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Why is it that we typically have the hardest time talking to our significant other about money, budgets and spending? It would seem simple enough to just live within your means and let it be done. However, there is always an infomercial, big sale, or irresistible item that gets in the way of sticking to the budget.
If you’re one of many Americans who have “buying a new house” earmarked as a New Year’s resolution, you may have waited too long to get much of a deal. Housing prices are expected to go up this coming year. Will you also be in the market for a new smartphone? You’ll likely pay more if you’re an iPhone fan. These are just some of the purchases that will cost us more in 2014. Read on to find out why all our wallets will often feel a squeeze when we buy something in 2014.
The New Year will bring good news to those in the market for a used car or a desktop computer, but those on the selling side of gold and used cars won’t be so pleased. Here are five items that are likely to go down in price in 2014.
It’s a time when many people think about giving back by donating to charities, volunteering, or giving extra tips to their hair dresser or postal worker. But other people you encounter every day would greatly benefit from some holiday cheer as well. Often overlooked for tips, these are professionals who may have provided you with spectacular service, and thus deserving of a small bonus from you.
’Tis the season to be cautious about going overboard with credit card debt . The thrill of holiday shopping and gift-giving can sometimes make us forget about the risk of loading up credit card charges.
Whether it’s a loss of income or increased expenditures for necessities, sooner or later, many of us need to tighten our belts. Growing accustomed to a smaller budget is a gradual process that may involve more than just the obvious tips about cutting out luxury items.
For young people starting out in their post-college career, there’s no place like California. Computer science majors flock to Silicon Valley, actors and writers try their luck in Hollywood, and people from almost any other discipline can find a place in the state’s huge, diverse economy. But when they go home, where should they live? We set out to find the very best cities in the state for young adults.
Getting your shopping done from the comfort of your couch, in your pajamas, is so satisfying. Even better is saving money while doing it. Amazon can help you do both – if you pay attention to the giant e-tailer’s fine print and avoid getting distracted by items you don’t really need. To help you stay on track, we’ve put together a list of the best items worth having delivered to your doorstep by Amazon as well as those items that you’re better off buying in person.
The day after Christmas can be a mix of happiness and dread. You still feel the glow of holiday cheer while you play with your new presents, but you also feel the rising guilt of how much money you spent to make others happy. It all adds up – from the presents you bought loved ones, the decorations you used for entertaining, the food you made, and the outfits you wore. In return for your shopping sprees , Santa left you some debt for the holidays.
As holiday shopping plans are taking shape, we put together an infographic to help you consider whether shopping local should be a top priority in your shopping list.