I have always had a love for the city; from the sound of roaring traffic and the crowds of people to the sense of community that comes with living in an urban environment. The cost of living downtown can be expensive, but there are some creative ways to help keep the cost of living and playing within your budget.
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.
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!
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.
Let your money work for you. Your money could be earning more money in an online high-yield savings account.
Whether you’ve thought about it or not, now is the time to save for your child’s education fund.
Should you be buying that lunch and coffee at work? Check out how these little things can add up to huge amounts over time.
So you’ve recently graduated college with a pile of debt. Take control of your finances right away and ready yourself for new financial challenges with these helpful tips.
Think you’re too young to start planning for retirement? Think again! Check out the many reasons why (and how) you should start saving now!