Is a Zero-Based Budget Right for You?

It’s no secret that a budget is one of the best ways to set yourself up for financial success. With a traditional budget, you can see how much money you have and know exactly where your money is going. Once all this information is laid out, it’s much easier to manage your monthly bills and [...]

Teaching Teens About Money: The Basics

Teaching teens about money in the early years helps them prepare for any financial situation when they are eventually on their own. Many teens go through financial struggles that could have been avoided if they learned early on how to manage their money. Talk about the following topics with your teens so they can develop [...]

Are In-App Purchases Killing Your Budget?

While there is most likely an app for that, all these in-app purchases could be killing your budget. You will be amazed at the wide range of useful apps available for your home computer, mobile devices, tablets, and more. With so many apps available, it’s important to be selective about which apps you choose and [...]

5 Good Financial Habits to Start January 1st

Many of the things you do daily are simply a habit. Whether it's buying coffee on the way to work or a $10 lunch habit, they can potentially harm your budget. Similar to how bad financial habits can get you into trouble, good financial habits can keep you out of trouble. Implementing good monetary [...]

2021-12-16T11:11:01-04:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Rewards Credit Cards: Are They Worth It?

Just about everywhere you go someone is offering rewards credit cards. From your favorite stores, hotels, and airlines to gas stations and even amusement parks. Not to mention the countless commercials on TV promising the most cash-back or highest reward points. So how do you know if rewards credit cards are actually a good deal? [...]

4 Reasons a Holiday Loan is a Better Option This Season

If you’re like most people, you may not have money saved this year for the holidays. Likewise, you may be tempted to rely on credit cards for this year’s holiday expenses. However, this can do more damage to your finances in the long run. Not to mention, if you already have outstanding balances on [...]

Making a Budget With the 50/30/20 Method

Making a budget can often seem so complex. The more complicated it seems, the less you're inclined to make the effort. Unfortunately, you need a budget to help keep your spending in check and to ensure progress toward your short and long-term financial goals. If you’re new at creating a budget consider the simplified [...]

2021-02-24T11:32:53-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , , |

Figure Out How Much Those Shoes Actually Cost When You Make a Budget

They're only $30! If you're like most people, you probably hear yourself or your family members throwing around phrases like that all the time, but the reality is that the value of something really depends on whether or not you can afford it. This is a great tool to keep in mind when you're [...]

2021-02-18T13:53:11-04:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Saving Money|Tags: , , , |
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