I read an article about a woman who tried living without her bank and credit cards for one month, relying on prepaid cards and other places for financial services. Her total of fees was far more than I pay myself.
Please note the following segment contains graphic violence. As a teen I was noted for my ability to write extremely bloody and gory scenes. I have yet to reveal these talents to the general public. You are the first, and this one is mild.
The July 1st law requiring banks to offer "opt-in" Overdraft Protection has many news articles focusing on Overdraft Fees. In all the hullabulloo however, they forget to mention NSF fees, an equally important thing to look into.
Year after year when tax time comes around new articles pop up touting this or that tax break that you might miss. There's lots of lamenting about having to file, yet all the moaning and groaning really is for naught. Tax filing should be easy!
The internet has become such a household technology that one could say the world is in every home. With that being said, is it any less shocking to find out that a person whom you only knew online is now gone?
Words are so powerful here's a poem about them. BTW, this poem was written when I was in high school, right around the time we read Great Expectations I think. The allusion to Newgate was because of that. (English teacher liked it)
Special events in the city of Chicago can draw huge crowds which means more traffic and congestion. At these times city officials will push people to utilize public transportation, however even normal days can be a motorist's worst nightmare.
Refillable mechanical pencils often have refillable erasers as well. However, the design often leaves a lot of eraser leftover that can't be used unless you erase manually. Here's a quick tip on how to use more of that eraser refill.
Licensed professionals are expected to meet certain criteria in order to acquire their license, but this doesn't mean that they are fit for their job. We consumers have to help regulate the field by reporting bad cases.
A tiny bit of effort, goes a long way in the world of online publishing. If you leave a good comment, feel free to click the "Recommend" or the "I Like" on the work. The count may not amount to much on the site, but it does add to the author's ego.
All too often money-saving tips you see on TV don't apply to you, but are geared more toward the upper middle class with larger budgets. Here are some tried and true tips from a real-life lower middle class mom living on a real-life budget.