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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 […]

9 Ways to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Social Life or Beauty Sleep

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 16, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Are you looking noticeably tired today?  Do you toss and turn at night, worrying about lost sleep or a void social life?  Is money management making you a social martyr?  Are you tired of losing sleep due to working a second (or even third) job? Stop the insanity!  Get a hold on money […]

Save Money whilst Earning Cash Rewards

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 31, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Money Talk, Shopping
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Guest Post Earn While Shopping Earning cash rewards is a great way to make a little extra money while purchasing necessities for yourself and your family. Many people choose to shop online, completely unaware that these programs are available there too. However, those who take advantage of the rewards can earn fast money. How the […]

How to Start a Home Business

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Working from home is an idea that is slowly but surely getting popular with many people. The desire to have one’s own business continues to burn in many people, but they have no idea of how to start a home business. When determining how to start a home business, the first […]

Living on a Budget Doesn’t Mean Living Deprived

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk

Guest Post Image Source Many people believe that frugal living means that you have to deprive yourself of things you want. This is a common misconception. Actually, to live frugally simply means that you decide to spend prudently in some areas to better afford things that you want or need in other areas. It also […]