What to Do With Pumpkins After Halloween: 21 Fun, Creative Ideas

Picking out a potential jack-o’-lantern or two from the pumpkin patch, farmers market or grocery store is a time-honored tradition. But if you’re going to spend money on these Halloween decorations, you won’t just want to trash them after the holiday passes. After you’ve carved and shown off your Halloween pumpkin, try one of these […]

You Still Need to Know How to Write a Check. Here’s How to Do It

Writing checks: not really a popular pastime anymore. We live in a world where we can pay with a debit card or credit card for just about everything — and in some cases, simply swipe a phone over a payment terminal before whooshing out the door. Sitting down every month with your checkbook to write […]

Hoarding Nickels: Why Your Pocket Change Might Be Worth More Than You Think

While conventional personal finance wisdom generally discourages hiding your savings under your bed, there’s one way that doing so might be a sound strategy. Although it’s possible to make money by hoarding pennies or by searching rolls of collected pocket change for coins with high silver and copper content, these methods are tedious and hard […]

5 Things to Do if You Need More Than a 1.3% Social Security COLA

Social Security recipients will get a raise in 2021 — but for the average retired worker, it will amount to just $20 extra per month. The Social Security Administration announced a 1.3% cost of living adjustment that will take effect in January 2021. It will be the lowest COLA since 2017, when benefits increased by […]