Tips and Hints

Tips and hints from Cash Fast Centers will give insight about various components of your financial health as well as dispel misconceptions about no-credit-check loans.

20 Halloween Costumes You Can Find In Your Closet

October 31st is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. Typically a fun activity, brainstorming easy and cheap Halloween costumes can turn into a stressful task when your bank account is running low.

There’s no need to worry, though. There are many costumes you can put together with items that are most likely in your closet already. Not only is this an easy way to save money, but it’s a fun activity that will have you pulling out items in your closet that you may not have worn in a while.
Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas Found in Your Closet
Cost-Effective Halloween Costumes for Children

Baseball/Softball Player

Team hat
Team shirt
White [...]

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    The 3 Best Savings Accounts For You and Your Hard Earned Money

The 3 Best Savings Accounts For You and Your Hard Earned Money

Though saving isn’t fun or glamorous, it’s crucial to a healthy financial life. Money-saver extraordinaire Dave Ramsey says, “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.”

When you decide to make saving part of your budget, you feel in control of your finances rather than letting them control you. No longer is the question “Should you save?” but rather, “Which savings account should you choose?”
Which Savings Account Should You Choose?
Regular Savings Account

Considered one of the simplest ways to save money, a regular savings account can be opened easily at one of your local banks and requires you to put aside a little bit of money each month. The amount is [...]

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3 Clear-Cut Ways to Calculate Loan Repayments

If you’re considering applying for some sort of loan, then it may be helpful to first know what the payment amounts with interest might be. Not only will calculating loan repayments give you the confidence in your ability to make your payments, but you will also be able to gain trust with your lender by showing her your research.
Easily Calculate Loan Repayment Amounts
There are several ways to calculate a loan repayment. Whichever method you choose, you must first understand the variables that are involved in loan repayment calculation and their symbols.

Some methods will ask for the symbols while others will spell out exactly what they are asking for. Referring to the descriptions below can make the [...]

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How to Save Money on Your Back to School Shopping

Believe it or not, summer is ending and the first day of school is quickly approaching. Whether you’re getting your kids ready, or you’re headed to the classroom yourself, back to school shopping is one of the first tasks on everyone’s fall to do lists.

While back to school shopping can be fun, it can also be a big drain on your wallet. However, with a little bit of planning, this doesn’t have to be the case. Follow the simple back to school tips below, and your family can start off the school year right.
Save Money on Back to School Supplies in Charlotte, NC
Create a Back to School Budget

Though it’s arguably the least fun task, it is [...]

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    Savings Bonds vs. Savings Accounts: The Difference Will Interest You

Savings Bonds vs. Savings Accounts: The Difference Will Interest You

Whether you’re starting to plan for retirement, looking to make a big purchase, or simply want to put money away for a rainy day, there’s no time to start preparing like the present.

Don’t be intimidated by all the options out there, though. With savings bonds and saving accounts, starting to save is easier than you think. But when it comes down to it, is one better than the other?
Is a Savings Bond or Savings Account Right for You?
Savings Account

Savings accounts have been around just about as long as banks. They’re commonly used to ensure a secure financial future, and they’re easy to set up at a local bank.

The key features of a savings account are:

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Summer Fun Doesn’t Have to Cost You Your Savings

Charlotte is a great place to be in the summer. Whether it’s riding the rapids at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, experiencing motorsports history at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, or a day out with the whole family at Carowinds, Charlotte’s got a lot! You’ve worked hard all year, and you deserve to have some fun! When payday is a week away, but your favorite band is playing tonight, Cash Fast Loan Centers can help you enjoy yourself without delving into your savings account.

In as few as 15 minutes, Cash Fast can get you the money you need for the things you want to do. Whether you need a few bucks for the weekend, or a larger sum for [...]

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How to Successfully Build Up Money in Your Savings Account

Are you frustrated watching your money never add up? It seems like every paycheck disappears as soon as it hits your account, and eventually you push the idea of a growing savings account to the back of your mind. We know how critical savings can be — we want to help you reach your saving goals.

In order to bank the big bucks overtime, you have to make saving a habit.

No matter what your income or financial state, there are some simple life habit changes you can make to start seriously saving today.
Habits That Make Saving a Breeze
Budget

The first step is to actually start following that budget you made months ago. This step is absolutely crucial to [...]

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Dollar Store Savings: 5 Home Essentials for 5 Dollars

Looking for an easy way to save money fast? You’ll be amazed at how far a dollar goes at your nearest dollar store.

Dollar store savings are a great way to stock up on essential supplies and accessories for your home. It pays to be thrifty, especially with things you know you’ll need. Brand name products from the grocery store can really add up, so go somewhere that will slash the prices for comparable goods.

 

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Dollar Store Savings for Every Room of Your House

We all have our favorite tricks up our sleeves to help us save big on must-have items for the home. But how many of your everyday items could you be saving money on by utilizing the dollar store? The dollar store is beautiful for one very simple reason: everything costs a dollar. So what can you buy there instead of paying regular grocery store or convenience store prices?

Dollar store savings can be made on items for every room in your house, starting with your living room. Stock up on candles, batteries for the remote and other electronics, and simple decor pieces like picture frames. Three easy switches and a purchase that could have cost you more than $20 is [...]

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4 Top Money Management Apps That Help You Save

Do you ever get your credit card bill at the end of the month and are puzzled about how you spent so much money? Do you open your wallet only to wonder where all your cash has gone? Do you pull out your debit card to make a purchase and discover you don’t have the funds in your account you thought you did? Sounds like you need a money management app. 
Take Control of Your Finances with These Top Money Management Apps

Mint

This free tool has almost everything you could desire in a financial app. With two or three bank accounts, several credit cards, and different investments, it’s hard to keep track of it all. Mint is able to [...]

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