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20 Money Saving Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Home and Garden, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Tips
Money saving ideas

I, like most everybody else, am looking for ways to save money. In my case, we are saving for our son’s college and our retirement. Not to mention that I am just frugal by nature and don’t like to waste money. So I’m always looking for money saving ideas. I’ve found some wonderful sites with […]

5 Steps to a More Frugal 2014

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2014 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Money Talk

I’ve had this article in a draft since January and forgot about it. It’s still early in 2014 and still very relevant… Many people set New Year’s resolutions that deal with saving money or cutting costs. They want to live more frugally so they can pay off debt, start a college fund for their kids, […]

Stock Market Games: Top Five Things You Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 29, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post For new investors, the stock market can seem confusing or scary. Knowing where and when to invest your money in the stock market can seem overwhelming. These five tips can help you feel more at ease when investing your money in the stock market: 1. More Than Dow Jones The American stock market […]

ID Theft And Your Teen: What You Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Financial, Guest Posts, Information, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Over the past decade, identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Thieves use credit card information and social security numbers to have access to existing credit and also to apply for more credit in the name of victims. In fact, the IRS has estimated that […]

Ask and You Might Receive Money, Discounts and More

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 2, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk
ask and you might receive money, disounts, and more

Guest Post Image Source I wasn’t born this way.  I, like most of you, accepted the “number” I was given. If someone told me the salary, the price, the terms, or whatever, I’d either accept or decline.  It never occurred to me to ask for what I wanted. Then, while at an investment class, an […]

What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 1, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Giveaways, Summer, Travel

This is an easy question for me this year… vacation. In fact, we just got back from vacation, so it’s fresh on my pocketbook mind. I commented to my husband that I didn’t see how big families could afford to go on vacation. I do know that you can do it on a loss less […]

5 Easy Ways to Save Money On Electronics

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source Much to my wife’s dismay, I am a guy who loves bright and shiny electronics and gadgets. But the good news for her is that I refuse to pay full-price, or anything remotely close to full-price for that matter. Over the years I have discovered some pretty cool tricks to find […]

Teaching a Child about Financial Responsibility

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings
teaching a child about financial responsibility

Guest Post Before I get to my article, I want to personally thank Donna for allowing me to contribute to her terrific blog a couple times per month. I hope to bring you some money saving tips and related coupons to help make your paycheck go a little bit further, or like today’s post, offer […]

Life Insurance Denial: What Your Family Needs To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 2, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Financial
life insurance denial

Guest Post Image Source Many people purchase life insurance in order to protect their families and loved ones after they have died. However, there are cases where insurance companies choose to unreasonably deny life insurance claims on valid policies. They may also make decisions to unreasonably fail to fairly or fully pay claims promptly. When […]

College Grads – What They Need to Know About Credit

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 5, 2013 | Categories: Education, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk
college grads - what they need to know about credit

Guest Post Image Source Recent statistics show that 22 percent of the American population has obtained at least a Bachelor’s degree. This number sits at an all-time high for the country, and it’s hard to argue the economic benefits of obtaining a degree. Unfortunately, it seems that credit companies seem to know right when a […]