Monthly archive: January 2011

Yesterday while at the library I discovered a few new books on saving money. I will be reviewing them over the next few days. Two of them are quick reads that I was able to get through in a few hours yesterday. The first one is 365 Ways to Become a Millionaire, Without Being Born [...]

With the upcoming events and holidays, Super Bowl, Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, and St Patricks Day one way to save on party supplies is to check out the dollar stores. Most dollar stores have plates, napkins, cups and utensils in a variety of colors and themes. They also have themed items for kids birthday parties. [...]

I recently discovered a website, You can type in the balance of your debts and annual percentage rates (APR) and it will calculate how much in interest you will pay and how long it will take you to be out of debt. It may come up with UK currency. If you look on the [...]

A couple free chances to learn new skills are coming up at the local libraries. The Moorhead Library is offering free felting classes. On Saturday, Feb 5, from 1-4 pm for ages 6-9 (with accompanying adult). The session is called Wild & Wooly with Lyn Cooper of the Textile Center of Minnesota. There will be a Felted Bag [...]


SaveCoin offers you deals on food, fun places to go and great things to buy in and around the Fargo-Moorhead area. If you want the deal, simpley click the “BUY” button. Your credit card is charged immediately when you click the “Purchase this deal” button. You will receive your deal voucher by email within 30 [...]

At <a>Practical Money Skills</a> educators, parents, and students can access free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans, and more. Visa also works with state and national government to co-sponsor community-based events such as statewide Financial Football rollouts and the annual Financial Literacy in Education Summit. Of the resources on the site [...]

Sometimes it is easy to overlook extra expenses on statements. It is important to look through your charges each month on credit card statements and other statements. If you don’t keep an eye on them, it is easy to be billed for things you no longer want. You may have signed up for a trial [...]

Some young boys and girls want to be superheroes, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is providing students with the opportunity to contemplate being a financial superhero and express it through art. To spread lessons in financial literacy to the nation’s youths, the NFCC again is sponsoring the Be Money Wi$e National Financial [...]

I have talked previously about tracking your expenses. One result of this is to see how you spend your money and if there are expenses you can cut. I think many of us have got into the habit of unconsciously spending our money. If you take a moment to think if you really need an [...]

It’s that time of year where people are starting to get their credit card bills and seeing that damage they did with holiday shopping.  If you are one of these, no need to panic.  Instead of ignoring it, take action to get rid of the debt as soon as you can and with a little [...]