Save This Christmas: Cheap (Even Free!) Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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The joy and excitement of the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the season of gift giving. With so many on your Christmas list, it’s easy to spend more than you have budgeted. If you are short of cash, holiday loans are a good option to avoid encountering financial troubles or regret come January, but they can also help your save this Christmas. Don’t let the holiday season become an emotional tug of war between your purse or wallet and the lure of online and local retailers. It’s important to have a spending strategy in place to ensure every stocking is stuffed and you make it through the holiday season in financial peace. (more…)

Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget This Holiday Season

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Learning to grocery shop on a budget is important, but it is especially essential around the holidays. Doing so is one of the best and easiest ways to pinch pennies, and help to ease you through the months ahead. It can be difficult. Rising food costs, combined with smart marketing can leave the most seasoned shoppers scratching their heads. However, it is possible to save, and you can take the upper hand. As you grocery shop this holiday season be proactive by having a shopping strategy in place. You will be pleasantly surprised how much money you can save. Here are 7 tips to get the most ‘bang for your buck’ this holiday season. (more…)

Learn How to Responsibly Use Personal Loans

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Personal loans are one of the more popular kinds of loans for consumers in Phoenix, AZ (or anywhere for that matter). This type of loan is a form of credit used for a specific purpose. It is unsecured, meaning, there is no collateral when borrowing as in the case with a mortgage or car title. All that is required by the lender for a personal loan is your credit score to determine eligibility, credit limit, and what the interest rate on the loan will be. (more…)

Shopping Season Tips: Avoid the Pitfalls of Fraud

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With the holiday season approaching, how to avoid fraud should be at the top of every consumer’s shopping list. Today’s world of online banking has simplified borrowing money. Yet, the new technology has been combined with old tricks to make it easier for scam artists. Financial scammers prey the most on people who have the most to lose. They do not discriminate by age or class, ethnicity or religion, only on the uninformed. Individuals seeking loans around Christmastime are particularly vulnerable. (more…)

The Biggest Mistakes College Students Should Avoid

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College students and fiscal responsibility. Historically, these two categories are not the best combination. College typically marks the first time the majority of students are on their own, socially, scholastically and financially. Students will face difficult financial decisions when it comes to money management, as they have to balance tuition, books, supplies, food and spending money. This financial balancing act can be problematic for anyone, let alone college students. Below we point out some common financial traps for college students to avoid and some tips for staying on budget.
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How Do Registration Loans Work?

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Where do you turn to when an unexpected, costly life emergency pops up? The average person is not going to have $3,000 just sitting around waiting for an emergency to happen. Life can be expensive. Most people will seek out an auto title loan to help bridge the gap. But what do you do when you are still making payments towards your vehicle and the title is not in your name? Say hello to registration loans. (more…)

How to Get Quick Personal Loans

Picture this all too real-life scenario: You’re just involved in a car accident and are at fault. Everyone is okay, but the other vehicle involved has some heavy damage. Unfortunately for you, collision insurance is expensive and you are already in debt with student loans. The damage costs outweigh your savings account by a bit. What do you do? How do you pay? This is where quick personal loans from Tio Rico come to the rescue. Below we discuss how to obtain quick personal loans for those emergency life situations. (more…)

Travel Light and Save Money Like a Pro

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Summer is not quite over, and September is still a favorite time of year for people to venture out for a vacation or road trip. While vacationing and exploring is no doubt fun, it can also be expensive. Today we explore some personal finance tips on how to travel like a minimalist and save money while out on the road vacationing. (more…)

How to Make a Little Extra Cash Before Payday

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Where do you turn to when you are in a financial pinch? What do you do when a bill or financial situation pops up that calls for immediate attention and action? Sometimes, we just can’t wait for payday. Many employers only disperse payment twice a week or even once a month. This does not help when you need money today. Below we discuss alternatives on how to make a little extra cash before payday. (more…)

Borrowing Money Can Be Quick and Easy

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When you need a quick infusion of cash, where do you turn to? Over the past few years, most financial institutions have aggressively tightened their collective purse strings due to economic conditions and lending regulations, making it nearly impossible to obtain a quick, cash loan. This is not helpful when you have a timely electrical or mortgage bill past due that requires immediate attention. Say hello to the Auto Title Loan. Tio Rico Te Ayuda is the king of fast cash loans, including title loans. Below we dive in on what a title loan is, and how to obtain one. (more…)