Since so many savings ideas have landed in my in box, I'm going to be doing a money-wise roundup today.
A few weeks ago, Disney's Family.com added a new finance feature to their offerings. Expert advice comes from Laura Rowley and the site offers much more, such as affordable recipes, supermarket savings, and ideas for planning parties under $100! To launch the new Family & Finance resource, (perfect timing I'd say) they commissioned a survey. Here is some of what they found:
- Sixty-one percent of people are nervous about retirement, with good reason, Even those with higher incomes aren'??t saving for their retirement '?? 37% of households earning $100-125K a year and forty-seven percent earning $125k+ a year haven'??t started saving yet.
- Seventy-four percent of respondents have cut or reduced eating out and 71% have eliminated personal splurges.
- Sixty-five percent of people have changed their driving habits and nearly half of the respondents feel the government should eliminate gas taxes to offset high gas prices.
PeopleJam (an online self-improvement resource), is offering 5 Tips to Prevent Unexpected Expenses in your budget. Though these really aren't solutions, they are five things to think about and inspire you to keep a "slush" fund going beyond the basics.
I have also been BLOWN away by all the money-wise mommy bloggers out there.
CommonSenseWithMoney impressed me with its short, sweet posts.