The Hidden Costs of Owning a Car

When it comes to budgeting for a new car, many first-time buyers only consider the purchase price and monthly payments.  However, that’s only half the battle.  AAA states that the average...

7 Money Mistakes That Will Haunt You for a Long Time

We’ve all made mistakes in our younger years that we’ve come to regret later on down the road.  Whether it’s not saving enough, taking on too much student debt or not investing in a company when we...

When’s the Best Time to Buy a TV?

So, it’s finally time to upgrade your TV.  Maybe you want a bigger screen to watch your favorite teams play. Or your old TV is on its last leg.  No matter what’s on your TV wish list you...

Where’s My State Tax Refund?

There’s nothing like knowing you have a tax refund heading your way.  For many people it’s the only reason to look forward to tax time.  Since most taxpayers are required to file federal and state...

10 Foods to Stop Buying and Start Making Yourself

You’re busy and sometimes picking up pre-packaged items at the grocery store just makes life easier.  However, cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming.  You just have to know...

Home buyers who missed tax credit coming out ahead

Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for a housing tax credit might have the last laugh. For a variety of reasons, they could end up saving more than the $8,000 they could have received from the tax refund: In some neighborhoods and price ranges, sellers are...

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Lawmakers improve student loan program

Some college graduates who need help paying student loans have been slighted when they apply for federal assistance, experts say. But changes that go into effect Thursday could help. Launched last July, the government's Income-Based Repayment program caps graduates'...

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Children don't come cheap

Expecting children? Expect to cough up some big bucks. The grand total for middle-income parents raising one child from birth to age 17 is $222,360, which doesn't include college tuition, according to the recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2009...

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