Improving Your Credit Score

How To Improve Your Credit Score This guide will help you know what a credit report and score is, how to review your credit report, tips on how you can improve your score and information regarding how...

15 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Budget

Are you finding that at the end of the month, there is no money left over to save, much less enjoy? It might be time to get creative, find hidden savings, and dial back some household expenses so you can make your budget work for you. Here are some tips to help you get started:...

Protecting Your Identity

Identity Theft Protection “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” If more consumers made this their mantra when faced with online identity concerns or financial decisions, there would be very few successful scams and rip-offs in this world. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Thanks to the Internet and quick and...

Cost of Groceries per Person per Month

I have received many, much-appreciated emails from readers and educators alike wondering about my suggestion from as far back as our 2011 budgeting presentation and a 2010 blog that households should try to spend between $75 and $125 per person per month in their household...

May is Military Appreciation Month

Reminder: May is Military Appreciation Month! In 1999, Congress designated the month of May as the National Military Appreciation Month as a gesture of providing a period of time to reflect on US Military achievements and educate new generations of the history of ...

10 Tips to Strengthening Your Credit Score

The Guiding Principle behind each of the following tips is to manage and use your credit wisely: pay your debts according to the terms you have signed and avoid excessive debt. Read through the following tips for ideas on how you can personally increase your credit score and better your overall credit standing. <p style="text-align:...

Building and Living by a Better Budget

In this article, we take an in-depth look into why maintaining a household budget is so important to the financial success of you and your family. The Myths & Realities of Household Budgeting There are a number of reasons why many of us do not create or live by a budget. Many of these reasons...

List of Children’s Books about Money

Teaching Children About Money & Personal Finance Here is a list of books that can help your child understand certain financial concepts. The books are in alphabetical order and age levels are provided for each book. If you know of any books you'd like included in this list please let us know in the comments...