If I’ve learned anything in my work as a financial planner during the past eight years, it’s that if something is too hard to implement in our financial lives, chances are we just won’t do it. Most of us know the importance of saving for financial goals, but go about saving all wrong—and therefore make [...]
I’m turning 30 in a few weeks and, according to some personal finance experts, I’ve only completed a fraction of the financial moves I’m supposed to have made by now.
Labor Day is a time to recognize the hard work we all put in year-round. Why not get away for the weekend? Here are some helpful tips to save money while you relax, plus a look at Labor Day’s origins and some fun facts.
It’s not too late to squeeze in a last-minute summer getaway. Whether you’re looking for something adrenaline pumping or serene – there’s no doubt that creating a budget will help you plan. Here are seven budget-friendly tips to help you make your dollar and your fun go farther. 1. Budget first. Before you plan anything, [...]
Carrying student loan debt can make you question your life choices, stay in more often on Friday nights and promote higher levels of ice cream consumption and now there’s data to prove it.
Believe it or not, the same strategies master negotiators use to broker multi-million-dollar business deals can also net you big discounts with retailers, financial institutions, and service providers.
Scorching summer temperatures and outdoor gatherings with friends and family have people thirsting for cool, refreshing cocktails on a budget. Here are four easy ways to mix up some mouth-watering beverages without putting a strain on your wallet. Choose Your Booze Prefer vodka to gin? Stick with your preference and use the money you’d spend [...]
Lenders, potential employers or landlords aren’t the only one clamoring for access to your personal credit history. Some health care providers use it to decide whether or not patients can afford costly medical treatment. And even the federal health insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov, uses it to verify applicants’ identities.
Ready to fill this year’s backpack with all new school supplies? Check out how much the average American spends on back-to-school and get an A+ on your spending by following these easy savings tips! Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view.
A $100 spent here. A $1,000 spent there. Whether you’re planning for your wedding, buying back-to-school supplies or starting your own business, keeping track of the amount of money you spend on each transaction is difficult if you don’t really know where your money is going. Using a budget calculator for these three situations not [...]