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.

20 Easy, Affordable DIY Holiday Gifts from Pinterest

This holiday season, you may be looking to save some cash without skimping on gifts for friends and family members. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds with these easy-peasy, super-affordable DIY gift ideas we’ve collected from the treasure-trove that is Pinterest. I’ve carefully checked each of these gift-making tutorials, and they all […]

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Published or Updated: November 27, 2013

8 Ways to Cultivate Generosity in Your Kids Over the Holidays

You don’t need the zillions of toy-related commercials this time of year to remind you that it’s difficult to keep kids from turning into mindless consumers. What can we expect, when they’re constantly bombarded with more and more things to want or “need”? But you don’t have to throw in the towel on raising selfless, […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

5 Ways to Invest in Bitcoins

Bitcoins, the most popular in a wave of electronic cryptocurrencies, are taking over the news these days. There’s the Norwegian guy who bought $27 in Bitcoins, only to find four years later, that his investment was worth nearly $1,000,000. Then there’s the first Bitcoin ATM, located inside a Vancouver, British Columbia, coffee shop. Some investors […]

Published or Updated: November 22, 2013

Low Down Payment Mortgages are Back

Shortly after the mortgage crash in 2008, popular low- and no-down payment mortgage options vanished from most of the market. The Federal Housing Administration was left to take on the homebuyers who couldn’t afford to put down a lot of money, many of whom were lower income or buying a home for the first time. […]

Published or Updated: November 20, 2013

How I Bought a House for Next to Nothing, and How You Can, Too

My husband and I are in the process of “buying” a home for $0. Not kidding. I’ll admit our circumstances are so strange that seasoned mortgage loan officers scratch their heads. People just don’t get homes for nothing. But I’ve learned it is possible in many areas of the country. Read on to find out how. Our […]

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Published or Updated: November 18, 2013

How to Ditch Cable Without Starving for Entertainment

Cable TV is expensive. It was that long ago when nobody paid for Television. Then cable TV came along in the 70s, and now most everybody is paying upwards of $100 or more for a gazillion channels few ever watch. So it wasn’t surprising when a reader recently asked about how to get rid of […]

Published or Updated: November 15, 2013

A Review of Quicken 2014 from a Complete Quicken Newbie

I have to admit: I’ve always been a little afraid of Quicken. It just seems so monolithic, in the world of budgeting and personal finance. And I always figured it would be incredibly complicated to use. So I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy setting up Quicken 2014 can be! As a detail-oriented budgeting […]

Published or Updated: November 14, 2013

Pros and Cons of Using a 401(k) to Buy a Home

Recently, a reader asked us about using 401(k) funds to buy a home: “Hello, can you please give your opinion on borrowing from my 401k to purchase a home? The pros and cons? Thanks for your opinion.” Whether you should use your 401(k) to purchase a home depends on a number of factors, but borrowing […]

Published or Updated: November 12, 2013

FICO Introduces New Way to Get Your Credit Score Totally Free

If you’ve recently tried to pull your own credit score, you know that it can get expensive. On the myFICO.com website, copies of your FICO score can cost anywhere from $19.95 to $54.85, depending on whether or not you want to see separate scores from all three major credit bureaus. Since FICO is the score […]

Published or Updated: November 7, 2013

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