Archive for July, 2012

Buying a Boat? Here Are 4 Things to Consider

Posted in Around the Web,Certificates of Deposit,Community
July 31st, 2012 at 11:02 am by Ally

It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend a summer day than cruising your favorite lake or the open sea in a boat of your own. But boat ownership comes with a good number of considerations that affect your wallet. Here are four things you should know if you’re looking to buy a boat.… read more

When Should I Get My Child a Smartphone?

Posted in Around the Web,Community
July 30th, 2012 at 12:53 pm by Ally

These days, even toddlers have cell phones. Sure, they’re usually the plushy kind that can teach them colors, numbers, and the ABCs. But what happens once a child is old enough to want the kind that makes and receives calls and texts, or lets them download apps and surf the web? Here are some factors… read more

Going to the Olympics: How to Make it Affordable

Posted in Around the Web,Community
July 27th, 2012 at 2:07 pm by Ally

Nobody hands out gold medals for achievements in saving money, unfortunately. But you can save money if you’re traveling to London to watch U.S. athletes compete for gold at the 2012 Summer Games. For the fan who’s looking to travel to London without spending a ton of money, The Frugal Toad has compiled a list… read more

How to Prepare for Your Retirement Health Care Needs

Posted in Retirement
July 24th, 2012 at 10:07 am by Ally

Think you’re putting away enough money to cover all of your retirement needs? What about when it comes to covering your health care? A 65-year-old couple retiring in 2012 would need roughly $240,000 to cover all of their health care needs during retirement – a 4 percent jump from last year’s estimate of $230,000 –… read more

Personal Finance at Every Age: Rules for Your 50s

Posted in Community,Savings Talk
July 23rd, 2012 at 10:10 am by Ally

We recently introduced you to our four-part series looking at the dos and don’ts of personal finance through your life. We gave you personal finance advice for your 20s, 30s and 40s, helping you build a strong foundation for your early years and guiding you to tailor your savings plans as you pass life’s benchmarks.… read more

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