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.
Financial adulthood. It’s a term that’s been circulating the internet for a while now. But what does it mean? What does it mean to be an adult in the financial sense? And how has our definition of financial adulthood changed from one generation to the next?
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.
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 There’s a lot of outdated advice in the world of personal finance — things your grandparents believed that maybe don’t apply so much anymore.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
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
One sport that has plenty of analogies for personal finance is football. You might wonder what football and finance have in common, but there is plenty of overlap between the two. By keeping these ideas in mind, you’ll be more likely to succeed financially.Continue reading
If you have a habit of wondering where your money went shortly after you’ve been paid, you may be falling victim to destructive spending habits. The good news is that there are ways to become a more mindful spender.Continue reading