Are you a teacher who shells out your own money to pay for books, pens, pencils and basic supplies needed for your classroom? If you are an eligible educator, you may be able to deduct up to $250 of expenses you paid for purchases of books and classroom supplies. These out-of-pocket expenses may lower your tax liabilities, even if you don’t itemize your deductions. [Read More...]
Between getting the kids back into the school routine, packing lunches and scheduling after-school activities, back to school time can be stressful around most households. Not to mention, the cost of the kids going back to school seems to be increasing. From clothes to gear to school supplies, it seems that we are spending a fortune. Here are a few tips to help you cut down on some of the costs when your kids are going back to school. [Read More...]
Winter is just around the corner and that means preparation time for many of us. Here are items that you should consider doing around your house to make sure your family is prepared for the winter weather: Cover Exterior Faucets Save yourself time, money, and frustration and cover your outdoor fau... [Read More...]
Eating out can be enjoyable but also quite expensive. Luckily, there are ways you can easily save money when dinning out and make it a more affordable experience.
Take Advantage of Freebies
Many restaurants offer a reward, such as a $5 off coupon on your birthday, for signing up for their newsl... [Read More...]
Here are a few ideas on how to make sure you make the most of your household purchases: • Laundry Detergent – You don’t have to use a lot of detergent to clean your clothes. Try using less than the amount that the manufacturer recommends. • Clothes – Try hanging your cl... [Read More...]