4 ways you can prevent iTunes spending sprees

laptopIf you’re ready to set your phone so that your kids’ iTunes spending will never take you by surprise, I outlined the steps you need to take on Today.com. Continue reading here.

Today’s Money: 5 Easy Ways To Reboot Your Savings Efforts

This morning on Today, I kicked off my Summer Savings Reboot with some good news: It seems like many of you have gotten off to a very good start this year where your savings is concerned. In fact, the savings rate has been hovering around 5.5% — that means we’re saving 5.5% of our income this year — better than the past two years. Keep up the good work with these five tips. More on Today.com.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Your Social Security

budgetNew research shows the Social Security Administration has been overestimating revenue and underestimating costs over the last decade and a half — to the tune of $1 trillion. If you’re one of the many Americans (53%), who are counting on Social Security to help fund your retirement, then read the five things you absolutely need to know before you cash in on Today.com. Continue reading here.

Today’s Money: 5 items you should spend extra cash on this spring

With lower gas prices, economists are predicting a spending surge over the next few months. I offer five ways you can put your money to good use this spring, like snagging tickets to Europe and allergy shots.

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Today’s Money: My Tips For Saving On Your Taxes

Every year at tax time Americans leave billions of dollars on the table. Make sure you get your slice by following these tips in my segment below for grabbing every deduction and tax credit. Read more on Today.com

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Today’s Money: Repair or Replace?

Does it feel like your home is falling apart? Before you shell out the cash to buy a new fridge or dishwasher, check out my segment below for tips on when to repair and when to replace your costly home items when they break down. Read more on Today.com.

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How chewing gum can save you money

iStock_000024738476SmallI kicked off this 52-week savings challenge on TODAY in January, so if you joined back then, right now you’re at the point where you should start feeling pretty good about the amount of money you’re putting away. If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late to catch up! We’re in the 9th week of 2015, so at this point you should have put aside $45 to play along. On Today.com I offer more tricks on how to put away cash. Read the full article here.

Come on over! At Home with TODAY

As part of the “At Home with TODAY” series, I invited TODAY over for a tour of my home. See the full feature on Today.com.

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How to use Facebook’s new “Sell” feature for your online tag sale

iStock_smartphoneRemember my #startTODAY segment on how to sell your unwanted goods on Facebook Groups? I showed you how I successfully sold Natalie’s stuff for hundreds of dollars, and my couch for $500! Well, if you’re in the Facebook sales business too – or are looking to make some extra cash – now you can try Facebook’s new feature for Facebook Groups called “Sell.” Read more on Today.com.

Today’s Money: 5 Steps to Sell Your Stuff For Extra Cash

Are you sitting on hundreds of dollars? I mean that literally. Last week, in addition to selling the stuff Natalie hadn’t used for a good six years, I sold my couch… for $500! I’ve been selling items online now for several years and I was confident I could make way for the new one – and rake in a tidy profit – before delivery day. My secret? Facebook groups. See my five steps for selling on Today.com, and in the meantime, check out the #startTODAY segment below!

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