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.
Spring cleaning might be a heinous thought, and it might usually apply to cleaning the house. However, everyone could do with spring cleaning their finances once in a while. Whether it be clearing some old debts, creating a few more spreadsheets or completing your tax statement, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your finances sparkling clean.
Reminders to wash our hands, to keep social distance, and to avoid sneezing and coughing in public have become an almost daily occurrence in the media. But physical health is not our only concern in the face of stock market plunges, rising unemployment, and forced business closures.
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
Among the flurry of “new year, new me” sentiments, there’s one thing that often gets overlooked: the value of tried and true. There’s a lot of outdated advice in the world of personal finance — things your grandparents believed that maybe don’t apply so much anymore. However, there are a number of old-school personal finance habits that still test true.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
Building financial stability in your 20s is a vital step toward becoming financially independent. Unfortunately, many younger people struggle with managing their finances, which leads to high amounts of debt, little savings, and no plan for success.Continue reading