We talk all the time about how we can save money on here. We seldom discuss how to spend it to make our lives easier. That's about to change. Going into the new year, self-care is going to be a major factor in my life. I already have a gym membership that has been well worth the money, but what else? This year I am going to be paying for peace of mind. Here's how I am going to do it and how much I'll spend:
This seems like a budget killer, Read more [...]
Christmas is just four days away. I know some of you are still shopping for the perfect gifts. There are many types of gifts to consider at many diffrent price points. But some of you may be wondering whether or not you should splurge on expensive gifts. If that's a question in your mind, keep reading.
Are You Financially Strapped?
When deciding what to buy, consult your bank account. If you are financially strapped, splurging on expensive Christmas Read more [...]
Christmas is a little over a week away. I’m excited, just like everyone else I know. And while we’re celebrating with Christmas cheer, a new year is also about to be among us. With every new year, we should be establishing new goals and a new outlook for the upcoming year. If you're having a hard time deciding on new goals for a new year, here are a few to consider.
Money is important whether we like to think it is or not. It doesn’t Read more [...]
Are you in debt? Have you experienced some financial hardships lately that got you down, but you’re on the right track to getting there? Are you also expecting a windfall? If you are, here are a few things that you should and shouldn’t do when getting a windfall while In debt.
There are a lot of people with the mindset that when they get money, they should spend it. It’s a common thing to do, Read more [...]
Children are smart. They are exposed to more and more things that we did not worry about as children. One of those things is finances. It is more important than ever for a child to have a good financial mindset by the time they exit high school and enter college. The more financially savvy they are, the less of a chance they will incur large amounts of debt and the more likely they are to lead a more financially secure life. Here are a few financial topics that should be covered in school to help Read more [...]
Finances like politics aren’t usually a great topic of conversation during the holidays. But if you are a person who likes to rock the boat a little bit and talk about taboo subjects, here are a few financial topics for the holidays that you can bring up that will elicit a positive response and healthy conversation.
One thing that you can discuss is wins! Who doesn’t like to celebrate themselves or others? Discussing wins is a great Read more [...]
We have several more holidays that are up and coming. Next week is Thanksgiving, Christmas is in a month, and then there’s New Year’s. All these holidays bring families together to share experiences, gifts, and each other’s company. The holidays also mean spending a lot of money. If you’re trying to combat how much money you’re spending, and find alternative methods for doing so, follow along for financial tips for the holidays.
Maintaining Read more [...]
Today people are more environmentally conscious than they were 10, 20, or even 30 years ago. Many companies are keeping track of their carbon footprint and offering more environmentally friendly packaging, services, and products. It’s a way for them and us to help preserve our environment. It’s not just a trend. For some, it is a lifestyle. And while people are moving to buy reusable bottles and ditching paper bags, what about finances? If you’re trying to figure out ways to make sure you practice Read more [...]
Thanksgiving is only three weeks away, and I know you guys are not ready. I have just settled on my menu, but I have absolutely nothing in my fridge. Shopping for the holidays can get expensive, so I know you all are looking for Thanksgiving meal deals. And lucky for you lots of stores are prepared. If you follow along, you’ll learn which stores are rolling back with these thanksgiving savings.
Aldi’s was all over the news a few days ago. Read more [...]
The financial markets are all over the place. If you’re looking for a house, the mortgage rates just went to 7.5%. Ouch! Along with that, interest rates are going up all over the place on certain assets. With that being said, there is some good news for savers. If you are a saver and want to make the biggest bang back on your investments and savings, here are some places you should be saving your money right now.
I-bonds are a safe bet against Read more [...]