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Sep 16, 2019
Household Budgeting 101: How to Manage Household Expenses
The cost of living has risen exponentially over the past decade, as has the number of outgoing costs such as electricity and water bills and other "essentials" like internet and...
Sep 10, 2019
A Penny Worth $282,000 Could Be in Your Change Jar
Most of us never take a second glance at the pennies in our wallets. In fact, a lot of people think of the one-cent coin as something just taking up space. However, there is a particular penny in...
Sep 10, 2019
3 Women Who Make Extra Money Caring For Others — And How You Can, Too
These smart women have discovered surprising ways to turn their generous natures into cash. Learn their secrets so you can start earning too! "I earn $20,000 a year working 15 hours a week!" “I...
Sep 4, 2019
8 Clever Tips to Get Better Deals at Farmer's Markets
There’s no need to spend a fortune on fresh fruit and veggies this time of year! Money-saving pros share their secrets to stocking up at roadside stands and farmers markets — for less! We write...
Aug 21, 2019
Helping Others With Chores Can Earn You Big Bucks — Here's How
Did you know you can earn money doing chores? These savvy women discovered they can make serious cash doing everyday tasks like shopping and laundry for other people. Find out how they did it so...
Aug 13, 2019
9 Ways to Make More Cash at Your Next Yard Sale
Looking for some yard sale tips? Cashing in on your clutter is easier than you thought — and can lead to you earning $1,000 or more in one weekend! We polled garage sale gurus for their secrets on...
Aug 11, 2019
3 Ways to Make an Extra Full-Time Income at Home
From chatting on social media to booking hotel reservations by phone, these savvy women have turned their love of communication into big money. Read on to learn how they did it so you can start...
Jul 11, 2019
How to Use a Bill Payment Organizer to Get Your Weekends Back
Managing your monthly bills can be challenging if you’re not organized. That’s why having a bill payment organizer is a major time-saver (and life-saver!), especially when you’re already juggling a...
Jun 29, 2019
Planning A Summer Road Trip? How To Save On Everything From Food To Gas
If you’re one of the fifty-three percent of Americans who are planning a road trip this summer, you’re likely focused on mapping your route (here's where you should go!) and figuring out how to...
Jun 20, 2019
3 Red Flags To Look For When Booking a Summer Vacation Rental
If you’re one of scores of Americans planning a trip this year, you may choose to bypass a hotel or bed and breakfast in favor of renting a vacation home from an online outfit like AirBnb, VRBO,...
Jun 13, 2019
4 Questions About Money You Should Never be Embarrassed to Ask
When it comes to money, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you answered the latter, you're not alone. Money can be an incredibly intimidating topic to discuss — especially when...
Jun 10, 2019
3 Amazing Ways to Cash In on Your Organizing Skills
From clearing out closets and arranging paperwork, to managing calendars for busy professionals, these savvy women have turned their passion for order into serious cash. Learn their secrets so you...
Jun 3, 2019
3 Simple Ways to Stop Spending and Save More Money
Why can somebody who earns $50K a year save as much as somebody on $100K? Assuming we're talking about two people of similar age, stage, and circumstance, how is it possible for the lower earner to...
May 22, 2019
3 Creative Ways to Earn Money with Crafts
We've found three inspiring women who have each found a clever way to cash in on their creativity. If you love crafting and want to make some extra cash, read their stories below, then go ahead and...
May 20, 2019
8 Tips for Getting More Cash at Your Next Yard Sale
Is all the stuff in your garage or extra closets piling up to intimidating proportions? Well, spring is the best time to hunker down and have that garage sale you've been putting off. It's the...
May 17, 2019
8 Smart Ways to Get More Cash Selling Your Clutter
Spring cleaning just got a lot more profitable! If you want to sell your unwanted items online, we asked some of our favorite pros to share their simple strategies that'll help rake in...
May 16, 2019
How to Save Money on Car Rentals
The cost of renting a car can add up fast — the average rate is nearly $40 per day. So FIRST asked travel pros to share their secrets to cut the bill by 50 percent or more. How to Save Money on...
May 8, 2019
8 Expert Shopping Tips That'll Save You a Bunch of Cash
On the eternal quest for the best deal, we asked some top shopping experts to share their little-known tricks of the trade. Read on for their surprising strategies to ensure you get the rock-bottom...
May 3, 2019
8 Smart Ways to Save Cash on Electronics
From tablets to cellphones, buying tech gadgets can be expensive! So FIRST asked the experts for their secrets on how to score amazing deals on everything. 1. Bundle and save. “If you’re buying...
Apr 29, 2019
3 Ways You Can Make Money Doing Good Deeds for Others
From feeding the hungry to keeping pets out of shelters to helping new moms, these women have turned their good deeds into full-time jobs. Read on to see how you can too! 1. Feeding Those in...
Apr 24, 2019
How 10 Seconds Can Help You Save Money While Shopping
Keeping yourself within a budget can be difficult no matter how old you get or what you do for a living. As I started looking for tips on how to keep my spending in check, one simple trick stood...
Apr 18, 2019
How to Earn Money Helping Others Make Precious Memories
From planning weddings to organizing dream vacations for others, these women have turned their memory-making business into serious cash. Read on to learn their secrets so you can start earning...
Apr 16, 2019
How to Save Big on Your Phone Bill and Find the Right Plan
It's easier than ever to switch your plan — and doing so can save you hundreds! Whether you've constantly got your phone in hand or only use it for calls, finding a plan that suits your needs can...
Apr 12, 2019
3 Smart Ways to Avoid Identity Theft
Regardless of where or when you shop, the threat of identity thieves is always there. Take a look to learn how you can protect yourself before you checkout! 1. In a Store: Shield Your Card The...
Apr 10, 2019
Love Making Crafts? Here's How to Actually Earn Money Selling Them Online
These smart women have figured out how to turn their DIY creations into serious money — and so can you! Read on to learn their success secrets. Make Cash Creating Wreaths (Photo Credit: First...
Apr 1, 2019
8 Genius Ways to Save on Spring Fun
Keeping the family entertained can cost a fortune! To the rescue: FIRST discovered the best ways to have a good time for a whole lot less. 1. Check out a visitor's center. "Visit your Convention...
Mar 30, 2019
4 Ways to Actually Afford a Family Vacation
Search for #familytravel on Instagram and the happy faces of families on sandy beaches or touring theme parks say it all: Travel allows kids and parents to spend quality time bonding without the...
Mar 29, 2019
10 Best Things to Do With Your Tax Refund
Raise your hand if you’re not sure what to do with your tax refund. Should you put it in your savings account? Use it to pay off a debt? Or go on a shopping spree? There are dozens of ways to spend...
Mar 27, 2019
How to Boost Your Credit Score — Plus 3 Red Flags Fraud Might Be Dragging It Down
Repairing a low credit rating can save you thousands of dollars every year. So FIRST polled finance pros for easy ways to do it. Yes, a high credit score can help you snag a great interest rate on...
Mar 25, 2019
Looking for a New Credit Card? Here's How to Pick the Best One for You
When it comes to plastic, we all know there is no one-card-fits-all. So FIRST polled finance pros to pinpoint the perfect card to fit your spending habits. The number of credit cards on the...