Have a Tax-Free Weekend … Every Weekend

Tweet   Bummed that Indiana isn’t among the seventeen states that treat residents to a one-time, back-to-school sales tax holiday in early August? Fret no longer! There’s a way to shop tax-free every weekend without ending up with the IRS hot on your heels.  If you shop smart, you can receive a 10, 15, or 20 percent […]

Why It Pays to Start Thinking About Christmas In July

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Tweet On the surface, July might seem like a strange time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. But preparing now is the best way to keep yourself from being in an unpleasant, post-holiday financial situation come January. The truth is, many Americans don’t plan ahead – and end up putting a big chunk of their holiday spending […]

Mastering the Homeowner Diet

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Tweet Saving money is a lot like losing weight. It’s no fun, requires sacrifices and no one at a dinner party wants to hear about your plan.  For many first-time home-buyers, trying to save enough money for the down payment on a house can seem like a diet that won’t end. It might even be […]

Every Drip Counts: Smart Tips to Save on Utility Bills

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Tweet Does paying your utility bills each month seem extra stressful these days? Is it completely normal for you to take some quiet time to mentally prepare yourself before opening an electric bill? After viewing your latest water statement, have you found yourself announcing that the whole family will soon be working together on a fun new […]