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12 Ways to Save Up for a Family Vacation This Summer

Although the official start of summer is days away, it’s never too late to start saving for that family vacation. The most recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics  say that the average American family spends $1,415 on a…

Mother’s Day by the Numbers

On May 13th mothers everywhere will be opening thoughtful gifts from their kids, smiling at heartwarming cards, putting bouquets of beautiful flowers in water, enjoying delicious brunches with their families, and basking in this annual reminder…

Why Women Must Be Financially Savvy

Women have got to take personal finance seriously. According to Vital Health and Statistics a Latina’s life expectancy at birth is 83. During those years, Latinas fall financially short, whether single or married. In 2010 the Insight Center…

How To Spend Your Tax Refund

What are you planning to do with your tax refund? Presuming you’re getting one and not having to pay the IRS, that is. If you’re like most Americans, you’re planning on paying off debt or saving it or both. As reported in CNN Money and…

Easter by the Numbers or Our Easter Candy Shame

Easter is big business! Not surprising given that a majority of the population celebrates the holiday, the tradition of egg hunts and lots and lots of candy. A total of 16 billion (not a typo) jelly beans—enough to circle the globe three times—are…

6 Tax Deductions Every Mom Should Take

Every year there are five common reasons why people don’t file their personal income tax returns by the April 15th deadline. Procrastination—This is hands down the most common reason. Certain people view tax preparation similar to…

Why I Won't Give My Daughter a Cell Phone

When I was a girl, my parents had two absolute, don’t-even-bother-challenging-them-because-you’re-never-going-to-win rules in our house: No telephones in the bedroom and no TVs in the bedroom. I tried everything: begging, withdrawing,…

3 Myths About Prepaid Debit Cards

There are a slew of new prepaid debit cards that promise everything from raising your credit score to roadside assistance, and have famous names attached to them. But are these debit cards really better than an account at a financial institution?…

12 Tips to Make You the Smartest Supermarket Shopper

You shouldn’t shop when you’re in a rush, but wait until you have time to think. That makes you a good supermarket shopper. Those items marked “Special” are on sale. And don’t make a big amount of food because you’ll eat it all—isn’t…