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Good Stuff Cheap: Kids' ClothingA budget buster is clothing when you have kids. Hand me downs work great, unless, of course, you are the kid, but there are options.
Good Stuff Cheap: GroceriesWe all want good stuff and we want it cheap. So how can we buy the same goods and services we want and pay less?
Midyear Tax Planning: MiscellaneousMost everyone pays at least 10% on some of their income. As you make more money the tax increases.
Midyear Tax Planning: Retirement PlanJuly is a good time to take stock of your retirement accounts. The contribution limits for this year for a 401(k), a 403(b) and a 457 plan is $18,000.
Midyear Tax Planning: College GradsIf you just got a job, there is some tax planning you can do, even if you are just doing landscaping or waitressing until that marketing job comes through.
Midyear Tax Planning: The NewlywedsThose June weddings we talked about last month all have a tax consequence to them.
Midyear Tax Planning: Where To BeginJuly for most folks is all about sun and fun. But it is a good time to do some tax planning as well.
Saving More: The Big Ticket ItemsThese are items you can usually plan for; vacations, cars, TVs, appliances, furniture, computers or a college education, but you will have to look for deals.
Saving More: Staying Cool For LessThe experts advise setting the temperature at 78 degrees or higher when the house is occupied and at 85 degrees when no one’s home.
Saving More: Eating OutAccording to the SunTrust survey on saving, 44% of the respondents blamed dining out and entertainment as their main reason for not being able to save.
Saving More: GroceriesGroceries are not a discretionary item in the budget. We have to buy food, but there is some flexibility.
Saving More: Where To StartWe all want to save more money and we all love it when we get a really good deal but overall, saving money is hard.

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