Easy Credit, Lasting Pain

Financial Danger Zone The Danger of Quick Fix Loans How Payday, Title, Pawn, and Other Expensive Loans Work When we regularly spend...

Staycation Ideas for the Whole Family

12 Tips for Creating a Staycation on a Budget Although the term, Staycation, was first coined just prior to the financial crisis of the late 2000s, the idea of staying...

Saving for a Vacation

How You Can Save Regularly to Vacation Regularly It’s happened again. You have that itch; the one that sets in about 3 months after your last vacation. You know it’ll persist becoming increasingly harder to deny unless you break your normal routine and run till...

Savings Hacks You Need to Try This Week

Money Saving Hacks That Work “Hello, my name is Todd Christensen, and, although this is a bit embarrassing, I must admit that I am a…, well, the truth is, I, uh. Hmpf, Okay, so I will just say it. I am a savings raider. Whenever I...

Make your gift memorable using an idea from this nontraditional Mother's Day gift guide

The Perfect Gift for Your Mother

A Mother's Day Gift Guide with Meaning Mothers are pretty awesome. At very least, they carried us for nine months enduring a spectrum...

Young couple calculating their domestic bills

Relationships and Money

Is Money Causing Relationship Problems? We would all have a difficult time finding someone who hasn't been affected by divorce, either their own or a family member. During the hundreds of classes my fellow financial educators and I do...

“Leveling” Our Expenses

  Make Your Expenses Predictable I regularly teach in my Budgeting (“Spending Plan”) classes that our goal should be to...