Save The Bills September 2015 Blog Report

Monthly Blog ReportStarting from here on out, each and every month I’ll be sharing my progress of my blog. Since starting my blog Save The Bills in 2010 I’ve gone through plenty of periods of neglect. Well in an effort to keep myself more focused I’ve decided to track and publicly display several key metrics.

This monthly blog report will track the following:

  • Twitter. I want to see my twitter followers increase every month so I’ll be tracking this.
  • Facebook. Getting my new posts on Facebook seen is important, but most important is how many people are fans of my Facebook page.
  • Pinterest. I’m trying Pinterest out and so far I’m liking it. I’m seeing my followers count go up every day.
  • Alexa Ranking. Traffic is important so I’ll be listing my Alexa score at the end of each month.
  • List Subscribers. My own personal most important metric is my newsletter subscriber count. I used to simply use Feedburner from Google but I’m now using MailChimp to manage my email list and I’m glad I switched over.

Okay, on with the report!

Wanna Save $$$? Get Married! 8 Financial Benefits To Marriage

Wanna Save $$$? Get Married! 8 Financial Benefits To Marriage

In the movie “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, Adam Sandler and Kevin James’ characters play two straight men who get married in order to get tax benefits. It turns out, they were on to something. One of the most expensive events you can ever throw, a wedding, may actually lead you to save huge sums of money.

Here are 8 financial benefits a married couple has.

Health Insurance

Let’s assume both you and your future spouse are employed and get health benefits at work. But their benefits are much better than yours. Well once you’re married, they can add you to their insurance, surely saving you hundreds of dollars per year.

Car and Life Insurance

You’ll find that most auto insurance policies offer lower premiums if you are married. The statistics show that a married man is less likely to get into an at fault accident than a single man. 

Financial Aid Options For The Part-Time Student

Financial Aid Options For The Part Time Student When you think of college students, most of us tend to imagine fresh faced kids straight out of high school, but there are many different kinds of students out there, not all of whom choose to go to college full-time. It can be incredibly expensive to get an education, which is why the number of part-time students is on the rise.

You also have parents, people looking to learn a new skill, and full-time employees look to advance their career all heading back to college, and all on a part-time basis. Even just going a few hours per week can cause a financial strain, so let’s look at some aid options for part-time students.

We should start this out by saying that in order to qualify as a part-time student, you need to be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours per semester. That is a pace that will need to be maintained in order to qualify for any sort of financial aid program.

If you are currently employed full-time and looking to go back to school, you may consider asking your company to help pay for your tuition. Of course, this is only something you should do if you plan on staying with that company, and are looking to learn something that will be of a benefit to them as you move forward. If that is not the case, then you will have to consider other options.

3 Tips To Help You Properly Ask For A Raise

3 Tips To Help You Properly Ask For A Raise

If you ask the average person what they don’t like about their current job, you will be sure to hear a pretty large number mention their compensation.

If you then ask those people if they have approached their boss about getting a raise, you may be surprised to learn that the vast majority have not.

It’s pretty natural to feel nervous about asking for more money, but that doesn’t mean you should not try. Let’s take a moment to look at how you should go about asking for a raise, and the mistakes to avoid when doing so.

Build Your Savings Today – With No Excuses

Build Your Savings Today - With No Excuses

When the economy went in the tank a few years back, a huge number of people quickly discovered that they were totally unprepared for just such an event. This really shouldn’t come as a big surprise, as it is believed that as many as 75% of Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck.

Sure, we all know that we should have an emergency fund stacked away in a savings account, but how are we supposed to make that happen when we are barely getting by as is?

There are a few simple ways to start a savings account without making a huge dent in your current financial situation. Here are 3 common excuses people use to not save money.

5 Quick Ways To Boost Your Resume Today

5 Quick Ways To Boost Your Resume Today

Trying to navigate the job market in 2015 is harder but more promising than ever. Finding the right company that fits with your skills can be an almost impossible task.

When it comes to getting the attention of a potential employer your resume is everything. Most people don’t realize the importance of having and updating a professional resume.

Your resume is your first introduction and impression to any potential employers and like your physical appearance should be professional and presentable.

For those who may not no where to begin when it comes to building a resume here are 5 tips to help you boost your resume and get you one step closer to your perfect job.

Top 7 Things to Know About Credit Cards

Top 7 Things to Know About Credit Cards

At some point in their lives, most people find themselves getting a little too much credit-card debt built up and are trying to find a way to get themselves out.

But most people are more used to comparing cards for rewards programs or considering drastic methods like debt consolidation, settlements, or even bankruptcy.

Here are seven things you should know when it’s time to get your debt under control.

Checking your credit score

We hear over and over that checking your credit score hurts your credit score. That’s only partially true. When you check your own, it doesn’t do that. It’s considered a “soft check” and leaves everything the same.

Five Mistakes You Can’t Make On A Resume

Five Mistakes You Can't Make On A Resume

You have all the experience they want and this appears to be your dream job. You make sure everything you’ve ever done is on your resume and send it off.

They have to call you, right? It wouldn’t make any sense for them to hire someone else.

No matter how true that is, if your resume assaults the hiring manager’s eyes, you don’t stand a chance. Experience matters. It’s one of the most important parts of the interview process. But unless someone can make it through your resume and understand it, they can’t see how great a match you are.

Here are five big things to get right.