We asked SmartyPig customers to tweet their best tips for saving money—and oh boy, did they deliver! Now we’re sharing some of the best savings tips all in one place.
Creating a budget can seem overwhelming.
The categories often used to classify our expenses are too numerous to count — transportation, utilities, business, education, entertainment, financial expenses, food, gifts, and so on, plus all the subcategories within them.
As far as savings strategies go, "divide and conquer" has its merits.
Consumers repeatedly hear that we're not saving enough: Not for retirement, for a rainy day, or for discretionary purchases. And the numbers bear that out.
Having trouble saving money for a big vacation? A cartoon mouse and a brainy pig want to help you get it done.
If a Disney vacation is on your wish list, you might want to consider the Disney Vacation Account program, which lets guests budget for an upcoming trip and schedule automatic contributions into an FDIC-insured savings fund.
Account holders can cash in their savings for a vacation at a Disney theme park, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney or at Aulani, Disney’s plush resort in Hawaii.
Chris Skinner has been blogging, about banking and technology, speaking at conferences, running the Financial Services Club, in London and other cities, consulting with bankers and getting to know just about everybody innovating in banking in the US, Europe and a number of more remote spots in the world.
He has pulled it all together provocatively in his book Digital Bank — strategies to launch or become a digital bank.
Warning — becoming a digital bank won’t be easy.