This weekend we’re celebrating Labor Day, which means the government’s celebrating your hard work by giving you the day off. While long weekends are great, if you don’t take a moment to unwind they don’t do you much good. Make your holiday count by taking in one last breath of summer to recharge your batteries, [...]
Soon after my husband and I found out we were expecting, I drew up a list of "must-have" baby items — ranging from a car seat and stroller to baby sunscreen. At the time, I thought I was being selective. But when I added everything up, I was shocked: It would cost us nearly $2,000 to purchase the items on my list — and I hadn’t even included diapers and baby clothes, apart from a few basics.
If you haven’t taken a cruise lately, you might be surprised by the variety of offerings now available. No longer are cruises the sole province of greasy buffets, cheesy dance contests and screaming kids – some of the newer ships are downright luxurious, offering five star dining created by celebrity chefs and onboard activities to [...]
Summer is just winding down, but I’ve already seen holiday countdowns on the Internet. It may seem crazy early, but retailers are already prepping for holiday shopping season. And if you have your finances’ best interests in mind, maybe you should be, too.
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.