Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season, second only to Christmas in terms of family expenditures. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects record spending...
60% of parents are considering home schooling instead of sending their kids back this fall. But it can get expensive if you’re not careful. Thankfully, there are many ways to give your kids an enriching education at home on a tight budget.
Most communities have a local farmers market, and they're popular for a good reason. Farmers markets provide fresh, locally grown produce, as well as homemade or home-baked goods. They also make it easier to eat healthy on a budget. Read on for tips on making the most of your local farmers market.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents wonder what this summer will look like for their kids. The good news is it can’t cancel summer fun. As parents, we simply have to reimagine what summer means, what we can do to keep our kids from regressing over summer break, and keep having fun.
Catastrophic events like severe illness, a death in the family, natural disasters, and unemployment have the power to devastate even well-off families financially. Crowdfunding allows people who are unable to manage an expense to turn to their communities for help. But is it a good solution?
Are you looking for ways to save money on your monthly budget? Unemployment is on the rise and many are fearful they might lose their jobs. So there’s never been a better time to look at how much you’re spending each month to find ways to cut back and save.
When you’re on a tight budget, you need to stretch every dollar as far as it can go. Freecycle helps people give things away to those who can use them. While there are some downsides, Freecycle is easy to use and good for both your wallet and the environment. Here’s how it works.
There’s not much you as a consumer can do to fix America’s Internet system, but you can at least reduce the price you pay to connect to it. A wide variety of strategies, from cutting out extras to negotiating a lower price, can get your Internet bill down to a more reasonable rate.
You'd never take money out of your wallet and throw it straight into a trash can, but using these disposable items is kind of like doing that. Plus, it's horrible for the environment. From water bottles to napkins to personal products, here are several disposable items you're better off ditching.
Too often, it seems like making your life greener means spending more. But that needn’t be the case. One of the best ways to be more eco-friendly is to cut back on your use of energy and natural resources — which cost money. That means you can protect your wallet as well as the environment.
A few years back, my wife and I purchased a new queen-sized mattress to go with our new IKEA platform bed. Previously, we'd slept...
Many of us have a lot of unused stuff lurking in our closets, basement, and attic. Selling this extra stuff kills two birds with one stone, freeing up space in your home and putting some extra cash in your wallet. Here are all the places that can turn your clutter into cash.