Category: Personal Finance

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ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner

The ShopSavvy app, which is available on both Android and iPhone, is a price comparison utility which can save you a lot of money every time you shop. The app “scans” product barcodes through the built-in smartphone camera, instantly determines the product name, and compares prices on the internet and around the shopper’s physical location. […]

April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Expected 2012 Price Increases and Ways to Pay Less

Expected 2012 Price Increases and Ways to Pay Less

The new year instills a sense of excitement as we resolve to improve ourselves and anticipate building upon the previous year’s successes. Corporations are also re-assessing their strategies and prices going into the new year, which will effect the consumer in various ways. According to shopping deals news site,, consumers should expect 2012 prices […]

January 2, 2012 | 2 Comments More
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Virtual Wallet Spend vs. Performance Spend

If you’re about to open a PNC Virtual Wallet account (read my Virtual Wallet review first, to learn the basics), you need to understand the difference between the regular “Spend” account and the “Performance Spend” account. If you do not sign up for the Performance Spend account, you are literally wasting money. Learn the benefits […]

August 7, 2011 | 2 Comments More
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Retirement Calculators

Even if you’re a twenty-something, just starting to invest in your Roth IRA, it’s important to have at least a simple retirement goal in mind. The famous Yogi Berra said it best: If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there. – Yogi Berra Once you know when you want to retire […]

July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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At What Age Should You Begin Saving for Retirement?

Despite the wealth of financial knowledge available today, there is still a surprisingly persistent question among workers of all ages: “At what age should I begin saving for retirement?” The answer is simple: as soon as possible. There is no age that is “too young” to begin saving for retirement. Initial Investment at Different Ages […]

June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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Roth IRA Basics

An individual retirement account (IRA) is a catch-all phrase for a type of retirement plan which provides tax advantages for retirement savings in the United States. There are multiple types of retirement plans that fall under this category. However, one of the most recently established, the Roth IRA, has become overwhelmingly popular due to its […]

June 13, 2011 | 3 Comments More
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How to Create a Budget

Let’s face it, when most people hear the phrase “create a budget,” thoughts of boredom, exhaustion and drudgery aren’t far behind. The budgeting process most likely earned this stigma prior to the era of personal computing. There isn’t anything fun about sifting through piles of receipts and pecking on a calculator to create a paper […]

April 18, 2011 | 2 Comments More
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PNC Virtual Wallet Review

The advent of online banking, which is now provided by a majority of banks and credit unions, ushered in a tremendous increase in efficiency for consumers by reducing time required to manage bank records, balance a checkbook or visit a branch office to execute a transaction. All of your banking information is available in a […]

April 4, 2011 | 14 Comments More