Best of the week – April 20, 2013

Some articles that caught my eye this week…

Budget-friendly Mom’s Day gifts

Often the most meaningful gifts don’t have to break the budget.

8 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last Longer

I can personally vouch for tip 3. Placing a paper towel in a bag of lettuce makes an amazing difference in keeping the lettuce from spoiling.

9 Tips to Become a Super Savvy Shopper

The internet has opened many opportunities to save money on things we need to purchase. Often just by spending a little time doing some simple searches you can save a lot of money. You work hard for your money; you want to find the best deal possible.

Starbucks, Wal-Mart Offer Classes — for College Credit

One great way to get a college degree without finding yourself thousands of dollars in debt is to get a job with a company that provides tuition reimbursement. This takes that concept one step further as some companies are now providing in-house training that can be transferred for actual college credit. Great opportunity if you work for one of these companies.

Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

Reverse mortgages are almost never a good deal for the consumer and it angers me when “trusted” celebrities promote them to desperate senior citizens. They tend to have huge fees, and the industry is full of fraud. Even if you get one from a reputable company, it is rarely a good deal.

Taking Small Steps To Turbo Charge Your Retirement Savings

Interesting how just making a small incremental increase in what you save over time can yield huge results. The biggest key to investing is simply faithfulness over time. There is no golden ticket. The way to save for a comfortable amount in retirement is simply by putting a little away month after month after month. In the race between the tortoise and the hare, the tortoise always wins.

How to Save Money at Baseball Games

If you are a baseball fan there is something about walking through that tunnel into the stadium that makes the grass look a little greener and the sky a little bluer. Tickets are expensive, but if you aren’t careful you can end up spending even more for parking, concessions and souvenirs. I would add one more tip for enjoying baseball on a budget:  check out a minor league game or even a local college or high school team. You’ll spend a lot less and it’s great fun.


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