For education administrator Kara Stevens, saving money is nearly as
important as earning it! It was this notion, at least in part, that
inspired the 34-year-old New Yorker to launch her web site, the Frugal
Feminista a few years ago. The popular financial empowerment and money
saving site advocates how to have a healthy and prodigious relationship
with cash. Stevens recently sat down with TNJ.com to share some of her
cost-cutting and wealth-for-life tidbits.
Credit unions have significantly improved their services in recent
years, and some even rival the nation's largest banks. Most people are able to
join at least one based on their job or location, and for many, credit unions
offer important advantages over traditional big banks.
For most Americans, fiddling with finances is not high on their to-do
list. But, as we all know, there’s an app for that. Or at the very least
a website. Among the latest: Two financial advisers have earned attention for a
new, free financial tool they call FlexScore. Introduced last fall in
NY at Finovate, the financial-tech conference, FlexScore has
merited mention by tech writers in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report
and Bloomberg Businessweek.