322 POSTS 0 COMMENTSAmy Livingston is a freelance writer who can actually answer yes to the question, "And from that you make a living?" She has written about personal finance and shopping strategies for a variety of publications, including ConsumerSearch.com, ShopSmart.com, and the Dollar Stretcher newsletter. She also maintains a personal blog, Ecofrugal Living, on ways to save money and live green at the same time.
Choosing your first bank account isn’t always simple. There are loads of new bank account offers to choose from, each promising different features and perks. How can you tell which one is right for you? Learn about the different types of bank accounts and the key benefits and drawbacks of each.
One way to cut home improvement costs is to shop at reuse centers and architectural salvage stores, which sell salvage and surplus home construction materials at a fraction of their retail cost. The savings can be substantial. But it’s not right for everyone.
“Refurbished” isn’t just another word for “used.” Refurbished electronics are used, returned, or unboxed devices the seller has checked for problems and fixed to run like new. But are they a good deal? As with many things, the answer is: It depends.
The three major credit bureaus and several other companies offer paid credit monitoring and identity theft protection. These services don’t always come cheap, but some provide excellent value and there are several free alternatives. Here are the best credit monitoring services to consider.
No matter how much good stuff you have at a garage sale, it won’t bring in shoppers if you don’t have an attractive and accessible presentation. To draw people in, use these tips to show off your pieces so effectively their first glimpse is enough to convince them your sale is worth a closer look.
Sometimes, you get what you pay for. But sometimes, spending more doesn’t get you anything in return. That’s often the case with these luxury items. And you can save big money buying alternatives that offer the same look or performance at a much more affordable price point.
Utility company scams come in a variety of forms, and plenty of people fall for them. Knowledge is key to keeping your money and your personal information safe. Guard yourself against utility company scammers by knowing the tricks they play and how to resist them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life upside down. The one-two punch of the pandemic and recession has caused widespread suffering as people worry about their health and finances simultaneously. You can help by donating to one of these top charities for COVID-19 relief.
You can’t have a successful garage sale if you’re driving customers away with high or unclear prices. You need attractive prices that are clear upfront to persuade buyers to open their wallets. It takes planning and a little research, but these tips can make it easier.
When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, starting an emergency fund can be tough. But for most people, creating a $1,000 initial emergency fund is an achievable goal. With a little effort, you can even create one in a month or less. And there are many strategies you can use to make it happen.
Many American workers have trouble making ends meet, which is why payday loans are such big business. Today’s popular personal finance apps that give you access to your paycheck a few days early may offer a better alternative. Here are the best paycheck advance apps to help you make it to payday.
The wage gap between women and men is a problem. It contributes to poverty for women and families and holds the entire economy back. And because the roots of the problem are complex, there’s no simple solution to fix it. Read about some ideas for how to close the gender pay gap — and why we should.