There are a lot of bargains to be had out there – but don’t be fooled; some of them aren’t deals at all. I tell you what to look out for and give you some examples of when the best thing to do is keep your money.
The holiday season is a special time. With Charlie Brown on TV, carols on the radio, and an ever-growing list of people to shop for, it’s easy to get carried away. The pressure to over-shop and overspend when you’re rushing to buy everything on your list can be overwhelming. No worries, though; we’ve got you […]
In this week’s episode of The Current Balance Podcast, I explore the ways retailers persuade you to overspend when you’re shopping online. Plus, I give tips to help you get past those tricks and stick to your budget. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: RetailMeNot CouponCabin
Your Money or Your Life is unlike any personal finance book you’ve ever read. It’s not an investment guide or a collection of savings tips. Instead, this recently updated classic aims to help you figure out exactly how money fits into your life. Most personal finance books try to help you earn and keep enough money […]
Today’s episode of The Current Balance Podcast features all the steps needed to buy a used car the right way including a checklist of things to pay attention to during the test drive. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Consumer Reports J.D. Power Cars.com TrueCar CarMax Autotrader AutoCheck CARFAX
In the mood for Mexican food but don’t want to eat out? This quesadilla recipe brings you a delicious, healthy Mexican meal without going over your budget (just $0.43 per serving). For an even more authentic taste, garnish with sour cream, lime or cilantro. ½ red or green pepper, seeded and cut in bite-size […]
In this episode of The Current Balance Podcast, I review the pros and cons of buying a new or used car to help you make that important decision.
Mega e-tailers, like Amazon and Walmart, may monopolize online commerce, but it’s the small businesses across the country that keep the economy going. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the 28 million small businesses in America account for 54 percent of all sales in the country. Small businesses create jobs, build a […]
In this episode of The Current Balance Podcast, I share ways you can save money on your heating bills during the winter months.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be great fun – but they can also put you at great risk. Scams abound on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season, and you don’t want a phishing scheme or a bogus bargain to turn you into a Grinch. In Episode 7 of the podcast we […]