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.

Weekly Edition of the Best Articles On the Web (4/17/2015)

What to do if you can’t pay your taxes: It’s that time of the year again. Taxes are due to Uncle Sam. It’s something we dread every year. Philip Taylor from PTMoney tells you what to do if you can’t pay your taxes this year. If you cannot pay all or part of your taxes then send what you can but always file…

Here’s How Online Poker Changed How I View Money

I was introduced to poker back in 2007 while I was in college (back when it was legal).  It started from a friendly $5 buy in and quickly climbed up to $500 sit-ins.  The sound of shuffling poker chips were music to my ears. Learning how to play poker definitely changed how I view money. I was your typical broke…

How to Find the Best Student Loan Consolidation Rates

Student loan consolidation isn’t a one size fits all kind of deal. This, I discovered when I first started looking into the options out there (and trust me, you’ll see there are a lot of options). What I quickly learned was that as with any other type of loan, consolidation terms change depending on the company and if/how you match…

Topics We’re Talking About: Banishing Scary Costs

Hello happy people! It’s Friday and this week – in honor of Halloween – we’re talking about frightening costs. More specifically, how to budget for and avoid them. PS boo! I have to admit, I had a lot fun with this post. My mind splashed around in a pool of Halloween puns and references. I scoured the web for creative,…

Should You Have a Wedding When You’re In Debt?

Truth be told I’ve never been much of a wedding-minded girl. The closest thing I’ve come to planning a wedding was penning the vows for the Esmeralda/Quasimodo ceremony. Those would be used for my neighbor’s pet guinea pigs, by the way. Though a beautiful and budget friendly affair (turns out rodents don’t require much when they say “I do”), it…

17 All-Star Bloggers Share Their Best Fall Budgeting Tips

Fall is finally here, and the holidays are right around the corner. For many, this time of year is ideal. The air feels crisp and fresh, the leaves on the trees put on a gorgeous display, and warm spiced drinks take over as beverages of choice. But there’s a dark side to autumn and the impending holiday season. With parties,…

The Secret To Saving? Share-economy (Plus 4 Other Tips)

The success principles of personal finance are pretty simple: spend less and save more. Doing so will help you live within your means and grow your wealth. Knowing this and putting the ideas into action, however, are two different things. It’s not hard to understand that we need to save, but it can be a challenge to make it happen…