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.
You’d be surprised how easy it is to save $20 a week when you make a few small changes to what you consume. Here are four tweaks you can make to your eating and drinking habits which can net you extra cash you need to pay your mortgage off more quickly!
Managing a budget is something many are not taught. But it should be! While we live in the digital world where money is swiped faster than we can pull out coins, it can seem even harder to know where our money goes. Sometimes, it feels like there is no romance with our budgets. Why not be able to do what you want and get what you deserve in return? You can, and the answer is to date your pocketbook. Put a little romance into it for the perfect “marriage.”
ince the expiration of the payroll tax holiday at the beginning of this year, most Americans have seen a 2% decrease in take-home pay. If you make $50,000 per year, your salary just got cut by $1,000. With the economy not quite at full steam yet, this decrease in available cash is probably putting a strain on many households. Read on for some helpful tips on how you can budget for the tax increase.
You would be surprised how much all the little extra stuff we buy adds up. By altering your little spending habits, you may start to save some big bucks and be able to buy your first house sooner than you think. Check out this list we’ve compiled of some ways you can change your spending habits to start saving up!