Budget

Buying in Bulk: Worth It, Or Not?

If you’re serious about saving a buck here and there, you’ve probably heard about the magic of bulk buying. Unfortunately, bulk buying is also an easy way to lose money if you don’t purchase your items strategically.

Posted on October 10, 2018

How to Furnish Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Furniture can be affordable if you know where to look. That’s good news, since the average renter spends $8,176 furnishing their apartment and homeowners spend even more. The following tips can help you slash your furniture spending by hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Posted on October 10, 2018

5 Signs You Are Financially Ready to Start a Family

While there is no one-size-fits-all answer – and you might never feel truly prepared – these five signs could indicate you are financially ready for a family.

Posted on August 10, 2018

5 Sites for Finding Summer Travel Deals

If you’re new to navigating the plethora of travel search engines out there, it can seem a little daunting. Rather than paying more than you need to, check out these five sites that offer great travel deals.

Posted on May 18, 2018

Saving for Your Dream Vehicle

There are very reasonable adjustments you can make to your saving and spending habits that can help you afford your dream vehicle. What’s more, these strategies can be applied to other big-ticket item purchases you want to make in the future.

Posted on April 5, 2018

How to Invest Smarter, Not Harder

Consider these investment tips to ensure the money you work hard for is also working hard for you.

Posted on April 5, 2018

How to Merge Money Matters After Tying the Knot

The marriage process doesn’t end when you cut the cake or make the toast, though. Married couples should take the time to marry their finances as well.

Posted on March 1, 2018

How to Have Fun on a No-Spend Weekend

During a “No-Spend Weekend,” the challenge is simple: avoid spending any money and see just how much fun you can still have on a limited budget.

Posted on March 1, 2018

Tips for Managing Spending

Managing spending and keeping up with your budget can be difficult tasks, but there are ways to make it easier to manage your spending, reach your financial goals and improve your financial well-being.

Posted on November 28, 2017

Are You and Your Future Spouse on the Same Page About Finances?

The most stereotypical, pre-marriage conversation that can make or break a relationship is generally about children. A conversation many couples unfortunately neglect is one regarding financial goals, which is too bad considering money can be one of the most contentious aspects of marriage. A study performed by Utah State University found couples who argued about finances at least once a week were more than 30 percent more likely to divorce.1 Their survey examined a variety of indicators to determine which aspects of marital discord were the most reliable forecaster for divorce. Of all the potential disputes analyzed–ranging from sex and quality time spent together to in-laws and household chores–disagreements about finances turned out to be the most accurate signal that divorce was a likely outcome.

Posted on October 24, 2017