Author Archives: Tiffany Jetton

Money Hacks: The Kool-Aid Test

Leaky toilets can really inflate your water bill. Try the Kool Aid test! Dump a package of orange Kool-Aid into the tank of your toilet and don’t flush for an hour. If you still see orange water in the toilet bowl after an hour, you have a leak. Stop throwing out money and get it…

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Back-to-school season can be exhausting — and expensive! Take the hassle and the hefty price tags out of this year’s school shopping by downloading these 5 apps. Who knows? Maybe school shopping can be fun again! 1. School Supply List (iOS, $0.99) Keep things organized with this app created just for school supply lists. You can…

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Spring Clean For Extra Cash

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape. But there’s more than just a neat house awaiting the end of all that hard work. With just a few steps, you can put some extra cash in your wallet.  1.) Trade in your electronics  Gather all…

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Saving Smarts

For the responsible adult who thinks about being prepared for the future, savings are a fixed expense that is built into the monthly budget just like car payments and insurance. For most people, though, this habit does not come naturally. It needs to be acquired and practiced. Teach your kids those saving smarts now when…

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Grocery shopping is an inevitable part of life. It can also be one of the easiest ways to blow your budget. Whether you choose to do your shopping at the corner store, Aldi or your local Walmart, remembering what you need and trying to stick to your budget can be a hassle. That’s the goal…

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How To Use Money Envelopes

Are you looking for a way to make budgeting easier? Well, here’s the good news – your search is over! The money envelope system is a simple, proven and powerful way to keep spending in check. Follow the steps below:  1. Determine your monthly income and expenses For the next few months, track all your…

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Why Should I Create A Budget?

1.    You’ll spend less. 2.    You’ll always have enough for fixed expenses. 3.    You’ll argue less about discretionary spending. 4.    You’ll save more. 5.    You’ll have money for fluctuating expenses. 6.    You’ll feel more in control of your finances. 7.    You’ll be motivated to increase your earning potential. 8.    You’ll feel less guilt about impulse purchases that are within your budget. 9.    You’ll feel…

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1. Don’t: Leave the House Hungry Only shop while on a full stomach. This way, you won’t buy to satisfy your lingering hunger pangs   2.  Do: Check Your Pantry and Fridge Before You Leave Make sure you know exactly what you have in the house before you head to the store.   3. Don’t:…

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