Monthly archive: February 2012

Here is a recap of information from America Saves Week. It includes top articles and blog posts from the week. As stated in the article it is usually easier to obtain your goals if you have specific goals in mind and write them down. When you write them down, you can see what you are [...]

I recently read another book for parents to teach their kids about money. Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids was written by Clark Howard and Mark Meltzer. Clark Howard is a bestselling author and radio-show host and is nationally recognized as a money-saving wizard. The book includes allowance plans, ways to teach kids what things [...]

Over the past week I have been having giveaways in honor of America Saves Week. The winners are Sunday – Money Savvy bank Carmen Monday – The Total Money Makeover – Carol Tuesday – Calendar – Tina Wednesday- Too Many Shoes – Robin Thursday – Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees – Christiana Friday – Shift [...]


YoBucko is a new website geared towards people in their 20s, but the information is important for any age group. It was started by Eric Bell as a place for personal finance guidance for young people who are getting out of college and entering the working world. There was a recent article on the website. [...]

Today is the final giveaway for America Saves Week. To be successful in your financial life you may need to make changes in other areas of your life. Today’s giveaway is The Success Principles How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield. The book includes ideas and [...]

This week I have been having giveaways of a variety of products and books to help people get into the habit of saving money. As I have said several times, I feel it is important to teach kids about money and finances. Today’s drawing is for Financial Peace Junior by Dave Ramsey. It is a [...]

Whether you or your children are saving money for something, sometimes it gives you more incentive when you have a reminder of what you are saving for. I saw this idea recently, about making a bank from a shadow box. By putting a picture of what you are saving for in the frame you can [...]

Today’s giveaway is a copy of Shift Your Habit. The book has ideas of little changes to make to both save money and save the environment. Some of the areas covered in the book are home & garden, food & drink, kids, pets, work, electronics & entertainment and transportation & travel. There are some of [...]

One way to save money on books is to buy used books. It may take more time to search for what you are looking for but sometimes you can find unexpected treasures. The Moorhead Library is having an used book sale this weekend. The sale is Sat. 9-5 and after 2:00 all items are half [...]

As part of America Saves Week today I am hosting a giveaway of a copy of the book, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children. It is one of the books I have found that gives ideas and information about teaching kids about money. The author, Neale S. Godfrey [...]