Don’t Break The Piggy Bank

When it comes to saving a lot of money, sometimes it’s the little savings that add up. A Harris Poll randomly surveyed adults to find out what they’re doing to save money now, and the replies are a step-by-step list on how you can tighten your belt without a lot of sacrifice. Here’s the top…

12 Facts About Money

The weight of $1 million worth of quarters is 50 thousand pounds. The average lifespan of a $1 bill is eighteen months. The average lifespan of a $100 bill is 9 years. The average lifespan of a quarter is 25 years. $696 million is the amount printed daily by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and…

3 Ways Scammers Find You

 By:Geoff Williams U.S. News Con artists, scammers, predatory companies – whatever you call them – they’re out there, and they would be happy to make you their next “customer,” if they can find you. Eric Friedman, director of the Office of Consumer Protection in Rockville, Maryland, says some of the scams his office has encountered…

5 Financial Tips For Fall

Fall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are five ways to make sure you’re financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year. 1. TACKLE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING WISELY Whether you’re shopping for your kids or yourself, approaching back-to-school sales with a clear focus can ensure you’re spending on…

Do Children Get Too Much Homework? Take Our Poll.

Just in time for back-to-school season, a study reveals that elementary school students get three times more homework than is recommended for children their age. The study, published in The American Journal of Family Therapy, explored issues of homework and family stress by surveying nearly 1,200 parents. What came to light is this: Children in…