Money Tips for 2017

  • How to find online schools that aren't a scam

      

    Are you enrolled in an online school? The scandals with for-profit online colleges like University of Phoenix points to a greater problem in higher education — the easy availability of...

  • Law to mandate cursive for public schools

      

    A new law taking effect Monday in Alabama will require all public school students to learn cursive. Read more: Handwriting is still an important skill for kids, according to...

  • These sites find you the best prices on textbooks

      

    New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet -- especially on a college student's budget. According to The...

  • Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus

      

    When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn't be! 18% of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission...

  • Back-to-school savings cheat sheet: 7 tricks to save more

      

    While kids across the country soak up the last few weeks of summer, parents are already in back-to-school mode and busy tackling shopping lists. What usually seems like a simple task often comes...

  • 7 ways to get free books for your classroom

      

    Teachers are a hard-working and selfless bunch, often spending their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, there's a way for them to stretch their budget by getting free...

  • Where to take free online courses

      

    As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free online courses out there. You can learn just about anything you want to learn and not spend a...

  • The ultimate free and cheap guide for college students

      

    College is a time of change, a shift from the strictures of the public school system to the autonomy of higher education, where young adults are given the opportunity to spread their wings and...

  • 7 easy ways to cut your monthly bills

      

      We can all use some extra spaciousness in our budgets, particularly after the holidays. So here are some ways to rein in your spending and reduce your monthly expenses! 7 easy...

  • 20 tips to help you have a profitable garage sale

      

    With sunny days starting to overtake the dreariness of winter, garage sale season is once again upon us. You may have friends who complain that their last garage sale took weeks of effort, yet...

  • This trick will get you brighter, cleaner laundry at a fraction of the cost

      

      Baking soda can do wonders around the house! There’s no reason to buy expensive or dangerous cleaning products, bleaches or de-greasers when all you need is probably already in...

  • Expensive 'natural' cleaners contain same key ingredients as cheaper products

      

    If you've ever bought cleaning products anywhere besides one of the dollar stores, you know they can get pretty pricey -- and they're even more expensive if there's an "all...

  • Here are the items you'll find on deep discount in April

      

    We're bringing you life hacks, organization tips and money-saving tricks to kick off your spring. You can also follow along — and share YOUR spring cleaning tips —...

  • Just do this one simple thing to stop wasteful spending!

      

    We're bringing you life hacks, organization tips and money-saving tricks to kick off your spring. You can also follow along — and share YOUR spring cleaning tips —...

  • 10 easy energy saving tips for your home

      

    By making some basic tweaks around the house, you can save a ton of money on your monthly bills!  Read more: 12 quick DIY ways to reduce your energy bills A few ways to do it...