Make Your Brand Loyalty Pay Off

Blogger Dani Austin of Dallas, Texas, logged into her Southwest Airlines account a few days before the end of 2019. Shortly after, she and her husband, Jordan Joseph Ramirez, flew to Las Vegas (and back home) in less than 72 hours. The spontaneous trip was part of a last-ditch attempt to try to earn the … Continued

Holiday Money-Saving Strategies That Can Backfire

Holiday marketers have your number, and they know how to entice you to spend. You try to rein it in. But two favorite strategies can lead to spending more, according to a 2018 survey by the Center for the New Middle Class, a research organization funded by Elevate, which lends to credit-challenged borrowers. Consumers who … Continued

These Types of Apps Could Prompt Impromptu Spending

While some apps help you save money, others have a way of encouraging you to spend more. Changing how you connect with these types of apps by deleting them, not downloading them in the first place or limiting your interaction with them can help you rein in your spending. Subscription-based apps Many subscription services and boxes … Continued

What to Buy (and Skip) in July

July brings a large helping of savings: Fourth of July deals, Black Friday in July sales and ice cream freebies. Make the most of midsummer sales with our guide for what to buy (and skip) this month. Buy: Patriotic items Each year around July 4, stores pledge allegiance to the red, white and blue with … Continued

Fetch Gear Deals and Get Your Dog’s Tail A-Wagging

Nowadays, there are plenty of products to get your dog’s tail wagging. We rounded up a few of the coolest (and most surprising) things you can buy for your furry friend — plus ways to save money on the newest pet trends. Subscription box Not unlike Dollar Shave Club or Blue Apron, companies like Pooch Perks, PupBox … Continued

How to Save Money With Hashtags

Retailers and popular brands are using social media to interact with, engage and keep in touch with their most loyal customers. Social media users can leverage this presence to save big on everyday costs. Whether you want to find great sales and coupons or want money-saving tips and free giveaways, hashtags can help you find … Continued

The Weirdest Thing I Did to Save Money

Personal finance experts are in the business of helping readers save money every day. Although not every tip can apply to every reader, there is a shared goal of imparting financial wisdom to others to help them cope with debt, improve their credit, successfully obtain a home and accomplish a number of other financially based … Continued

8 Things That Sabotage Your Budget

It can be difficult to live on a budget if you feel like you’re constantly running out of money: you pay the bills, buy groceries and other necessities, and before you know it, you don’t have much left in your bank account. This is a constant struggle amongst college students that can be avoided. Sure, … Continued

The Couponing Guide for Shoppers Who Don’t Want to Look Cheap

If the eye-rolling and heavy sighs of impatient customers waiting for the cashier to process your stack of coupons leave you utterly mortified, extreme couponing might not be for you. But, that doesn’t mean you should avoid couponing altogether. After all, more people than not use coupons. Coupons in the News reports only 11 percent … Continued