Another new season, another freshening up of the wardrobe. You know it’s time to spice up your life again, but only this month you have rent due, a car payment, and a new private school tuition that wasn’t there last season. You need creative ways to boost your spirits for the new season. Changes in [...]
The cost of healthcare seems to rise higher and higher every year. Politics aside, there are very few solutions to the problem, but savvy consumers can learn to take advantage of a few programs to help cut healthcare costs. Here are a few ideas to help you save money on healthcare related expenses.
There has been a lot written recently about the idea of a spending fast. You take a break from all non-essential spending (you still have to pay your bills and buy groceries, after all) in order to break the habit of mindlessly spending money. While I don’t think I would want to participate in a [...]
Cable companies are a supreme example of a natural monopoly. They’re the easiest example for economics professors to use, because, due to structural conditions, only a few competitors can exist in any cable market. Often, there is only one option that consumers can choose. The consumer has no leverage and is thus at the mercy [...]
There are times when things just aren’t working out financially. You might have had a big financial setback, such as a lost job, or a drastic cut in hours. In some cases, a large and unexpected expense (such as a hospital stay) can cause undue financial pressure. In such cases, it is difficult to pay [...]
With the high price of gas and heightened care for the environment, electric cars seem to fit a perfect niche in the automobile industry. They offer great efficiency and a clean source of energy, but do their benefits outweigh their uncertainties? From a financial standpoint these cars can save you in the long run. The [...]