Linda Vergon

Linda Vergon

Staff Writer

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Ask the Readers: What expense do you most want to dump?
This article is by editor Linda Vergon.

Is there a bill you pay that you absolutely detest? Occasionally, I’ll get an attitude about paying one bill or another. (Ha! Paying taxes on April 15 is one bill that comes to mind immediately, for example.) I recognize that there is a reason I have the bills that I have to pay. For the most part, each represents a service that I decided was valuable and…

Ask the Readers: Will higher interest rates make you save more money?
This article is by editor Linda Vergon.

Interest rates are expected to rise later in 2015. What will you do with this information? You could make the case that you haven’t missed much if you didn’t keep your money in a savings account over the last few years. But still, we all need liquid funds to one degree or another – and the sooner the interest rate goes up on those balances, the better….

Ask the Readers: What is your best budget-friendly tip for Mother’s Day gifts?
This article is by editor Linda Vergon.

A mother’s love is more precious than gold, but you don’t need to spend a mint to make Mother’s Day special for her. In some ways, your lack of funds could actually help you make her day more meaningful. When it comes down to it, most moms prize the time they can spend with their children more than anything. So if you don’t have the funds to…