Abby HayesAbby Hayes is a freelance copywriter and blogger who writes on everything from personal finance to health and wellness. She spends her spare time bargain hunting and meal planning for her family of three.

7 Tips to Find the Best Cyber Monday Deals

Holiday shopping season is upon us, and you, like many gift-givers, may be wondering how to get the best deals on all those gifts you need to buy. Savvy bargain shoppers have been working Black Friday for years, but you may be less familiar with how to get a great deal on Cyber Monday. Though […]

Published or Updated: November 28, 2015

42 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $15

Think your slim Christmas budget limits you to shoddy gifts for everyone on your Christmas list? Think again! This list of 42 gift ideas under $15 runs the gamut from hilarious gag gifts to best-selling books to toys for girls and boys. Check out the list to get great ideas for anyone and everyone on […]

Published or Updated: November 26, 2015

Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card Review

If you love to fly Southwest and travel often, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card might be the travel card for you. With excellent rewards and a great bonus option available now, it could help you earn free airline travel. Here’s what you need to know about this travel rewards credit card: The Basics With […]

Published or Updated: November 24, 2015

The 6 Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

The holiday gift-buying season can be a great time to net cash back rewards on purchases you’re already planning to make. So long as you stick to a budget, you’ll come out on top when you choose a great cash back rewards credit card for your holiday shopping. While we track the best overall cash […]

Published or Updated: November 16, 2015

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016 Review

If you haven’t created a will – or haven’t updated yours in a while – now is the time with Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016. I was recently given a chance to review this new software from and would recommend it for anyone who needs to make a simple will. What It Offers Quicken WillMaker […]

Published or Updated: November 10, 2015

72 Online Shopping Websites With Free Shipping

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift shopping. And this year carries good news for online shoppers: more websites than ever are offering free shipping. To compete with the all-powerful, more and more sites are jumping on the free shipping bandwagon. As with Amazon, though, you might have to […]

Published or Updated: November 2, 2015

BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

Some credit cards are ideal for a very specific purpose. For example, some cards offer an excellent 0% APR on balance transfers, but no rewards. Other cards offer great rewards for a specific category of purchases, but no 0% option. And then there are great general-purpose rewards credit cards. Based on our review of the BankAmericard […]

Published or Updated: November 11, 2015

9 of the Best Meal Plans

If your normal weeknight dinner plans involve dining out or scrounging around the fridge for leftovers, meal planning could be exactly what you need. A great meal plan can help you eat well while saving money. With so many meal plans to choose from, which are the best? And which one is best for you? We’ve […]

Published or Updated: October 7, 2015

5 Tools to Calculate the Value of a College Degree

It is no secret that college degrees are expensive, but most parents still envision a college degree for their children. In October 2014, 68.4 percent of 2014’s high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities. However, with the average student loan debt at $28,400 and climbing, parents and students alike are putting more thought […]

Published or Updated: October 12, 2015

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