Category: For the Home

by Elizabeth Harp

6 Inexpensive Holiday Activities

Now that the kids are out of school and your extended family is in town, you are probably desperate to find a few affordable activities that everyone will enjoy. Luckily, we’ve found several that will keep everyone occupied and happy over the holidays. Local Events Your community may have a variety of free and inexpensive […]

by Elizabeth Harp

How to Save Money While Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy

Life without our pets would certainly be dull. Pets provide companionship and are even known to improve their human’s health. When it comes to keeping your pet healthy and happy, it can be hard to know where to skimp or splurge. The following information will help you strike the right balance between the two: Preparation […]

by Elizabeth Harp

Essential Home Maintenance Projects for the Savvy Homeowner

Just like regular car maintenance is a necessary component of owning a vehicle, home maintenance is a necessary component of being a homeowner. Houses are long-term investments for buyers and it’s essential that you protect your investment by staying on top of regular home maintenance. In doing so, you’ll prevent costly repairs in the future […]

by Scott Markland

Why You Need Pet Insurance

What is Pet Insurance? Pet insurance pays, partly or in total, for treatment of the insured person’s pet. Some policies will pay out when the pet dies, or if it is lost or stolen. Life happens. Pet insurance can put your mind at ease. The best part is you can use your own vet. Your veterinary pet insurance premium […]

by Scott Markland

You Should Refinance Your Home or Vehicle

Below we’ve compiled a list of reasons consumers should refinance a home and vehicle. The refinance process is straightforward and easy. Many know about refinancing a home, but you can also refinance your car. Before a consumer refinances a home or car, you should know why it’s the right choice for you. Refinancing reasons are tied […]

by Elizabeth Harp

Coupon-Free Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

As much as we would like to avoid it, grocery shopping is one of those things that most of us just have to do. From the rising cost of groceries to the frustration that comes with navigating the hustle and bustle of the grocery store, finding a way to make our trips a little less […]

by Elizabeth Harp

Inexpensive Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Summer break is just around the corner and the kids are probably filled to the brim with excitement anticipating all of the fun times ahead. However, keeping everyone entertained for three months can be challenging. For those of you scrambling to find the perfect activities that everyone will love, we have compiled a list for […]

by Elizabeth Harp

8 Ways to Cut Spending and Save Money While You’re at It

We all have our reasons for not making changes to our spending habits. Whether we’re not putting the time in for financial planning or haven’t gotten around to canceling that magazine subscription we never read, we all have ways we can improve. If you implement the following practices, you’ll find that you’re spending less money […]

by Scott Markland

INFOGRAPHIC HOW-TO: HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program)

HARP is a government program designed to help consumers with home refinancing options. Refinancing a home allows customers to save money on monthly payments by lowering the interest rate. Customers refinance for many reasons. Maybe you received a bad interest rate during the time of your home purchase, maybe you’ve hit a financial crisis. Whatever […]

by Scott Markland

Holiday Contest: Your next three car payments on us!

Submit a short video (must be 30 seconds or less) explaining HOW rateGenius helped you and WHAT you were able to do with your savings! Only video submissions will be considered to win the prizes. See contest poster for more details. Submit your video via contest@rategenius.com OR tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! […]

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