No matter what is happening on the outside, your financial future is all about the basics: reduce spending, save more and know that time is on your side. If your financial house is in order, you’ll be in better shape five months AND five years from now, regardless of how things
So you’ve tied the knot, moved in together, and are excited about taking the next big step as a married unit. What about merging your finances? If you haven’t already done so, having a discussion on how to best handle your money as a couple should happen sooner than later.
Whether you’re planning a road trip this summer or just want to cut down on summer traveling expenses, follow these eleven strategies to help save money any day of the week: 1. Plan ahead. Map out your routes for the most efficient trip and use of gas. Smartphone apps like
Spring cleaning! Time to flip your mattress, dust the ceiling fans, and organize your finances. If you’re unsure where to start, here are some helpful guidelines to getting your fiscal house in order: Create a Basic Filing System Organize your important documents into easy to find folders. Sort your papers
Originally, President’s Day was established to honor the birthday of our country’s first president, George Washington. However, in recent years it’s been delegated to the day of inventory sales and great department store bargains. In honor of the people the day was founded for, we decided to take a look
Valentine’s day falls on a weekend again this year, which could mean this popular holiday night could be busier than usual. Save your cash and try one or some of these romantic gestures this year: Throw a Progressive Dinner – Get some friends together for a unique multi-home experience. Each
If you’ve been accumulating a bunch of loans with high interest rates and huge monthly payments, you may be considering consolidating your debts into a single, lower interest rate loan. This takes some of the burden off being able to afford your bills by lowering your monthly payments. >> Read
The best time to start thinking about the next holiday is when you return from the last one. This gives you enough time to put things in perspective and start saving up. Develop the discipline to save by opening a Holiday Savings Account! What are some of the benefits: 1.
1. Show them money comes from work. Rather than offering them an allowance, try setting up a commission-based system where kids get paid for the work they do. Take it a step further by having them put a percentage into their savings account and allowing them to spend a little