Do Food Stamps Roll Over?

The Federal Food Stamp Program (also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) has rolled out cards instead of issuing paper food stamp coupons. SNAP recipients now get what’s known as a EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card that they can use at approved stores. It makes it much easier now as you just use the EBT card much like you would a debit or a credit card. All you do is swipe your card in a card reader, enter your PIN number and away you go.   How to Use Read more [...]

The 5 Easiest Ways to Save on Car Insurance

If you own a car, you really should have car insurance. Yeah, it’s an extra expense, but you’ll be happy you have insurance when you get into an accident. That doesn’t mean you need to spend an excessive amount on it though. To save money on car insurance you need to know what affects your rates. To help you save money relatively quickly, here are 5 different ways to get discounts on car insurance. Get Usage-Based Insurance If you don’t drive a whole lot, see if you can go with Read more [...]

A Guide for First Time Bike Insurance Buyers

Just like a car owner, as a bike owner you do have to pay for insurance. Although some of the factors that insurers use to determine your rates are similar to what they consider for cars, there are some subtle differences. Of course, it’s in your best interest to estimate how much you might expect to pay, especially if you’re a first time bike insurance buyer. While you can’t get exact dollar amounts until you actually get some quotes, there are some factors you can think about now. Read more [...]

Healthy Costco Foods – Tips, Tricks and a Shopping List

If you’re anything like me,  you get distracted by the rotisserie chicken, baked goods and the new food items they have in stock every time I happen to go there. It’s so tempting to go from aisle to aisle just to see what you can get. Yes, it’s hard not to pick up that massive cheesecake for a deep discount, but Costco is more than that. There are some pretty die-hard fans out there that rave about healthy Costco foods. You can find a whole range of organic products, as well as ones Read more [...]

Can Payment Be Stopped on a Cashier’s Check?

You’ve finally decided to make that big purchase. It’s an exciting milestone to finally have money for your first down payment for a house or car. Now you’re on your way to get a cashier’s check for the seller. However, something went awry and now you want to cancel it. But can payment be stopped on a cashier’s check? Well, technically no. A cashier’s check is much like giving someone cash. The only way to really get your money back is if the person you gave it to agrees to Read more [...]

Blue Apron Review: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

Companies, like Blue Apron, are capitalizing on the desire to have someone else go shopping and prepare your meals for you. In fact, Blue Apron is serving up more than 5 million meals a month. Would you be willing to join millions of others and pay extra money to have ready-made meals delivered to your doorstep? About Blue Apron If you haven't heard of them already, Blue Apron is one of many companies out there that offers a meal planning and delivery service. Each week, you log on to the website Read more [...]

Paribus Review: Is It Better Than Ebates?

I’m a big fan of saving money on purchases whenever I can. Like most of you, you’re probably using Ebates or a similar app to save a bit of money on regular purchases. Enter Paribus A new app called Paribus also claims to help you save money. If you didn’t know already, a lot of retailers offer price-matching on purchases if you happen to find a lower price within a certain period of time (usually within a week or two). What this app does is help you track your online purchases and if Read more [...]

How to Transfer Money from a Credit Card to a Bank Account

It can totally happen. You have an emergency and it’s more than what you have in your bank account. It could even be for paying for bills every once in a while during times of need. It’s OK to use your credit cards instead of getting a traditional payday or personal loan. If you can, you can use your credit card directly to pay things like loans, other credit cards (like balance transfers) or even mortgages. Yeah, it’s not the best scenario, especially if you can’t make the payments Read more [...]

Costco Chili Review – Is It Worth The Hype?

Costco has become something of a cult-like chain store, mesmerizing millions of customers (and visitors) each year. I’m actually one of them. Yeah, you definitely get some really good discounts, but there’s so much more. And no, I’m not talking about the rotisserie chicken everyone likes to drool over I’m taking about Costco chili. If you pass by the Costco food court on your way out the door, you may have noticed that they now have chili on the menu. They started rolling out this Read more [...]

How to Save Money on New Tech Products for Your Family

Nowadays, purchasing any new type of technology can be expensive. Computers, smartphones and household appliances can cost hundreds of dollars. New models are being released constantly, and it can be quite tempting to just go ahead and grab the latest gadget available. When you purchase a new product, most of the time you are spending more than what the product is actually worth. Costs can also add up if you have a household full of tech-savvy family members - everyone wants their own gadgets. We Read more [...]