No matter what time of the year, there is probably a sale brewing somewhere. Knowing when to buy what item may be a challenge, but it is a part of smart shopping. Whether you are interested in buying new sheets, a television, or clothing, there is a time that each item is at its lowest price…

The holidays are upon us. We are faced with longer lists of thing to buy, a limited amount of time to do the shopping, and a limited amount of money. Stores are trying to maximize their profits. There is a reason that they call it Black Friday. That is the day many of our stores enter into t…

Those automatic payments sure make our life easier, don’t they? You set up the payments and from then on, bills automatically get paid regardless of other things happening in our life. A little bit of awareness and caution is called for to keep these conveniences from harming our fiscal fitness.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “My Plate” guide says we should all eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day – three servings of vegetables and two of fruit. Five a day can really cut into your budget. However, the form of product you choose – canned, frozen, dried, o…

The phone rings – usually during a meal – and someone on the line demands that you pay a debt that you owe. The call could concern a legitimate debt, but sometimes the call is not from a collector at all. Rather, it is a scam artist pretending to be a debt collector.

No matter what time of the year, there is probably a sale brewing somewhere. Knowing when to buy what item may be a challenge, but it is a part of smart shopping. Whether you are interested in buying new sheets, a television, or clothing, there is a time that each item is at its lowest price…

The holidays are upon us and with it, the spending season. The money spent not only delights our family and friends with our gift giving, but it also delights merchants everywhere.

The holidays are upon us. We are faced with longer lists of thing to buy, a limited amount of time to do the shopping, and a limited amount of money. Stores are trying to maximize their profits. There is a reason that they call it Black Friday. That is the day many of our stores enter into t…

Many of us are cash-strapped. We might need money for a down payment on a house, to pay off our credit card debt, or even to hold us over when we are unexpectedly left without employment.

The holidays are just around the corner, and with them come those expensive celebration meals. However, there are some deals if you only seek them out.

More than 140 million people have been affected by the recent data breach at the credit bureau, Equifax. Though the full result is yet to be discovered, over 40 percent of the U.S. population is in the same boat.

Those automatic payments sure make our life easier, don’t they? You set up the payments and from then on, bills automatically get paid regardless of other things happening in our life. A little bit of awareness and caution is called for to keep these conveniences from harming our fiscal fitness.

A credit score can open or close the door on your financial future. This number, based on our successful financial habits, affects our borrowing power and also the rates we pay for car insurance, cell phone services, and even cable.

Berry season is drawing to a close. Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries season is done, except for a few overlooked berries. We have highbush cranberries, lingonberries and rose hips still on the horizon.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “My Plate” guide says we should all eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day – three servings of vegetables and two of fruit. Five a day can really cut into your budget. However, the form of product you choose – canned, frozen, dried, o…

I saw a Facebook post of an idyllic snowstorm in a very picturesque village with the caption “Only 126 sleeps until Christmas.” We just celebrated the Fourth of July, didn’t we?

The phone rings – usually during a meal – and someone on the line demands that you pay a debt that you owe. The call could concern a legitimate debt, but sometimes the call is not from a collector at all. Rather, it is a scam artist pretending to be a debt collector.

Aug. 19 is National Potato Day. It is a day to cook and eat a few potatoes. The versatile vegetable can be used for breakfast, lunch, supper, and even for snacks. 

Budgeting is a dirty word for most of us. Not only does it smack of depriving ourselves, but it also is just plain complicated. You estimate what you are going to spend. You have to stay within these estimates, then you have to track your spending and revise those estimates to match what act…

It’s back-to-school time! The National Retail Federation reports that this year we will spend $83.6 billion on school clothing and supplies, an increase of 10 percent over last year’s total. That breaks down to an average of $688 per K-12 student and the second-largest shopping season behind…

Words can tell the truth or they can hide some very deceptive truths.

Summertime, and the living is easy! But all those summer activities can take a heavy toll on our clothing. We stain, we wash, and sometimes we throw away clothing that we simply can’t get clean.

Credit cards are a permanent part of our lives now. They provide a safe, easy way to pay debts. A credit card also means that you might be spending more than you think.