It's wedding season! You've probably got a few dates circled on your calendar for weddings to attend this summer. It's fun and exciting, but the costs can really add up. Wondering how you can be there without wrecking your finances? These simple tips can help you enjoy a worry-free wedding season!
Love getting together with friends but worried about how much those weekly outings are costing you? You don't want to offer excuses that make you feel like a bad friend. And you don't want to get yourself into debt by keeping up with all those dinners and nights out.
You might prefer to use electronic payment options, but paper checks are still important. According to the Federal Reserve's 2013 study, 18.3 billion checks are written every year. Another study by market research firm New Heights Research showed that over half of all landlords only accept paper checks.
Many of us shop with cards instead of cash these days, and online shopping makes it easy to buy anything from groceries to furniture without leaving your home. Unfortunately, the Internet also makes it easy for crooks from all over the world to steal your identity and help themselves to your bank account without your realizing it. Don't let this happen to you! When you shop, be careful with your debit and credit cards.
Your 20s are an exciting time, and you should enjoy them to the fullest. You probably have lots of people offering advice on some of your life choices, especially your finances.
"Do you have any savings?" It's a big question, with equally big implications for your financial future. Whether you're putting money away for a dream vacation, a new car, or an emergency fund that you can rely on in case of a job loss or other unexpected expense, saving now can (literally) pay off big dividends later.
Today's world does not encourage responsible stewardship--media and the marketplace teach kids that instant gratification is not just desirable, but necessary. How can we instill a more responsible attitude towards money in our children?
Whether it's your first time buying a vehicle or you're looking to replace your current ride, doing some pre-purchase homework is essential. Here are a few tips to help you get the most car for your money.
Christmas always seems to arrive sooner than you think. Whether you have a lot of shopping to do or you only buy for a few close family and friends, planning ahead and smart shopping can save you big money!
Didn't plan far enough ahead this Christmas? Or do you have some surprise guests coming over? We've got some great last-minute Christmas gift ideas that will fill stockings without emptying your wallet...or your emergency fund.