Money Monday: Many Americans aren’t saving enough

In a Bankrate survey, half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their income, with only a quarter saving 10% or more. That’s far below the recommended 15% savings that Bankrate recommends — only about 1 in 7 Americans are saving that much. The middle class appears to be doing the most saving, with […]

Money Monday: Catch up on your retirement savings

While it is certainly ideal to start saving for retirement early on, you can still save a substantial amount even if you start later in life. Many Americans do not have any retirement savings — a full one-third, according to Bankrate.com — but that doesn’t mean that they (or you) can’t catch up. Here are […]

Money Monday: Americans are saving more than spending

Americans are saving faster than they are spending. “It’s a key shift in spending habits that started during the Great Recession. And the trend continues as we head into the holiday shopping season this weekend. “The savings rate in the United States rose to 5.6% in October — its highest mark in nearly three years. […]

How to Save for a House

Many people plan to buy a home in the future, but with lending requirements being stricter, bigger down payments being required, and the current real estate prices being where they are, purposeful saving is in order for most potential home buyers. There are many helpful resources and tips on saving available, but here are just […]

10 Tips for Saving Water in Your Home

You’ll likely be surprised to learn how much water the average family of four uses every single day in their home: 255 gallons! The estimates are: 15 gallons for dishwashing; 12 for cooking and drinking; 5 for basic hand washing; 35 for laundry; 80 for bathing; 8 at the bathroom sink for tooth brushing, face-washing, […]

Guest Post: Managing your finances before homeownership to save your home from a foreclosure

Managing your finances before homeownership to save your home from a foreclosure Are you planning to purchase a new home? If yes, you have to buck up your finances so that you don’t fall in trouble in the near future and then risk losing your home to a forced foreclosure. Managing your finances is the […]

San Diego County Events for June 22 – 24

Join in the fun at any one (or more) of these fun events in San Diego County this weekend! Movies and More by the Lake: ‘Lego Batman’ Bring a blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie on a summer night in Santee. Once a month, Santee Lakes will screen a different family-friendly film for Movies and […]

San Diego County Events for June 15 – 17

For Father’s Day this Sunday, spend time this weekend with Dad at one of these great San Diego events and activities. San Diego Wooden Boat Festival A San Diego Father’s Day weekend tradition, the San Diego Wooden Boat Festival is the premier annual event for Southern California wooden boat enthusiasts and provides a rare opportunity […]