Archive for April, 2011

Think small.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Would you care if you lost $1.00? How about $300.00? We could lose more than $300 a year, if we let $1 slip through our fingers every day. It pays to pay attention to the small things.

Invest in a cookbook.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Even better, dust off a cookbook you already own. It can cost three times as much to eat out as it does to cook at home.

Spring Cleaning can lead to new found money.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

You can hold a yard sale and sell all of those “things” you don’t need or donate them to a local charity and have a tax deduction for 2011.

Before you buy something, sleep on it.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

During the Money Smart Week 2011 kickoff breakfast held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Ted Beck, President and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education, relayed this tip. A student he knew said that the best financial advice she’d ever received was when her father told her “Before you buy something, sleep on it.”