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.

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…

How I’m Planning to Get Ahead of Graduate School Debt

This is a guest post by Kaitlin Butler. Even though I’m not yet in grad school, I’m already “ready for zero” – like other readers of this blog, I am looking forward to being completely debt-free. In fact, I am debt-free now, but I’m considering pursuing a graduate degree in the next year or two, and if I do, I’ll be…

17 Ways to Make Your Budget Better – Starting Today

You know you need a budget, but how about a better budget? Even the most leak proof of financial plans benefit from occasional reevaluation and adjustment if necessary! And if you’re just starting out on your budget plan – well, why not make it the best budget that you can imagine? So wherever you are in your financial journey, here…