- Watching away a small fortune: How watching television depletes your retirement accounts.
- Fight away the debt blues (Priscilla Solomon)
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- Debt Management: The first thing you need to do if you want to start accumulating wealth is minimizing your debt. Why pay 18% monthly interest on a credit card when you could be gaining 10% by investing all that money in stocks and bonds? It just doesn’t make any sense to have credit card debt, but still the average American has over $2000 of it.
- Housing: You probably put more of your paycheck into your house than any other single item you own. That’s great, but it’s time to start saving money. Owning a home can be one of the best ways to save money each month. Instead of throwing your money away, paying rent to someone who is enjoying your money, you can be paying yourself by building equity in a home.
- Cars: You probably spend a lot of time and aggravation with your car too. Here are some pointers on how to get a good deal on the purchase of an automobile and how to save money on its maintanance.
- Health: By giving up a few of your vices you can save hundreds of dollars every year. Exercise and you’ll live a more fulfilling life and cut down on medical bills.
- Insurance: Hopefully another monthly expense you have is insurance. You need car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, just to name a few. There are a few small things you can do to understand what insurance you need and how you can pay less for the coverage you already have.
- Food: Most Americans eat out nearly 50% of the time. That is too much. By taking a bag lunch to work and skipping that morning latte you can save hundreds each year.
- Entertainment: My favorite free resource in the whole world is the public library. Not only are there books that you can check out, but there is also music, movies, tickets to events, and even toys for your kids. What a place.
- Taxes: No one likes learning about taxes, but understanding taxes can save you thousands of dollars each year. It really pays to know how to get the tax breaks you already qualify for