Future you will thank you.
Future you will thank you.
Overwhelmed by the thought of home ownership? 5 easy places to start.
Because no one explained how truly tight life is on an entry-level salary.
DailyWorth, one of our favorite sources of information for everything career-and-money-wise, is back! This time they’re sharing a few simple ways to save hundreds. Especially during one of the busiest and expensive times of the year, who couldn’t use a little extra pocket change?
A few weeks ago, I saved our family $792 a year with a single, 10-minute phone call. A few months earlier, another quick call saved us $833 a year. Many times, saving money requires time and energy — sometimes for very little payoff. I prefer the lazier way: quick hits that don’t take long but that reap big benefits.
Here are some small ways to save big.
Whether our time spent catching up with friends involves weekend brunches, after-work drinks, nights out, or all of the above, maintaining a social life can be expensive. In fact, it can sometimes even feel downright impossible to spend time with loved ones without spending at
They set out for a better life. They trudged through the plains and Rockies with an ax over their shoulder or metal pans in their hands. They climbed the California Mountains and sloshed in her rivers, hoping that one day their hard work would be
One of my favorite times of the month is when my husband and I sit down with hot tea and our bills. We lay everything out on the table, papers everywhere and Earl Grey in our nostrils, and then organize our financial structure for the
It’s a slow, creeping feeling -- one that starts in the back of your mind and slowly moves to the front. It’s not noticeable right away. And usually, by the time we realize what’s actually going on, it has consumed us. It always revolves around money.
Black Friday has become an annual tradition of sorts for many people, myself included. When I think of this day, not only do I recall buying and purchasing amazing deals but I’m also reminded that it’s something that I look forward to every year. Retailers
The word “budget” conjures a myriad of thoughts of feelings. For me, the idea of financial limitation is often a source of great frustration and feelings of inadequacy. I admit that financial matters are often an easy venue for comparison that leads to an insatiable
Debt is a hot topic of conversation these days, mostly because so many of us are in it. But there is nothing more freeing than releasing ourselves from debt, even if it means scrimping, saving, and keeping a little less money in our bank accounts
This is continued from Values-Based Budgeting: Identifying and Defining Goals and Values… Start with your values and goals. In a fresh new document, list your three values. Below each value, list 3 potential actionable goals. These can be a mix of things you already do, and
This is continued from Values-Based Budgeting: Budgeting Basics… You should have a pretty good idea of what you have spent for the past month. Don’t stress yet! Now that we have the numbers, this is where we going gets a little bit tougher. Take a critical look
Money can be easily spent and easily forgotten. A numbers-based budget does not give back to your life unless you are in need of some eye-glazing reading material to get you to sleep. Combining your budget with your life values and goals creates a budget
Darling believes in value, in appreciating and utilizing the small and big things that are given to us within our lives. We are to be faithful in the small things so as to practice for the larger opportunities in our future--taking care of the things
The Economy. Many of us have heard and used these two words frequently during recent times. These words have now drawn our attention to the stock market--as it bounces up and down like a lotto ball--and caused us to pay special attention to our bank
When my husband and I realized we were up to $10,000 in debt on our credit cards, we freaked. Why we hadn’t been upset at three or five thousand, I don’t know. Regardless, we felt like we were drowning. We owed. Lots. So we took
She walks with a slight hop in her step, shoulder blades back, concentrated. A nutrition bar in her purse in the case of no lunch break, she truly, “has it all together.” Some women stand out in grade school as future CEOs. You find them telling
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I’ve always had an easy time making a budget that looks amazing on paper, but always fails time and again. Making a budget work in the real world is harder than it seems. This has been my story for years: high hopes, low results. I’ve