- Spring Clean Your Household Finances With Host Kelley Keehn's Top
- Producers Casting For Families in the GTA
<p><span class="xn-location">TORONTO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">March 18</span> /CNW/ - Burn My Mortgage is a high-energy, action-packed, half-hour television series about making your hard-earned money go further. Hosted by <span class="xn-person">Kelley Keehn</span>, one of the country's most respected and widely-quoted financial experts and authors (CBC and CNBN contributor, quoted in Oprah magazine), the series is set to debut in fall 2010 on W Network.</p>
<p>"The series is best described as "home finance' meets the "Amazing Race", explains executive producer <span class="xn-person">Kit Redmond</span>. "<span class="xn-person">Kelley Keehn</span> and sidekick <span class="xn-person">Chad Bisch</span> lead the featured family through a series of entertaining challenges. Families discover how to knock years off their mortgages and save hundreds of thousands of dollars on interest payments."</p>
<p>Producers RTR Media are currently casting for families located in the GTA. Visit <a href="http://www.wnetwork.com/BeOnTV">www.wnetwork.com/BeOnTV</a>. Each family that follows the rules and successfully completes the challenges receives a head start savings reward of up to <span class="xn-money">$5000</span>.</p>
<p>Host <span class="xn-person">Kelley Keehn</span>, author of six books including She Inc., The Woman's Guide to Money and The Prosperity Factor for Kids, offers up her top three tips to effectively "spring clean" household finances:</p>
1) As with dieting, tracking your finances is the most important first
step to a fiscally refreshed spring! Try my 30-day "Anti Budget".
Track every dollar your family spends and at the end of the month,
see where you can trim the fat. No need to forgo the lattes or
weekend cocktails, but what about the $100 a month magazine
subscription or the $50 in ATM fees? A library card is a great way to
get the kids involved while still being able to access the latest
DVDs and CDs for free!
2) Check credit card and bank statements regularly. Go online; it's a
safe and effective way to check your purchases. Make a record of when
each statement generally arrives. This could be a red flag that
someone is redirecting your mail and possibly committing identity
theft. Don't recognize that insignificant purchase on your credit
card statement? Give the company a call - that too could be an early
sign that your information has been stolen.
3) Seeing double digits? Take a look at your credit cards and if you're
not consistently paying them off each month, call the credit card
company to negotiate a better rate. Points cards are a great tool to
get rewards fast, but not if you're carrying a balance. Generally
these have a high annual fee and steep interest rates. Consider the
lower rate, no frills cards that most banks offer if you're not
paying your cards off each month.
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