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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...
Mar 19, 2019
The Best Way to Pay Off Credit Card Debt
If your nest egg isn’t where you’d like it to be, one of the best ways to boost your savings, financial experts say, is to erase your credit card debt so you aren’t throwing money away each...
Mar 12, 2019
15 Amazon Secrets That Will Save You Money When You Shop
Using these Amazon hacks to save money will come in handy if you're a big online shopper. Chances are you've got a few tips of your own when it comes to saving money on Amazon — but we're guessing...
Mar 8, 2019
How to Save Money on Flowers While Beautifying Your Home
Flowers have an incredible ability to brighten just about any room they're placed in. However, they can also cause you to shell out way more of your hard-earned cash than necessary. Don't worry,...
Feb 28, 2019
9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Wardrobe Look Expensive
If you know how to make cheap clothes look expensive, you'll never have to shell out the big bucks at the mall or online again. That means more money in your pocket for other necessities or to...
Feb 27, 2019
5 Common Tax Mistakes That Can Cost You Major Money
When tax season rolls around every year, I feel especially blessed to have my mother around. As an accountant for longer than I’ve been alive, she’s able to help me get my filing done with the...
Feb 26, 2019
This Meal Kit Service Wants to Feed Your Family for Just $5 a Serving
Have you been thinking about subscribing to a delivery meal kit? They are certainly appealing with all of the ingredients and instructions arriving right at your door and making dinnertime a...
Feb 20, 2019
Don't Fall for This Extra $40 Tax-Filing Fee
Most of us begrudgingly accept any fees for filing taxes, but it turns out many people are actually overpaying if they choose to have the cost deducted from their return. In fact, you're better off...
Feb 19, 2019
The No-Spend Challenge Could Save You Hundreds Every Month
As unappealing as a no-spend month might sound, it could be the key to getting your finances back on track. And it's ultimately a really great way to step back and reassess your money...
Feb 18, 2019
11 Ways to Make Money After You’ve Marie Kondo’ed Your Home
You’ve read her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ($9.69, Amazon). You’ve seen her Netflix show. You’ve tidied up according to the Marie...
Feb 13, 2019
23 Long-Lasting Foods to Buy in Bulk and Save Money
Knowing the best foods to buy in bulk will save you money the next time you're shopping at a big-box store. After all, food can get expensive when you're trying to feed a family. While the cost...
Feb 5, 2019
Is There Really a Secret Code Behind Target Clearance Items?
If you’ve spent any time scrolling through Pinterest or searching popular couponing blogs, you’ve probably come across a theory that claims you can save more at Target stores by paying closer...
Feb 1, 2019
The One Habit I Broke That Helped Me Save An Extra $5,000 in A Year
Have you ever purposely avoided information that would expose an inconvenient truth? If you’re like me, this may apply to your finances. We do this all the time: avoid checking our bank statements...
Jan 29, 2019
5 Ways to Save Money on Fruits and Veggies
If you're trying to figure out how to save money on produce, you're not alone. Lots of people want to fill their grocery carts with fruits and veggies, but high prices on produce can be...
Dec 29, 2018
What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly?
When it comes to airfare, traveling can be expensive. I remember an old coworker once told me that his trick to keeping his vacation from draining his bank account was picking Super Bowl weekend to...
Dec 29, 2018
4 Expert Tips on How to Budget in the New Year
The start of every new year brings a fresh opportunity for you to get your finances in order. Whether it’s saving for a house, putting a big dent in your mortgage, or just securing a nest egg in...