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Gift Giving on a Budget + Ways to Safely Swap Gifts

Posted by Century Marketing on November 25, 2020

The pandemic has put up so many barriers to our normal celebrations that it's easy to feel disappointed before they even arrive. Yet now is the very best time to think about the people in your life and show them just how much they mean to you. It can help you wrap up the year with that much more gratitude and love. We'll give you some ideas to give gifts on a budget without compromising your (or anyone else's) safety.


Celebrate National Clean Out Your Fridge Day

Posted by Century Marketing on October 30, 2020

National Clean Out Your Fridge Day may not be Christmas, but there are a few reasons not to discount this seemingly silly holiday. We'll look at the many benefits of a clean fridge, and why you should mark your calendars for November 15.


Avoiding Eviction During Covid

Posted by Century Marketing on October 11, 2020

When the job market is so tight and the benefits so few, eviction is a real threat for many Americans. The protections in place have a few loopholes in them, and landlords everywhere have strong incentives to find them. It helps to have the details, so you're empowered as a renter. You may be staying in someone else's place, but the landlord doesn't hold all the cards.


Celebrate April with a Garden Fresh Feast

Posted by Century Marketing on April 03, 2020

Gardening has long been celebrated all over the world as a way to reconnect with both the soil and your soul. Relaxing and productive, it provides countless mental and physical benefits to those who embrace this pastime. Considering April is National Garden Month, there's no better time to discover just how nourishing it is to feast on the food you've grown with your own two hands. We'll give you the basics to get started so you can take it from there. 


National Nutrition Month: Eating Well on a Budget

Posted by Century Marketing on February 29, 2020

Happy National Nutrition Month! Focused on the importance of making informed food choices while also developing good eating and exercise habits, this annual observation is the perfect opportunity to check in on how we’re doing and take steps to improve. The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month is “Bite by Bite,” which reinforces the payoffs of making even small changes. 


Filing Your Taxes Early

Posted by Century Marketing on January 31, 2020

Filing your taxes can be confusing for anyone, regardless of what kind of job they have or how much money they make. If you're guilty of waiting until the deadline to even pull out your forms, you're certainly not alone. But before you resort to old habits, you should know there are serious benefits to getting it done early. 


Comfort Food While Counting Calories

Posted by Century Marketing on January 03, 2020

The good news? We’re nearly halfway through winter. The bad news? We still have several weeks to go before we can officially bid farewell to winter weather. If you crave your favorite hearty foods when the thermometer drops and the cold winds blow, you’re hardly alone. Unfortunately, indulging in comfort foods often comes at the expense of New Year’s goals -- both in terms of finances and fitness. But it is possible to have your (rice) cake and eat it, too. Read on for a roundup of five of our favorite healthy and budget-conscious comfort foods. 


Budget Friendly Cookies

Posted by Century Marketing on December 06, 2019

Holiday cookies are a favorite treat this time of year. Whether you’ve been asked to contribute cookies to an event or you’re thinking they’d make the perfect gift for teachers, friends and loved ones, keeping costs low can help you start the new year off on solid financial ground. But all cookie recipes aren’t created equal in terms of ingredients and expenses. To that end, we’ve rounded up a list of five budget-friendly cookie recipes guaranteed to please -- without breaking the bank -- this holiday season.


Make a Splash at Holiday Parties Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Century Marketing on November 10, 2019

With the holidays approaching, you might find yourself with several invites. However, holiday parties often mean that you have to bring a dish with you. Instead of panicking over the expense, choose a recipe that is inexpensive to make but will wow your guests. Dress up simple and inexpensive dishes to make them look like you spent major bucks on them. Make popular holiday appetizers stand out by adding holiday decorations. Here's a list to try


What is the True Cost to Own

Posted by Century Marketing on October 13, 2019

When you make a major purchase, you're generally focused on the price. But there's more to consider than just the upfront amount, because the costs don't really stop at the price tag. Whether it's an electronic device, an appliance, a car, nice clothing, or something else, there are costs that come along with the maintenance and care for these products.