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.

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When it comes to meal planning, I’ve had a lot of starts and stops. I put a calendar on my fridge with the idea that I would fill it with dinner ideas every week. I stopped updating it in February. I also worked on compiling favorite recipes into a DIY cookbook only to have it sit on the shelf collecting…

I Decorated My Apartment For Under $200, Here’s How

Cash strapped with only a few meager belongings to my name, I spent a four-month stint in one of my first apartments dreading any extended amount of time I had to spend there. Fortunately the space came fully furnished – unfortunately, I quickly convinced myself said furnishings were bug infested and couldn’t be trusted. What was my biggest takeaway from…

A Coffee Addict’s Money Saving Tips

I’ve always been told that I should kick my coffee addiction, because I could save a ton of money. For me, that advice never worked. Coffee makes me nice, productive, and happy. Without it, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t hold down a job or make friends, because I’d be grouchy all the time! Sound like you? Don’t worry! There’s still…

Get Fit Without Spending a Dime

With summer just around the corner, we’re all ready to look and feel our best. Your friends might want you to join their $20/session yoga or spin studio, or maybe you’re thinking of hiring a $70/hour trainer or joining a gym for $50/month with a $100 sign-up fee. All of these costs add up, and if you didn’t budget for…

How to Spring Clean Your Budget

A few weeks ago, as I was paying my bills for the month, I finally started tracking some changes that had slowly occurred over the past couple of months – the after-effects of lifestyle inflation. Despite lowering my fixed expenses and receiving a pay increase at the beginning of the year, my spending had crept up to that new threshold….

Dream Getaways for Under $100/night

We all dream of international destinations for our “someday” vacation, but with some savvy shopping for flights deals and affordable lodging, you can make that trip of a lifetime happen now. “Traveling on a budget” doesn’t have to mean sketchy hostels, cold showers, and uncomfortable beds. Here are 5 private accommodations for under $100/night on Airbnb that don’t sacrifice the…

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…