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California is home to some of the coolest industries - and by extension, some of the coolest jobs - in the world. But it’s still hard to drag yourself out of bed every morning if the pay isn’t that good, the job itself isn’t that fun, and the office is boring. That reality goes double in California, where for many residents, the commute to work involves a clogged eight-lane freeway filled with angry drivers who have 45-plus minutes before getting to their destination.
We've found the secret to saving money on road trips: A big dose of planning. Okay, that might not be much of a secret, but everything from those junk food indulgences to the stomach-churning cash spent at the pump can be managed -- and often minimized -- with a little advance planning.
Everyone loves to tell you how much things will change when you have kids. It’s not just your life getting turned upside down by the new little people in your life – it’s your view on the surroundings around you as well. Suddenly, being down the street from a great bar doesn’t matter anymore. You want a stroller-friendly sidewalk that gets you to the local park. And you suddenly care about what the neighborhood preschool is like.
Flowers are popping up in April, and so are some deals. Shake off any lingering winter blues by scoring yourself some great buys. In the market for a new house? April is a key month to get your home below asking price. Need to get back in shape? You can find some gear for your feet at a discounted price. CreditDonkey.com has found plenty of savings throughout the month of April.
If you’re looking for a credit card that can take you to Europe and back, you might need to look past what’s already in your wallet. Let’s do a quick inventory: any credit cards with a small chip located on the left-hand side? Put aside any that are missing that telltale square box. They’re bound to let you down as you make your way through international lands.
Paying off your credit card balances is one of the best moves you can make to improve your financial situation. But if you can’t afford to wipe your debt clean, then transferring your balance to a low interest credit card is your next best option.
If you live in a typical American household, your grocery bill adds up to a sizeable chunk of your budget. The average family in 2012 spent about $6,600 on food, or about 13% of overall household spending, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As college students prepare to head back to the classroom, many are thinking about all the money they’ll need to shell out for textbooks, supplies, clothes, and dorm decor. But there’s one financial angle most students don’t give much thought but should – whether they have the best credit card, the one that can save them money and help them earn cash.