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3 Ways to Secure Your “Nest Egg”

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 25, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
3 ways to secure your nest egg

Guest Post Image Source Most would agree that it has become more challenging than ever for people to save for retirement, let alone grow funds and secure a decent sized nest egg. Because return assumptions have dropped and interest rates are so low, people often need to stretch their available funds in ways that they […]

How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Shopping + $500 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 7, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Deals of the Day, Giveaways, Savings, Shopping

It’s that time of year again… time to find that special gift for mi amor. Make that my loves, because I need gifts for the two special guys in my life. I think harder about Valentines gifts then I do most other gifts (except birthday gifts). I think they should be more personal. I do […]

What is Frugality, Anyhow?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
What is frugality

Guest Post Image Source Ever talk to someone who tells you that they’re interested in frugality, love to read about frugality, and their biggest role models are thrifty people like Amy Dacyzyn and Dave Ramsey? Then you discover that these people are not poor at all – perhaps they’re even richer than you’d ever hope […]

Loyalty and Reward Cards Made Easy with LOC Card

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 8, 2012 | Categories: Coupons, Freebies, Frugal Tips, Savings, Shopping

I am a “loyal” user of loyalty and reward cards. In fact, I rarely grocery shop unless I have a loyalty card for that particular grocery store. Just don’t do it. I like saving money, or getting .05 cents off per gallon of gas… which I get when I shop at my local Ingles, or […]

6 Tiny Money-Saving Habits That Make a Huge Difference

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 7, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source If you’re the frugal type you’d be forgiven to think that you already do everything within your power to cut down on expenses. However, even if you cut old school coupons and buy in bulk, there are still a 6 little-known tactics you may want to consider adding to your money […]

5 Ways To Save Money For College

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 11, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Image Source College education is expensive. But then again, if you want to be assured of a brighter future, a College Degree is required. If you want to establish a career later on then you should pursue College education. It may cost you a lot but there are definitely ways in which you can save […]

Saving money by growing vegetables and herbs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source People are trying to find different ways to save money. However, all ways are not convenient for everyone. One of the easiest and universally accepted ways is to grow your own vegetables and herbs. All you need is a piece of land and a heart to do gardening. Your grocery bills […]

Saving Money in the Midst of Financial Crisis

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post When you’re in the midst of a financial crisis, it’s important to save money. Saving money during hard times could mean the difference between eating your daily bread every day and going hungry. Being financially strapped is hard enough without having to sit in a dark, cold home because your utilities have been […]

Back to School: An Education in Saving

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 29, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post With the return to school looming for most students in the UK, now is the perfect time to have a look at how you and your child could be saving money for the future. There are two types of savings account designed for children – Junior ISAs and Child Trust Funds – but […]

5 Tips For Saving At The Grocery Store

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
How to save at the grocery store

Guest Post Image Source When it comes to money, it’s important to find ways to save whenever possible. For example, if you’re looking to finance a laptop for your child’s college years, or you’d like to save up enough money for your next vacation, it’s important to find ways to save money. Every day we […]