single person household budget

How to Save More Money Every Month When You Live Alone

If you were one of roughly 36 million American single-person households in 2018, you might have trouble saving money each month without roommates or family sharing boarding costs.1 Other than food, housing is typically the most expensive fixed cost of a budget. If you try to live on the 50-30-20 […]

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Oldest Town in Every US State

The Oldest Town in Every US State

The United States of America may rest on ancient land, but as a nation it is a mere baby: the country’s oldest continuously-occupied settlement, St. Augustine in Florida, celebrated its 450th birthday as recently as 2015. The towns that sprung up in St. Augustine’s wake have something to say about […]

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obsessing over mistakes

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes

Worrying is natural. In fact, worry is an evolutionary tendency, since learning from your mistakes helps you not make them again. It’s how children learn not to touch hot things – and how our ancestors learned not to pet the crocodiles! But when contemplating or worrying about your mistakes becomes […]

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if US states were films

If 6 US States Were Films

Did you know that every state in the USA has its own slogan? Not just some Latin motto – though they do have those, too. A modern slogan, like a movie tagline, is intended to entice excitable tourists to pick one state’s unique offering over all the others available at […]

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How to Create a Budget Worksheet in Google Sheets

Looking for a better way to track your budget but can’t seem to find one that matches all your needs? It may just be the most challenging part of getting your finances on track. Budgets are not one size fits all, and if your budget tracker doesn’t fit your spending […]

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