Category: Saving

Savings Ideas for America Savings Week 2017

Savings Ideas for America Savings Week 2017

We enjoy the topic of savings here at MoneyBasicsU, and it’s why we want to highlight it to our readers that it is America Savings Week from February 27 – March 3 this year. It is a relatively new initiative, which was created by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council in 2007. Although […]

February 21, 2017 | By More
Savings Ideas for 2017

Savings Ideas for 2017

There are some truths about personal finances that money smart consumers already know.  It’s the topic of savings.  Every time we identify ways to save money to our bottom line, our checking account increases.  As our checking account increases, our choices increase. And, in the end, the ability to have choices is everything!  In a […]

February 7, 2017 | By More
10 Ideas for Happy Holiday Shopping

10 Ideas for Happy Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner.  If you haven’t done it already, it’s time to begin planning your holiday shopping strategy.  Today’s consumers are now blending the online and real world shopping experience.  If you are heading out to the retailers, strip malls, and shopping malls to enjoy the Christmas spirit, we recommend following […]

November 22, 2016 | By More
Money Saving Tip:  Take the Time to Ask

Money Saving Tip: Take the Time to Ask

Most of us are always on the lookout for a money saving tip.  Today, we wanted to talk about a daily money life action that, over time, can save money to your budget in a big way.  I must admit, I’ve found the power of asking to be a valuable tactic, even when the savings […]

September 6, 2016 | By More
Store Rewards: A Lesson Learned About Saving

Store Rewards: A Lesson Learned About Saving

Have you ever received rewards for providing a retail store your email?  How about when you receive a certain amount of rewards as a cash value on your next purchase?  Store rewards can be a lot of fun to receive because they are free money.  But, if you’re not careful, it’s all too easy to […]

August 9, 2016 | By More
Simplify Your Life in Retirement: Downsize Your Home

Simplify Your Life in Retirement: Downsize Your Home

While reading the Business section of the Chicago Tribune last week, I came across Jane Bennett Clark’s article, “The surprising costs of downsizing your home.”  Although I am some years away from retirement, it’s a conversation I’ve heard from financial literacy colleagues and financial planners.  The recommendation is for soon retirees to consider the “simplify […]

April 26, 2016 | By More
3 Reasons Walking Saves You Money

3 Reasons Walking Saves You Money

There are two topics that go nicely together in my money lifestyle – walking and saving money.  It may seem like talking about walking and saving money are at odds for a personal finance magazine, but not really.  By the time you finish reading this post, I think you’re see my logic. Why am I […]

April 12, 2016 | By More
After Christmas Sales:  Tips to Save Money

After Christmas Sales: Tips to Save Money

Are you working the week after Christmas?  Are you taking a few days away from the office?  Either way, now is the time for you to check out the after Christmas sales to get some great deals on gifts for next year.  In today’s Post, we would like to provide you some article shares to […]

December 30, 2015 | By More
Christmas Money Savings Tips for 2015

Christmas Money Savings Tips for 2015

Last week we re-visited some safety rules at the shopping mall in our Post Holiday Shopping: A Review of Safety Rules at the Shopping Mall.  Today, we want to provide some article shares and links to past Posts to provide you some Christmas money saving tips for 2015.  Let’s face it; the Christmas holiday is […]

December 8, 2015 | By More
Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Hotels

Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Hotels

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some money saving tips for your upcoming travels in Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel.  We wanted to continue this conversation by sharing a couple of articles I came across.  In my newsfeed I read a helpful piece from Leah McLennan entitled “The Ultimate […]

October 27, 2015 | By More