So, you’ve graduated from college and now you’re about to strike out on your own. Entering the real world can be challenging and overwhelming, especially when it comes to navigating your finances. The way you handle your money during the first few years after you graduate will determine your financial habits.
As a parent, you play a vital role in helping to shape your teenager’s financial behaviors. Whether your teen is starting her first job or she’s just starting to think about her fiscal future, you should take the time to show her the ropes. Here are some tips to help your teen better understand and manage money.
Paying off your debt and saving for retirement are two, very big priorities in your financial life. Unfortunately, many of us have a difficult time choosing which one is more important. However, if you’ve been wrestling with the choice, the good news is that you don’t have to. It is possible to save for retirement and get rid of debt at the same time with some good money management.
The holidays sneak up on us fast. If you wait until the last minute these tasks can be overwhelming. On top of that, the holidays can be expensive.
Who hasn’t gone off-budget once or twice in their lives? It can happen for a variety of reasons – from unexpected medical expenses to overspending on a vacation, to sudden unemployment, to simple carelessness. A busted budget can truly happen to anyone. But if it does happen to you, it’s important to get it back on track before the impact causes you serious money problems.
For many families, it may seem impossible to take a vacation, given mortgages, responsibilities, and logistics. But you can travel affordably with your loved ones if you take the time to do a little research and plan. Here are five tips to help you enjoy a family adventure this summer on a budget.
Your summer adventures are almost at an end and that means it’s time to get back on track. August is a good month to check up on your financial well-being. Here are five items that should be on your financial to-do list.
If you’re looking to save money for something special, you need to have a plan. People who set a money saving goal tend to save a lot faster than those who just wing it. Here are some tips to help you realize your next savings goal.
Spring and cleaning go hand-in-hand. Along with going through your house and getting rid of old clothes and other items you don’t need anymore, it’s also the perfect time to take a look at your finances and get them in order. Take the opportunity to free yourself of money messes and start fresh for the future
The holidays are a time of joy and fun, but shopping for them may not be. To help alleviate the stress of gifting this season, try creating a holiday spending plan. Here are some tips that can help.