FreedomPop: Is a Free Cell Phone Plan Too Good To Be True?

Aliyyah Camp

You may have heard the rage about the new cell phone service provider that offers free talk, text, and data. It’s called FreedomPop. When it first released, many news outlets covered the service from the angle of home users and domestic wireless users. Now, FreedomPop offers global cell phone service as well — a unique […]

Published or Updated: October 7, 2016

How to Save Money and Still Have a Social Life

Aliyyah Camp

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, socializing is the second most common leisure activity in America — after watching TV, of course. But spending time with friends often comes with a pricetag. The cost of event tickets, meals, and drinks can easily add up and break your budget. Some may think declining invitations is […]

Published or Updated: September 28, 2016

Pros and Cons of Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

Aliyyah Camp

Think about how much you paid per-minute on your first cell phone. Quite a bit, right? It seems as though phone plans today are cheaper than ever before — so why are we actually spending more money than ever on our cell phones? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average cost increased more […]

Published or Updated: September 24, 2016

How to Keep One-Off Expenses from Breaking the Budget

Even if you’re a budgeting machine who has it all together, you may still get surprised once in awhile. Usually, you’ll be caught off guard by one-off expenses. These are items that you should technically expect, but they tend to sneak up on many of us. After all, it can be hard to remember expenses […]

Published or Updated: August 27, 2016

Why You Should, and Shouldn’t, Use Your Credit Card Every Day

Aliyyah Camp

Every time you shop, you make a decision whether to pay by card or cash. Paying cash makes it easier to stick to a budget, helps you stay out of debt, and keeps credit card costs at bay. On the other hand, credit cards come with a lot of perks that make them attractive to […]

Published or Updated: August 15, 2016

Big Expense? How to Decide If It’s Emergency Fund-Worthy

Aliyyah Camp

According to a survey conducted by GOBankingRates, 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. This means if a financial emergency occurred, more than half of Americans couldn’t handle it simply with cash. They’d have to rely on credit, borrowing money from friends/family, or even dipping into their retirement accounts to cover a financial […]

Published or Updated: September 7, 2016

5 Sites that Save You Money on Your Retail Spending

Mark Hull

As someone interested in financial freedom, you are probably pretty cognizant of where your money goes. You use cash back credit cards, put your money in high yield savings accounts, and try to save on purchases wherever you can. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the best deals, though. We are creatures of habit […]

Published or Updated: July 24, 2016

32 Ways to Save Money on Childcare

Full-time child care eats up a huge portion of families’ incomes. In fact, in some states, parents are paying more for child care than they pay in mortgage payments or rent. Whether you’re getting ready for your first baby or just looking for ways to trim your current costs, we’re here to help. I know […]

Published or Updated: July 25, 2016

How to Build Saving Habits With These 7 Apps

Mark Hull

Popular wisdom once said that a new habit takes 21 days to become a permanent fixture in life. But according to one newer study, it’s actually closer to 66 days. I’m on a quest to find some powerful apps that will allow me to build a positive savings habit. If you have some bad spending […]

Published or Updated: July 17, 2016

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