Much like the trees shed their leaves this time of year, it may be time for individuals to do some shedding as well — of the financial nature. Autumn is the perfect time to follow the trees’ lead and strip ourselves of those unnecessary expenses we’ve piled up during summer.
The uncertain times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn have made many of us turn our attention (and worry) towards our finances. Before the pandemic, we may have felt confident in our financial well-being and our ability to retire one day.
If you’re like many parents, the stay-at-home orders in light of the Coronavirus pandemic forced you into a new role: homeschool teacher. With many jobs switching to work-from-home and schools switching to at-home, online learning, parents were forced to take on the role of teacher to help their kids learn through that challenging transition.
Splurging on delicious treats is one of life’s many pleasures. And sure, the occasional frozen yogurt here and Chipotle takeout there won’t make much of a dent in your wallet. However, with the average American household spending $7,203 a year on food, it does make you wonder where corners can be cut.
Your home is your most important possession, and it is understandable that you want to implement effective security features to ward off any potential trespassers. Fortunately, there are several inexpensive ways to make your home more secure.Continue reading
It’s easy for your utility expenses to creep up on you. Not only do they vary seasonally, but it can be easy to overlook how often you use some of the appliances in your home.Continue reading
Purchasing gifts for the holidays has long been the bane of many living on a budget, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy watching loved ones opening gifts without going into massive debt.Continue reading
There is always so much to look forward to on Thanksgiving Day, from having friends and family over for dinner to playing games together and catching up on good times — and maybe even watching a little football.Continue reading
Childhood is made up of many activities, memories, and special moments. Many of these activities are some we are begrudgingly forced into like school or a doctor’s visit. But the ones we look back on fondly are those that brought us great joy, taught us a skill, or made us stronger.Continue reading
Unfortunately, doing things the healthy way often also means doing things the more expensive way. However, there are still several ways that you can experience health on a budget and reduce how much you’re spending on these types of expenses.Continue reading