With the holiday season comes a rush of holiday parties, and no one would blame you for joining in on the fun and hosting a party of your own. However, if you’re like me, your party vision far outweighs your party budget. A distinct lack of funds doesn’t have to mean a lack of parties! If your friends and family have a sense of fun, consider throwing one of these alternatives to your average fancy holiday bash.
The Big Apple, Gotham, The City That Never Sleeps – whatever you call it, New York City is a place that everyone should visit at some point in their life. The trouble is that visiting New York City can potentially put a damper on your bank account. I recently visited a few friends and family in Brooklyn and actually managed to come out under budget. It’s possible to eat, drink, explore and shop in New York for a reasonable price, so follow this guide for my best tips.
Some Michiganders aren't impressed after three giant retailers announced that for the first time, they would open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to stay competitive during tough economic times.
My first time leasing a car was a bad experience, although I learned valuable lessons that helped me when it came time to lease again. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you’re considering leasing a car, take a look at the pointers I have before you make any decisions.
For many young Americans, turning thirty represents a huge milestone; as people begin to live longer, the time that we’re “allowed” by society to remain footloose and fancy free has begun to extend well into our twenties. But alas, this prolonged adolescence can’t last forever. As we Millennials begin to approach age thirty, the pressure to get our lives in order starts to get dialed up. So if your days as a twenty-something are numbered, seriously think about taking these three important financial steps as soon as you can.
Now that the National Football League (NFL) season is officially underway, fans have tough decisions to make. Between tickets, parking, concessions and anything else associated with going to a football game, it’s expensive. What is the true costs associated with attending a game for a family of four? Read ahead to find out!
Before your house hunting adventure begins, get your finances in order. Here are the steps prospective homeowners should take to get their finances organized before making one of life's biggest commitments.
The old rule for spending on an engagement ring was at least two or three months’ salary, which can overtake the amount spent on rent. Because most couples plan to buy a house after marriage, is there enough room in the bank for both? Rings and houses are considered investments, but knowing your options can help you draw your bottom line.
With the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos scheduled to kick off the NFL regular season Thursday night (8:30 p.m. ET, NBC), fantasy football season is a day away from starting. If you're in charge of hosting the draft party, here are some tips for you!
In our last column, we time-traveled back to childhood to identify early lessons about the meanings of money and material things, and we looked at connections between those lessons and the way we handle money as adults. If you see such links, and you're not happy with their effects on your current financial life, it's time to make the move from self-exploration to self-change.