Deposit More? How One Trip to the ATM Changed My Savings Habits

8 05 2016


Featured in AFCPEs The Standard Spring 2016 Newsletter

DINK no more: Tips for transitioning from a ‘dual income, no kids household’ to ‘one income with kids’

9 07 2015

DINK no more Tips for transitioning from a dual income, no kids household’ to ‘one income with kids

Featured in AFCPEs The Standard July 2015

A Piggy Bank that Teaches to Save, Spend, Give and Invest

27 01 2013

Meet the Piggy Bank for the 21st Century –

ImageI came across this bank and believe it to be the best on the market.  It provides children and adults with a simple way to save, spend, donate and invest.  I especially enjoy the translucent appearance of the bank, which helps the saver to track their progress of their piggy bank deposits and withdrawals.  Everyone knows Rolist Financial Group are firm believers of “see it, to achieve it“.  This bank provides that motivation to continue with the saving because of the translucent appearance.  People have control over their accounts and this piggy bank provides just that.

SourceMoney Savvy Generation –

*We were not compensated in any way for our review

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Budgeting for Wedding Gifts

1 05 2012

Wedding season will be in full bloom as we dive into the coming months and plenty of folks are receiving wedding invitations in the mail as we write.  The question many of you are asking yourselves is:  “How much should I spend on a gift”?

We feel your pain, especially if you are traveling out-of-state and rely on a hotel for the night, on top of giving the happy couple a gift.

We believe the wedding gift rules should be:

  • Give What you can Afford.  While this sounds reasonable and logical, many of us ignore this rule.  Sometimes we feel cheap if we don’t follow the Joneses.  Remember, you will not win with money if you ignore your current situation – unpaid bills piling up, etc.  Make sure you can afford gift giving.
  • Shop Using Coupons.  Visit the couple’s bridal registry.  Search the internet for store coupons. 
  • Split a Hotel Room.  If your wedding attendance requires you to travel, you will probably need a hotel room.  Ask other guests if they would like to go in half for a hotel room.  The 50% savings can go towards the gift.
  • Theme Gift.  When shopping for gifts we first come up with a theme.  If the registrants have a bread-maker on their registry, the theme would be baking.  You could pair that bread-maker with baking pans/dough roller/cooling racks/oven mitts/aprons/dish towels and iron-on patches with the couples initials.
  • Adjust your Budget.  For those that would like to put money in an envelope:  adjust your budget accordingly the minute you receive the wedding invitation.  For example, if the wedding is three months away, redo your budget so that you have cash readily available to set aside for the wedding gift.  This may mean you forego recreational dining out.

Whatever the gift you decide on, make sure it comes from the heart.  A giving spirit allows you to appreciate the things life has given you. 

Saving Money at the Gas Pump

13 03 2012

Click on the car parts for money saving tips!

Source:  Federal Trade Commission

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