How to Find & Fix Your Budget Leaks

Personal Finance

How to Find & Fix Your Budget Leaks

How to Find & Fix Your Budget Leaks

Drip, drip, drip. If you have leaks in your finances, you could be wasting money and not even realize it. Even if you feel pretty on top of your finances, money could still be slipping away. It’s a good idea to review budgets, payments and financial choices every so often to look for places where… Read More

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

Personal Finance

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

Growing up is hard to do. And it’s even harder in today’s tough economy. With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult. Even if you’re living at… Read More

4 Weddings in 4 States in Under $2,200

Personal Finance

4 Weddings in 4 States in Under $2,200

4 Weddings in 4 States in Under $2,200

My husband and I received four wedding invitations for this summer, and we knew we wanted to do everything we could to attend each one. With some strategic saving, budget adjustments and frugal choices, we’ll be able to enjoy them for less than $2,200. That may not sound like a deal, but we easily could… Read More

How to Make Your First Budget

Personal Finance

How to Make Your First Budget

How to Make Your First Budget

Saving money can open the doors to financial freedom, and creating a budget makes saving that much easier. A budget gives you insight into your financial situation – where your money is coming from, where it is going, what your net worth is and where you can cut your expenses. Without a budget, your journey… Read More

How to Find More Room in Your Summer Budget

Personal Finance

How to Find More Room in Your Summer Budget

How to Find More Room in Your Summer Budget

Maybe you missed out on the New Year’s resolution craze, perhaps you skipped spring cleaning… but there’s still hope for your 2014 finances! Just as many people work to get into shape for summer, here are some tips for a summer budget makeover. Look at Where You Are The beginning numbers can be depressing, but… Read More

Are You Sabotaging Your Financial Future?

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Are You Sabotaging Your Financial Future?

Are You Sabotaging Your Financial Future?

Even the best-laid plans can go awry. Sometimes you have to step back and make sure that you are still on your way to meeting your financial goals and not actually working against them. Here are some ways you may be sabotaging your financial future without even knowing it. Waiting Until Later This first one… Read More

6 Simple Ways to Stretch Your Income

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6 Simple Ways to Stretch Your Income

6 Simple Ways to Stretch Your Income

Ever sat and thought about all the things you could do if you had more money? You’re not alone. But when it comes down to it, there’s probably very little spare change lying around. So, the first step is to figure out where you stand in terms of disposable income and make spending cuts. But deprivation… Read More

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Personal Finance

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Monthly payments make up a large chunk of people’s budgets. When things are tight, putting one of those stubborn, fixed expenses on the chopping block is sometimes the best way to give your finances flexibility. Some are non-negotiable — student loans, utilities, rent or mortgage — but others can go. Do you really need cable?… Read More

Did You Forget to Budget for These Summer Expenses?

Personal Finance

Did You Forget to Budget for These Summer Expenses?

Did You Forget to Budget for These Summer Expenses?

Summertime is supposed to be mostly carefree, and it’s easy to think you’ll be spending less money. Warm breezes, nights on the patio and watching the sun go down are free, right? And nobody’s fretting (yet) about how they’re going to pay for the holidays. Besides, after making travel reservations and buying wedding and graduation… Read More

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