The kids are gearing up to head back to school, and it’s your chance to get an A+ in saving money. These parent-approved shopping tips can help you save money on everything your blossoming scholar needs to succeed, from fresh clothes to new school supplies and electronics. Before you start shopping, these are the money-saving tips you need to know.
You will love that Rent-A-Center isn’t like other furniture and appliance stores. You can get the products you want from the big brands everyone knows, like Ashley Furniture and Maytag, but without applying for a credit card or small loan. That means you don’t have to wait to buy a new washer and dryer when your old set breaks. And when the school year starts, you can get your student a new laptop, no matter your credit score.
It almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s not. And it’s okay to have questions about how it all works.Read Story
Whether you feel obligated to buy for every distant family member, or you can’t resist the pull of once-a-year-only sales, overspending is not uncommon during the holidays. The sights, smells, and overall jolliness come together in a chorus of, “Tis the season to splurge!” According to results from a 2017 poll by American Consumer Credit Counseling, 63 percent of people reported feeling “a lot” or “some” financial strain over holiday shopping.
This year, follow these tips to help curb the urge to overspend and instead enjoy the season without the stress.
With all of the ways our mobile devices have made life easier, perhaps the best is the endless options of apps. Whether you’re hailing rides, sharing photos, playing games, managing your money, tracking miles, or managing your RAC account, there’s an app for that.
Although useful (like finding your car in the parking lot) and fun (scoring a personal best in Candy Crush), most apps don’t provide anything you can actually hold in your hands — until now. From ice cream and hamburgers to slushies and smoothies, the following apps (available for iOS and Android) prove there is such a thing as a free lunch.
Each year, Earth Day reminds us of ways we can be better stewards of the planet we call home. The day, which always falls on April 22, is one of active participation — millions of people gather to march for awareness, plant trees, clean up roads, and more. And while these activities are important, daily, ongoing efforts are what have the biggest impact.
One of the easiest things you can do is decrease your energy consumption. Our homes and residential buildings account for 21 percent of total U.S. energy use. By using less energy, you can reduce power plant emissions, conserve the earth’s natural resources, and protect ecosystems.
The new mobile app from RAC puts the power to own in the palm of your hand. With a simple download, you can manage your account, control your payments, stay informed about RAC sales, and more. Here are six reasons why you should download the RAC app today.Read Story
Rent-A-Center provides customers with an impressive lineup of brand-name, rent-to-own items — from furniture and appliances to computers, electronics, and smartphones. And, as fans of RAC know, there are several ways to pay for the products you love, including Same as Cash. Here are four reasons to select the money-saving payment option.
How much money do you have in savings? Most of us would sleep better knowing we had some surplus we could rely on in case of an emergency — like a sick pet or a flat tire.
Most experts recommend having the equivalent of your salary saved by age 30, and 10 times your final salary in savings in order to retire by age 67. But finding extra cash to stash can be a challenge. Here are 20 ways to save money that you probably haven’t tried.
The holidays should be a time of joy, not stress. But stress often comes when money is tight. The solution? Start a holiday savings plan now!
With these monthly tips leading up to the holidays, you can build up funds for gifts, parties, travel, and more to ensure a season filled with holiday cheer.