If you are concerned that your spending habits have gotten out of control, you are probably tempted to tear up your credit cards and pay for everything with cash. However, credit card use is an important way of doing business in modern times. It can be difficult to purchase an airline ticket, rent a car or book a hotel room if you do not have a credit card to use in these transactions. Retaining at least one credit card is Read the rest of this entry »
None of us like to think about when life attacks, but we still prepare for it. You grab the umbrella when the skies look grey, you buy a new set of locks when the home next door is broken into and, if your line of work is particularly hazardous, you might have needed the services of the Disability Benefits Alliance.
However, even with disability and other helpful services, sometimes it’s not enough and when you’re all laid up and out of work, you’ll be happy you saved.
But how does one save money? It’s easy and here are just a few ways:
1.) Don’t eat out so much. You might think that eating out is cheap, but it can all add up to a pretty serious amount. Better to spend a lot upfront for a week’s worth of groceries. It’s healthier and it can also be cheaper.
2.) Take inventory of your expenses. Then decide which of these are necessities and which are not. Trim the non-essentials from the equation and you could be left with quite a decent sum.
3.) Give the credit card a nap. Stick it in some fold of your wallet where you can’t immediately see it, write yourself a note, whatever you do, just make sure you only use the credit card in emergencies.
There are many reasons why a debit card is a much better choice to other options that are available for making a purchase. A debit card is typically issued by a bank or credit union. The debit card is linked to a checking account of a savings account.
One reason why a debit card is a much better choice is that you do not need to have cash on hand or to write check from a check book. A debit card electronically debits the amount of a purchase directly out of Read the rest of this entry »
Many people get bogged down with a lot of different credit cards and have a hard time keeping track of all of them. Often times, this leads to late payments resulting in interest and fees that increase the difficulty of repaying outstanding balances. To reduce the risk of late payment, having one credit card is often a good option. However, given the increased importance of credit cards to our lifestyles, how can one survive with just one credit card? What tips are useful for making the switch to one credit card?
If you are seeking to survive with just Read the rest of this entry »
The simplest and practical way to save money quickly is to start cooking at home. We spend so much money going out to eat that it becomes a habit. You will find yourself going out to eat for breakfast, lunch and for dinner. It’s just so easy to go to restaurant or a diner and order your food, eat and you are on your way. Before you know it, you’re spending and spending without even noticing. This is because we live our lives fast and want everything easy and you bet that someone else serving you is Read the rest of this entry »
The current economy has many people worried. As savings and retirement accounts drop, many are wondering what they can do to save money. The answers to this question are found at home, but the answers require something many are not willing to do. You will have to make sacrifices.
The latte you buy every morning on the way to work needs to go. Buy a coffee maker, coffee and filters and save money. The initial investment Read the rest of this entry »
There are many ways one could save and invest their money, you just have to have patients and be willing to do with out some things in life in order to save your money. One way of saving money is to only spend what you need to spend instead of doing unnecessary spending. You can treat yourself every once in awhile, just know when enough is enough. You can take all advances you receive from work and put them into an account and continue on like you Read the rest of this entry »