Author Archives: C.C.
Author Archives: C.C.
Target customers are known for their loyalty, and for good reason. Once they get a feel for the store and its website, Target shoppers realize that there are at least a dozen ways to save real money that newbies might not know about. Target likes to give back to its customers; you just have to […]Read more
Food is one of those things none of us can live without. You might be able to save money by skipping cable TV or avoiding expensive travel, but cutting food expenses has to be weighed against survival — not to mention health and day-to-day satisfaction. Still, those meals don’t need to be expensive. Are you […]Read more
Yard sales are the ultimate form of recycling. Whether your neighbor is hawking a souvenir spoon collection on her lawn or your church has gathered congregants’ donations for a fundraiser, you can dig up some hidden gems at these sometimes-luxe, sometimes-loopy sales. Plus, pat yourself on the back: giving these items new life will likely […]Read more
Retirement planning is no easy task. Not only do factors like salary, debt and expenses all affect your ability to save, but there’s also no one-size-fits-all solution to realizing the vision of your golden years. Generally, the right plan is about timing, opportunity and not following the myths that can destroy your retirement. With that […]Read more
Are you retired — or planning to quit work soon — and looking for ways to put a little extra cash in your pocket? Your many years of hard work and experience can still be valuable once you retire. But now, you’re in a position to leverage those skills in a new way or try […]Read more
Having good credit can be very helpful when taking out loans or applying for credit cards. Your credit is the report card major financial institutions use when making decisions about lending money or extending consumer credit. This is why it’s important to stay on top of your credit score and review your credit report regularly. […]Read more
Managing your finances can feel like navigating an obstacle course. You have to resist temptations to make impulse buys on a daily basis, family members ask for financial help or advice and you risk overspending at the grocery store because you forgot to make a list — to name a few. But keeping your finances […]Read more
An old year is gone, and a new one has arrived. That means you are 12 months closer to retirement than you were in January 2018. Does that thought make you excited — or nervous? If you haven’t saved nearly enough, remember that there is always time to pad your nest egg. But if you […]Read more
These days, “retirement” doesn’t always mean “not working.” According to a new study from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, 9 percent of retirees in the United States are working part-time or full-time, are self-employed or are searching for employment. No wonder people are looking to bring in a little extra! You might be able […]Read more
As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day and count down the minutes to retirement, they’re also counting their savings – and their fears. They’re not alone. According to the latest Transamerica Retirement Survey, the single greatest retirement fear is outliving savings, which was cited by 52% of those polled. Indeed, 38% of workers aren’t […]Read more