FatWallet.com features Holiday Spending Tips from Steven Smith

Posted by Mvelopes on Dec 21, 2012 12:04:16 PM


With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, the time to prepare is now! Outside of putting together your shopping list and holiday spending plan, consider how you can save money this season.The American Research Group says the average consumer will spend $854 on holiday gifts alone, up 32% from average planned spending in 2011. By the time you factor in holiday parties, annual traditions and extravagant meals, American consumers will spend over $1000—a shocking number most would prefer reduce. Spending Management Expert, Steven B. Smith, recommends the following tips for extra savings this season:
Make Your List and Check it Twice: Just like Santa, it pays to make a list—and double check it. Think about each person you need to purchase a gift for and the amount you usually spend. As you brainstorm ideas for each person, think about what might be on sale and where it might be the cheapest. By making a list, you can avoid the last minute panic attack that often has us all overspending our budgets. Shop early so you have time to find a good price on the item rather than making the close‐at‐hand but way‐too‐expensive split decision. And return to your list to check it twice, as extra sales pop up and fresh ideas present themselves.

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The Wall Street Journal chats with Steve Smith about Students and Finances

Posted by Mvelopes on Aug 18, 2012 3:38:05 PM



Here's something to consider adding to your college student's list of back-to-school supplies: a stack of envelopes.No, not for sending you snail mail. Rather, for learning how to become financially independent.
True financial independence requires living within your means. And that requires learning how to manage your day-to-day cash flow.

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Kiplinger chooses Mvelopes® as "Best for Over-spenders"

Posted by Mvelopes on Aug 1, 2012 3:57:33 PM
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Yahoo! Finance talks with Finicity™ CEO, Steve Smith

Posted by Mvelopes on Jul 24, 2012 3:16:25 PM


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USA Today highlights free version of Mvelopes®

Posted by Mvelopes on Jan 3, 2012 1:08:24 PM

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