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What exactly should you be doing with your money?

What exactly should you be doing with your money? | Employment | Scoop.it
Executive Vice President of Apple Savings Bank, Jim Matera, gives tips on what to do with your money.
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Four very helpful tips are given for people who may be a little clueless how to manage their money. Understanding your own budget involves knowing how much you can save, even if you're living paycheck to paycheck. Make sure to slowly get yourself out of debt, this is more important than putting together asavings account. With this brief help, don't be afraid to ask for advice on what else to do.

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15 Money-Saving Tricks From Real Brides

15 Money-Saving Tricks From Real Brides | Employment | Scoop.it
15 Money-Saving Tricks From Real Brides - The Huffington Post
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To keep in mind for a girl's wedding day down the road, all of these tips are good for saving money. Marrying in the off-season can be very helpful by taking advantage of some churches that are pre-decorated for the holiday season. Having your reception and ceremony at the same place can also be very helpful, along with having them both earlier in the day. Considering buying the wedding dress of the rack rather than brand new can be cheaper, but make sure not to give up anything you really want and think will greatly impact the wedding.

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Why we can't just save more and spend less

Why we can't just save more and spend less | Employment | Scoop.it
Experts explain why it's difficult for so many people to follow two basic financial guidelines: Save your money and don't overspend.
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This article examines the main reason we can't do the simple thing and "save more and spend less." Mainly, we spend so much money because we believe shopping and "things" will make us happier. Also, we spend how we were taught growing up, our financial situation may not be the same as our family's was growing up. Think about the real reason we buy as much as we possibly can, it's the "keepin up with the Jones" phenomenon, we have to impress our friends and neighbors.

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Tips for saving money on cellphone service

Tips for saving money on cellphone service | Employment | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports has partnered exclusively with 7 On Your Side to reveal some money saving tips on cellphones.
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Verizon wireless was reported much more staisfactory than AT&T or Sprint. This doesn't mean you have to overpay for something you may not be using. Make sure to check how much data you are actually using on your plan, some people reported not even using half of what they were paying for. Straight Talk offers unlimited talk, text and data usage for $45 a month. Another option is to ask your employer if the company offers benefits for cell phone plans.

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Is Saving Money the Key to Happiness?

Is Saving Money the Key to Happiness? | Employment | Scoop.it
Money isn’t everything, but it sure does help.
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With statistics from Ally Bank, it is argued that saving money can make people feel happier, even more so than your paycheck itself. Unfortunately, over 50% of the people surveyed did not have savings accounts set up. The main reasons felt happier with money in their savings account was because they have security in this unpredictable economy and it makes them feel more independent.

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Home Energy Saving Tips - Consumer Reports

Home Energy Saving Tips - Consumer Reports | Employment | Scoop.it
Get Home Energy Savings Tips that will save you money from the experts at Consumer Reports.
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This article gives different ways you can upgrade your home or simply be smarter about what you're doing to save money. Plugging air leaks and getting a hybrid water heater can save you money by more efficiently heating your home and having less need to heat your home. Upgrading old appliances can lower costs in the long run because older appliances may work less efficiently.

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