It’s 2018 and you’re resolved to make your budget stick and improve your personal finances. However, committing to that resolution and following through isn’t always easy. Here are a few simple, attainable goals to help you keep your resolution throughout the year.
The gifts we buy to put under our trees this season aren’t the only costs associated with the holidays. When January rolls around you may find that you spent a lot more than you thought. To keep your budget balanced, make sure you keep these hidden holiday costs in mind:
As the end of the year approaches, many of us will reflect on 2017 with regret for not following through with our resolutions from 2017, especially when it comes to money. Thirty-six percent of Americans made a money resolution at the beginning of 2017, according to a Fidelity Investments survey, so that’s a lot of regret! But fear not, 2018 gives us all another chance to better our financial situations. Here are 8 resolutions that can help make 2018 a great year.
When the topic of life insurance comes up, people typically discuss how families and businesses can protect their assets in the future. They don’t usually think of it being applicable to single people. But life insurance is really a long-term benefit that everyone should consider. Even if you aren’t married or don’t have kids, it doesn’t mean your death won’t have a financial impact on others in the present or is the future.
When you see a senior deal advertised, most of the time all you have to do is show a photo ID to prove your age. Sometimes you may need to take a couple minutes to fill out a free form for a store membership program. If you don’t see discounts offered, make sure to ask.
Going to college is expensive. From tuition, to room and board, to food, to textbooks, to social activities, it all adds up quickly. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money in college if you’re willing to get creative.
It’s Fall and that means kids of all ages are going back-to-school. It also means it’s time to shop for essential school supplies. Unfortunately, if they aren’t careful, parents with children in grades K-12 can easily spend hundreds of dollars.
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It’s the end of Summer and you may find yourself asking what happened to all your money. The warm season often encourages additional spending on outdoor activities, festivals and other events in your area.