Budgeting

There are few things more powerful for your finances than having a budget and sticking to it every month. It’s not always easy, but with the right steps you can make your budget work well for you. Your budget will get you on track to pay off debt and build wealth. The blog posts below are packed full of tips to help you create a budget and start saving money now.

Stop Spending on Stuff: The Case For Funding Experiences

I’ve brought this up before (perhaps more than I should) but I like to ask people a very important question upon meeting them. If you were an animal, what animal would you be? Truth be told, I’d be a squirrel. It’s not the most glamorous of animals but the comparison is pretty apt. I can be a bit… spastic. I…

Topics We’re Talking About: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Today we’re talking about one of my favorite topics in the world: food. I love making it, sharing it with others, and most of all eating it. What I don’t love so much about my food affection, however, is the budgeting aspect. I consider myself to be kind of culinarily adventurous which means I can to go a little wild with my food spending. Recipes that require a long list of ingredients don’t always come cheap. But that’s not to say you can’t eat well while on a budget! Read more

The Secret To Financial Success? Time.

Time and Money. Two things there never seems to be enough of. And now it turns out that one may be intrinsically linked to improving the other. How so? A recent study done by Magnify Money and Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo explores the relationship between financial knowledge and financial behavior. Surprisingly, the results don’t point to a higher level of…

Can Expectations Deter Your Financial Success?

Do you ever spend money before you have it? Say you have an annual bonus coming and you’ve already calculated how much it’s going to be. So you go ahead and use that money ahead of time, planning to replenish the funds when the check comes. It doesn’t even have to be literal. I know on the rare occasion when…

The 7 Best Free Travel Apps…. EVER

We live in an interesting time when it comes to leisure travel. While both luxury and budget country cruisin’ have been around for a while now, cheap travel has long taken on the persona of a young hitchhiker with a spork and a backpack. But affordable travel definitely doesn’t have to mean being at the mercy of the open road….

No More Excuses: How to Finally Start Saving on Food Expenses

Food budgeting has always been a challenge for me. It’s not so much that I can’t make a food budget… it’s that I have a hard time sticking to it. The problem is, I really like to sample new flavors. I’m always on the lookout to try new things and I’d probably drop every earned penny on tasting all that…