How to Give Your Old Car to Charity

If you have an old car cluttering your driveway or garage, the idea of donating it to charity may be very attractive. After all, you get to help out a worthy cause and get the vehicle out of your life. That can certainly be a win-win.However, if you are thinking about making a donation, you need to make sure it’s the best choice for you. Then, you can explore the steps to ensure that the effort you’ll need to put in is worth what you get out. The Pros and Cons of Donating a Car Before Read more [...]

How Do I Budget for Home Repairs?

Nothing can derail your finances like a home repair you didn’t expect. For example, replacing an appliance, shelling out for a new roof, or a plumbing emergency can all be costly.Generally, the smartest approach is to budget for these expenses in advance. That lets you save up funds to manage these costs, making them easier to handle.But how exactly do you budget for home repairs, particularly if you aren’t sure what will need fixing when? To help you answer that question, here are Read more [...]

How To Save Money Buying A Car

Buying a car can be extremely stressful. With so many different cars for sale and so many places to look, the process is extremely overwhelming. On top of this, there seems to be a million different conflicting tips and guidelines on how to save money on your car purchase. This list consists of the best and easiest ways you can save money while getting the car of your dreams.Tip 1: Don’t Limit Your OptionsWhen you begin your search, you may have one specific brand, style or car in mind. Read more [...]

Earn Extra Money by Becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

There’s no doubt that if you want to earn some extra money, becoming a VA is one of the best ways to do it. There are so many tasks that bloggers and online business owners need done it’s just a matter of figuring out what you would most enjoy doing.If you want to find a niche that’s got a lot of demand, consider becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant. Pinterest is hot, and anyone who is serious about growing their online presence will want some help to grow their Pinterest account. Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 relatively 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 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 [...]

How to Pay for Plastic Surgery With Bad Credit

Millions of plastic surgeries are performed each year and many them were financed through beauty loans. Yes, it may be hard to get a loan through traditional means if you have bad credit, but there are some ways around that. You may be able to find a company that will help finance your cosmetic surgery.As with all loans, make sure you do extensive research and ensure you’re getting something that works with your situation before proceeding.  What You Need to Know About Applying Read more [...]

How to Improve Your Starting Credit Score

Let’s face it: you’re not going to get a great credit score on your own. Just because you had  a few advantages in life doesn't mean that you get to have a higher starting credit score.  Whether you want a rewards credit card or apply for a mortgage, everyone starts somewhere. If you really want to improve your credit score, you need to take responsibility into your own hands. This means you need to start improving your consumer credit report.How Your Credit Score WorksA credit Read more [...]