Try these hacks to save money this Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

Hosting Thanksgiving While on a Budget! You just received some wonderful news! It's your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner and show off your...

8 Ways Shopping Black Friday Will Cost You

Mistakes to Avoid this Black Friday As Black Friday draws closer, shoppers excitedly build lists and recruit team members for maximum deal-snagging success. Meanwhile, businesses plot ways to ensure a healthy profit margin...

Tips to afford raising children

Raising Children: Expenses to Expect

Finding Affordable Ways to Raise a Family When I decided to address this topic, I set out to get a better understanding of how...

Using the envelope system can help you better budget your money.

The Envelope System’s Basic Steps

How to Use the Envelope System to Manage Finances I'm a believer in the Envelope System to help those of us struggling to live below our means. If we're overspending by using credit and/or debit cards, we...

Top 3 Personal Finance Tips

    I’ve answered the golden question many times in my classes and presentations: “What is the number one suggestion you have for financial success?” ...

Follow these steps to take control of your life after college

Life after College: Finding Your Way

What Comes after Graduation? Surely, on the day you received your admission letter to college, you looked forward to the moment you would cross the...

11 Money Challenges to Kickstart Savings

  Boost Your Motivation to Save with These Money Challenges Let’s be honest for one moment. All things money are pretty much… the worst. If you are spending it frivolously it’s...

Dealing with the Expenses of Raising a Child

Cost of Raising a Child

How much does it cost to raise a child? As a spin-off of our infamous blog on the cost of groceries, I thought it would...

Saving or Deferred Spending?

  Make the Conscious Effort to Reserve Unspent Money for Savings I'm sure you have all had...

Carrying Credit Card Balances

Carrying Credit Card Balances I have some friends that live nearby who were looking a year or so ago at buying the home they were renting. I had the privilege of sitting down with them for a couple of hours to review their finances and their credit in hopes of helping them understand what it...