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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Borrowing Money for the New Year | The Ups, Downs & Everything Else

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 27, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post The idea of taking out a loan automatically seems to have negative connotations attached to it, however if you’re struggling with your finances after this Christmas, it might seem like a tempting option. Loans do come in many different forms however and the important part is that whatever finance options you take, the […]

How To Teach Children About Responsible Banking

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Educating children about banking is certainly one of the most hotly debated in many families – and not just because, as the Guardian has only recently once again confirmed, finding savings account offering decent rates has become all but impossible these days. Most importantly, dealing with finances is an important aspect […]

How to Have a Great Vacation without Overspending

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 3, 2012 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Planning the annual family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank; it is poor planning that often results in vacations going over budget. How can you plan a fun filled family vacation, without overspending? Set a Budget, and Stick to It Setting a budget before traveling is essential. Set a budget […]

Can Coupon Collecting Be Educational, Besides Just Saving Money?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 16, 2012 | Categories: Coupons, Education, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post We all know the drill, coupon collecting equals big money saving opportunities. If time allows, collecting can reap benefits far and wide in all manner of sectors, from discount grocery shopping to multi bulk buy deals and even holiday packages, the rewards are obvious. Some people get so dedicated to the cause that […]

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 […]

How Single Moms Can Find Financial Help to Reduce the Cost of Returning to School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 24, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Every month many single moms think they will never be able to stretch their limited financial resources to meet the food, housing and transportation costs of their households. Though they are working hard and pinching every penny until it screams, a single income in the unskilled labor force does not pay enough to provide the […]