Posts by Debbie Roy

14 Thrifty Gift Giving Ideas for Friends and Family

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations and many summer celebrations are just around the corner. Looking for some personalized gift giving...

How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you’re protecting yourself...

4 Reasons to Buy a Home Instead of Renting

The financial benefits of buying a home compared with renting have yoyoed over the years, especially of late. If you’re...

Digital Housekeeping

Technology is both a blessing and a curse. Today we walk around with powerful computers in our pockets that help us...

Ditch the Resolutions and Make Real Goals

I don’t know about you, but I learned a long time ago that New Year’s resolutions just don’t work. Many...

How I Saved $238 in One Weekend!

Like most moms, I have a long to-do list and not a lot of money. Just a few weeks ago,...

What to do with all those toys after Christmas?

Christmas has come and gone. The kids are happy with their new toys. Now you are ready to clean up...

Parenting: 7 Money-Saving Tips for Teens

Most teenagers probably won’t leap at the prospect of learning about personal finance on their own. That’s why it’s important...

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids and Families

As a parent, I want to instill the spirit of volunteerism in my kids. The problem is that many organizations...

Why I (finally) Signed up for Online Banking and Online Bill Pay

I admit it. I’m one of the hold outs. I’ve been very hesitant to sign up for online banking and...

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