How Much House Can I Afford?

Right now, home prices are low, and mortgage rates are attractive. As a result, the temptation to buy is great, especially for first time homebuyers who want to get in now, while they can save big. However, just because you think now is a good time to buy does not mean that you should. Make […]

Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card 75,000 Points Limited Time Offer

This offer is now EXPIRED.  If you’ve ever stayed at a Hilton hotel, you know that in terms of ambiance and overall experience, it’s a touch above the rest.  I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a few different Hilton hotels over the years (always at someone else’s expense!) and I’m always disappointed that I […]

Radius Bank Hybrid Checking Account Review

Have you ever tried to transfer money out of your savings or money market account several times in a given month and eventually hit a roadblock or limit on your ability to do so?  Your financial institution may have sited a federal regulation known as Regulation D (FRB).  It places a limit of six withdrawals […]

Earn Money Browsing the Internet with – Our Swagbucks Review

Many of us continue to spend more and more time online as websites support our daily activities. The Internet has also created a new wave of job opportunities in providing online business models. And of course, it also offers us entertainment through videos, social media and shopping. Overall, I get really excited about the earning potentials of […]

10 Inexpensive Powerhouse Foods to Add to Your Diet

Here in America the national conversation on food is never-ending, but the big takeaway always seems to be that healthy eating is necessarily expensive. As a personal finance blogger with an interest in nutrition, that really irritates me. Not only does the advice to simply go forth and buy leafy greens often ignore the financial […]

I’ve Saved $1,191.90 Automagically with Digit Since January 15th – My Digit Review

Since launching the FinCon FinTech Startup Competition (first demo takes place this Sept. 18th), I’ve been exposed to a number of new tech companies with great ideas to help you with your money and investing. One of my favorites to come along is Digit. I’ve been using the service for 5 months now and I’m […]

The 7 People You Should Be Talking with About Your Finances

The following blog post is part of the The Road to Financial Wellness Blog Tour. Over a period of 30 days, the Phroogal team will go to 30 locations to raise awareness about financial empowerment. Today they will be in Dallas! Our goal is to help people learn about money by starting the conversation. We […]

Here’s Why You Need Travel Insurance

Planning a vacation is supposed to be fun, which means many travelers neglect to consider travel insurance. After all, why would you spend your time thinking about the possibility of travel mishaps when you could be selecting itineraries, mapping out walking tours, or deciding which tropical drinks you’ll be enjoying on the beach? But just […]

10 Meaningful and Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

Every spring and summer, it can feel like every couple you know all decide to get married around the same time. Once you’ve received the third or fourth wedding invitation in a season, it’s natural to wonder how on earth you are going to afford to attend each wedding and give a nice gift. This […]

The Best Robo Advisors of 2015 for Automated Investing

Investing should be for everyone. The introduction of robo-advisors has helped more people get into investing and save for their future without the costs of standard financial advisory services.  In December of 2014, according to a study by Corporate Insight, robo-advisors were managing about $19 billion dollars. That’s no small number! According to the same study […]

Best Jobs for Stay-At-Home Moms (and Dads!)

So you’ve decided you want to stay at home with the kids! The only question now is how you’re going to keep the little tykes fed and clothed while you’re enjoying your time with them. The era of a one-income family being enough to provide for Mom, Dad and kids (and save for college) is […]

6 Gifts That Actually Help to Launch Graduates

It’s that time of year again. Graduation season is in full swing, and everywhere you look there are top ten lists telling you the best gift you can give the graduate in your life. While it’s always nice to receive presents, particularly when they commemorate the hard work necessary to earn a diploma or a […]