Thought coupons were a thing of the past? Think again. Online coupons alone have had a 360% increase in usage in the US. Want to know what types of coupons are used most? Or what city uses the most coupons? Read on:
The Honeymooners. Off We Go! (Infographic)
Honeymoon is usually a dream-come-true for many women who have fantasized about it since their early childhood. Perfect holidays don’t just happen, if you want to spend hassle-free holidays make sure you have everything planned beforehand. Planning in advance will also help you save some money and avoid unexpected expenses.
Even though US consumer debt has been decreasing since 2008, as of 2011, Americans still have a total of $11.4 Trillion in debt to pay off. It’s true, these statistics can seem a bit disheartening.
The bright side? SaveUp members have collectively deposited over $380 million into savings and paid off more than $99 million in debt. And the cherry on top is getting rewarded for saving, not spending. Huzzah!
This morning, while stopping for a fix of my drug of choice, caffeine, I decided to calculate how much I was spending on my overpriced soy latte in big-picture terms. I figure, if I’m grabbing one before work every day, and each one costs me $4.15, then that’s got to be putting a pretty big…
As mentioned in Part 1, money issues ruin more relationships than any other problems! While divorce can be among the most ruinous financial moves anyone can make, shared financial goals and a coordinated financial program can create huge success and lasting satisfaction. No issue is as…
Whether you are in a committed relationship, engaged, newly married, or a veteran spouse, you probably have experienced at least some tension around money in your relationship. I think we all know this: Money wrecks more relationships than any other single issue! A good, healthy financial…
The decision to save money is both a personal as well as a financial choice. Very often people may find themselves stuck between what they want to do (i.e. save on a regular basis) and what they think they can afford to do. Saving money may be considered a luxury by some people who don’t feel…
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Kids are raking in an average of $15 a week in allowance, according to a recent survey. But money earned isn’t money saved, and a majority of parents say their kids are spending their allowance just as quickly as they receive it.
While children generally receive a larger allowance the older they get, the average across all ages is $780 a year, according to a survey by the American Institute of CPAs. That’s enough to buy an iPad and an iPod Touch, or an XBox 360 with 10 video games. In just four years, a diligent saver could buy their first clunker to drive their friends around.
But, as the survey found, allowance money is rarely saved. Parents say most of their kids’ allowance is quickly spent on outings with friends or toys.
The AICPA’s survey found that 61% of parents pay an allowance, and more than half of them starting making these payments to their kids by the time they’re eight years old. Yet only 1% of parents say their child ever saves any of that money.
Part of the problem: More parents teach their kids about good manners, eating habits, and grades than money management. Eighty-one percent of parents say they’ve discussed managing money with their kids, compared to 95% who discuss good manners, 87% who discuss good eating habits and grades, and 84% who discuss the dangers of drugs and alcohol, the survey found.
My latest for CNNMoney
Is all debt bad? Not necessarily. Certain types of debt are either beneficial or detrimental as we try to improve our finances.
For instance, you can pay off debt consistently (like paying off a credit card in full each month) and establish good credit so that you can qualify to borrow money…
TGIF! Here are some informative posts we’ve found this week to help you stay on top of your finances:
The Secret to Saving Money - This great post from Generation X Finance explains how to get in the right mindset to save more money. Mind over matter!
Up Up and Away (Infographic)
The United States is a melting pot where many different cultures, religions and ideologies intersect and intertwine. Against a backdrop of American traditions, there is a colorful mosaic created by people of various origins.
Globalization and the ongoing technological progress made long-distance travel part and parcel of our everyday lives. The meaning of distance has changed drastically and it is no longer perceived as an obstacle. The time-distance ratio has been distorted and long-haul travel is easier than ever before. No matter what the distance, with some money and time on our hands, we can simply go wherever we want.