April 2011 - HelloWallet

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Mother’s Day is May 8th. Don’t panic.

May 8th is Mother’s Day—time to start thinking gifts! Showing your appreciation to a woman that would move mountains for you can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to.  A meaningful gift can easily outshine an expensive one. Here are a few ideas that won’t have you borrowing money from Mom to pay off your…

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How To: Trade Old Electronics for Money

Here’s a quick way to replenish your bank account after paying your taxes: trade in your old electronics for cash instead of throwing them out. In addition to money in your pocket, recycling electronics will leave you with the pleasant feeling that results from not letting them leach toxic chemicals into the ground and atmosphere… Read more

High Hopes for Future of Financial Literacy

April is National Financial Literacy Month.  While that may not be different from any other month for us here at HelloWallet, April has brought a presidential proclamation and a Sesame Street initiative on the subject—and with those two heavy hitters on board, our hopes are high for the future of financial literacy! Read more

Why Buy When You Can Swap?

A Yankee phenomenon has come to our attention: swaps are proliferating across the country. While the swap is an old-fashioned concept, modern social media plays a big part in its recent incarnations, bringing together swappers from all over. Here are a few swaps that can save you money. If you try them, please share reviews!… Read more

Planning an Affordable Family Vacation

Spring is in the air, your kid’s summer break is coming up soon enough and it’s about time to start planning for that long awaited family vacation. This can be stressful when money is tight, but rest assured, planning an unforgettable vacation on a budget is far from impossible. Here are a few tips on… Read more