Economy

The Case for Frugal Collecting

The Case for Frugal Collecting

My husband and I live on a tight budget. We rarely go out to eat, we price compare everything from cantaloupes to health insurance, and new ways to save money are constantly on my mind. But in spite of our frugal lifestyle, we both have a weakness for collecting. Show us a decent deal on […]


Start Saving for College!

Start Saving for College!

You cannot know what lies ahead. In ten years time you could have a thriving career in your intended field, you could be in a completely different discipline from the one in which you graduated, or you could find yourself unemployed for any number of reasons. If you are not careful, by the time it […]


The History of the Stock Exchange

The History of the Stock Exchange

Today the stock market is an integral part of our economy, and it is hard to imagine a time when it didn’t exist. That time was over 300 years ago. But, towards the end of the 17th century, when trading started in Jonathan’s Coffee House, situated near the Exchange Alley in the city of London, […]


Will Our Economy Recover?

Will Our Economy Recover?

Although positive news about the economy is beginning to become more prevalent, many people feel that the United States economy remains mired in the doldrums. Government debt continues to expand, housing values continue dropping, energy prices remain volatile and people are waiting for the proverbial next shoe to drop. There are three fundamental problems facing […]


4 Things Our Grannies Taught Us

4 Things Our Grannies Taught Us

For the forty somethings out there, you’ll probably remember (especially if you live in the UK) quite a few things which your granny or granddad taught you which you don’t have the time or inclination to do nowadays… Stay with us while we have a stroll through some of these things and discuss if what […]


Interesting Ancient and Old Currency

Interesting Ancient and Old Currency

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the ancient barter trade of times gone by, but did you know there used to be very real old currency that was used in trades. Sure it wasn’t the paper and plastic that we have today, but then again with contemporary problems in place with the world economy we […]


Save Money Booking a Flight

Save Money Booking a Flight

Some of us can remember the times when we would go to the travel agent up the street  if we wanted to fly somewhere. It was quite simple. The only real decision you had to make was which travel agency to use if there were more than the one in the same area. On most […]


8 Great Apps for Managing Personal Finances

8 Great Apps for Managing Personal Finances

Spending money is easy. Keeping track of the money in our accounts is the hard part. In today’s digital world, much banking is done online. Many people take advantage of banking technology by having their paychecks automatically deposited into their accounts each month. Others sign up for automatic bill pay for all of their monthly […]


What is a short sale?

What is a short sale?

In this volatile economy, foreclosure rates are sky rocketing. For a home owner, their last chance at avoiding a foreclosure is a short sale. For the buyer, that can be tough situation to move into. The decision to put an offer on a home that is being sold as a short sale can be confusing. […]


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