961 by local tree surgeon Harry Goodridge. Goodridge cared for the seal until it was old enough to be released into the ocean.

Lemonade Day helps teach kids about making money

Lemonade Day helps teach kids about making money: . "lemonade day" is a program tha teaches kids how to start their own business. it'll soon take place right here in the wabash valley. each child who registers will receive a free backpack with an entrepreneur workbook. it'll help them set goals, make plans and earn a little money. organizers say they encourage kids to spend money, save money and share some of their profit. [b14]lemonade day preview-sot "we ask that each kid also pick a charity. something to give back to in the community. so its not just about what's in it for them but it's also what's in it for the community as a whole." we've placed a link with information on "where" to find local lemonade stands on our website. that's w-t-h-i-tv dot com. one former terre haute south baseball star is on a hot streak!

Summer tips: Keep your AC running and save money - KSHB.com 41 Action News

Summer tips: Keep your AC running and save money - KSHB.com 41 Action News: Monday was expected to be the hottest day of the year so far in Kansas City -- and that means air conditioning units are working extra hard.

Stephanie Tikker and her husband were moving into their new Lenexa home Monday and were struggling with the home’s air conditioner.

The unit was installed in 2014 and should be in working condition, yet they could not get the house down to a cool 72 or 73 degrees.

"My immediate thought - I don't need this. This house is new, why is this happening?," said Stephanie Tikker. "It's 100 degrees outside, now is not a good time."

Monday, June 11, 2018

California’s new solar rule will save homeowners a lot of money – Orange County Register

California’s new solar rule will save homeowners a lot of money – Orange County Register: It began almost immediately after the decision: naysayers painting California’s policy requiring solar on new homes as a costly mandate. But any objective assessment shows that the state’s decision will save consumers money; a lot of money, in fact.

Critics threw out wild cost estimates without basis, and presumably without doing the hard work that the California policy makers had done in the years leading up to the decision.

The California Energy Commission studied options for more than two years, meeting extensively with utilities, home builders, our industry and other stakeholders. The commission determined that the new policy would deliver cost savings to homeowners in every part of the state.

A Desire to Save Money—While Traveling in a Tiny House - WSJ

A Desire to Save Money—While Traveling in a Tiny House - WSJ: Four years ago, Jenna Spesard was working at a movie studio in Los Angeles and felt like she was on a treadmill. “I had an overwhelming amount of debt, belongings and no money to pursue my dreams,” she says.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

How to Save for Retirement on a Minimum Wage | Smart Change: Personal Finance | cumberlink.com

How to Save for Retirement on a Minimum Wage | Smart Change: Personal Finance | cumberlink.com: The minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. Assuming a typical 40-hour work week, that adds up to $15,080 over a year. If you're fortunate enough to live in one of the 29 states with a higher minimum wage, you can make a little over $20,000 in a year. But for many, that's still a far cry from a comfortable existence.

Early retirement vs mini retirement advice: How to save enough money - Business Insider

Early retirement vs mini retirement advice: How to save enough money - Business Insider: For some people, early retirement just isn't feasible. But neither is the rat race.

That's where a mini-retirement comes in.

Coined by Tim Ferris in his book, "The 4-Hour Workweek," a mini-retirement is a series of meaningful respites throughout your life in which you take a break from your career, rather than taking one final retirement at the end. It's a time to step away from your typical routine and create a blank slate.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

4 Ways To Save Money While Traveling In Switzerland

4 Ways To Save Money While Traveling In Switzerland: Most people avoid Switzerland because it’s not cheap. It’s true that it’s one of the most expensive countries in the world, but don’t let that stop you from visiting this beautiful country.�There are mountains soaring up to the clouds, lakes you will want to dive right into, and chocolate to die for!

So, rather than miss out on this gem, right in the center of Europe, why not visit Switzerland and avoid spending a fortune. Yes, there is a cheap and smart way to travel in Switzerland and I’m going to show you how.

Q: Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement? A: Both - San Antonio Express-News

Q: Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement? A: Both - San Antonio Express-News: One of the biggest challenges to making smart money decisions is that many important goals compete for our limited dollars. That’s exactly the case for folks who want to save for retirement but also get out of debt.

There’s nothing like time — and lots of it — to turn your retirement savings into a much bigger pot of gold, thanks to investment returns compounding upon themselves. That means delaying retirement savings is a bad idea.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Seattle DJC.com local business news and data - Money - Save some green at a farmers market

Seattle DJC.com local business news and data - Money - Save some green at a farmers market: iStock image
Try shopping late or buying in bulk to get discounts on fresh fruits and vegetables at your local market.

The difference between the produce at farmers markets and supermarkets is more than “tomayto” versus “tomahto.” And buying fresh fruit and vegetables at farmers markets offers opportunities to save money in ways you might not find at a grocery store.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 free apps everyone should download to save money

#FinancialBytes: 6 free apps everyone should download to save money: Saving money is not easy, it's a huge task and lot of people find it challenging. However, smartphones have changed pretty much everything we do, including saving money.

While there are several mobile-apps designed to help you save in various ways - cashback apps, financial planning apps, price comparison apps, deals apps - here are 6 best ones everyone should use. Take a look!

Children are becoming good at saving their pocket money

Children are becoming good at saving their pocket money: CHILDREN are becoming savvy with their cash by stashing away about one third of their pocket money each week, new findings have revealed.

The desire to buy items including Lego, smartphones, tablets, Xboxes is top of their priority lists and it’s making them carefully squirrel away their savings.

The data provided by Rooster Money, an online app which has 300,000 users across 51 currencies worldwide, holds “virtual” money allowing kids to keep track of their cash online.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Keeping in the green - San Diego Downtown News

Keeping in the green - San Diego Downtown News: It’s no longer a secret that going green saves you green. The East Village Association (EVA) knows this and have started promoting sustainable strategies and best practices that can help businesses use less energy, water, and produce less waste in their operations. To help promote these strategies within its membership, the EVA formed a partnership with the San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC). Together the SDGBC and EVA are collaborating on educational content and events that spread the word about how businesses can incorporate sustainable business practices and save money in the process.

Library program will show children how to save money | Lifestyles | morning-times.com

Library program will show children how to save money | Lifestyles | morning-times.com

Friday, June 1, 2018

Answering these 3 questions about money can enrich your life - MarketWatch

Answering these 3 questions about money can enrich your life - MarketWatch: Most financial advisers see their job as helping clients manage money. Steve Sivak wants to help them manage life.

Sivak, 39, focuses on the human side of financial planning. “People are much more likely to stick with a financial plan that’s aligned with their values,” Sivak said. “While I don’t force it, I try to get them to talk about what is deep down.”

How to Save Money and Travel the World � Kenton de Jong Travel

How to Save Money and Travel the World � Kenton de Jong Travel: One of the most frequent questions I get asked – after "When is your next big trip?" – is how I can afford to travel so often. It can be tough to make ends meet, even with a fixed income. For a lot of people, the idea of saving up for a trip means making lifestyle sacrifices. It means going out for supper less, going to less movies, and spending less time out on the town.