Budgeting

Try Our Monthly Budget Calculator!
April 2, 2014

Try Our Monthly Budget Calculator!

If you’re in debt or trying to stay out of debt, a budget can help you allocate your expenses so that you never spend more than you have. With a budget, you can find the total of all your expected expenses for a given period of time (usually a month), and then compare that amount against your expected income. The less you spend, [ ... ]

by Briana Fabbri
Contributing to Charity: What Do You Need to Know?
February 24, 2014

Contributing to Charity: What Do You Need to Know?

Although the holidays are over, you probably received plenty of emails and flyers asking for contributions to a variety of charities. If you live in a major city, you probably encounter nonprofit workers asking for donations all the time. Although you might feel the desire to give back to these deserving organizations, it’s not a […]

by Briana Fabbri
The Benefits of Planning Your Spring Break Getaway Early
January 29, 2014

The Benefits of Planning Your Spring Break Getaway Early

The early bird gets the worm, but can the same be said for travelers wanting to take a spring break vacation? If your family is planning to get away this spring, but also hoping to avoid the beaches full of college students, how should you schedule your plans? We asked Mark Kahler, About.com’s Budget Travel […]

by Briana Fabbri
Preparing Financially for Emergency Repairs
January 8, 2014

Preparing Financially for Emergency Repairs

With a new year come new opportunities to get on the right financial track. Unfortunately, the new year also comes with a new list of challenges. In this case, the best offense is good defense  —  and what better defense can you establish than creating an emergency fund to help prepare you financially for all of […]

by Briana Fabbri
Hosting Holiday Parties Without Blowing Your Budget
December 20, 2013

Hosting Holiday Parties Without Blowing Your Budget

Holiday parties are arguably the best part of the holiday season, but if you’re the host, their costs can quickly add up. Expensive entrees, new decorations and failing to delegate responsibilities can all result in big bills in the New Year. How can you keep up the festivities without the cost? We asked party planners, […]

by Briana Fabbri
Holiday Traveling On A Budget
December 16, 2013

Holiday Traveling On A Budget

In addition to being stressful, traveling during the holidays can also be quite pricey. Whether it’s by plane, train or car, getting to your holiday destination can result in expensive ticket purchases, gas bills and hotel accommodations. In order to help you get the biggest bang for your holiday buck, we spoke with experts and […]

by Briana Fabbri
Keeping Costs Down When You Have Holiday Guests
December 11, 2013

Keeping Costs Down When You Have Holiday Guests

Along with the holidays come the holiday guests and, unfortunately, all of the costs associated with them. Although it’s the season to entertain and dip in to your bank account, it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank hosting your friends and family. We sought advice from three experts to see how we can […]

by Briana Fabbri
10 Ways to Budget Responsibly During the Holidays
December 6, 2013

10 Ways to Budget Responsibly During the Holidays

Unfortunately, it’s very easy for us to exceed our budgets during the holiday season. Experts predict consumers will spend $302 over Thanksgiving weekend and $700 on holiday shopping alone. Add in unexpected travel, meal and party plans, and it isn’t hard to see how the holidays can put a serious dent in even the most […]

by Briana Fabbri
10 Budget-Concious Ways to Stay Trim in Winter Months
December 4, 2013

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Stay Trim in Winter Months

The weather turns cold, the sun disappears, and your motivation to exercise starts to fade. It can be difficult to maintain your weight during the winter, especially when those holiday meals are in sight. If a gym membership just doesn’t fit into your monthly budget, we’ve got 10 budget-friendly tips to help you stay trim […]

by Briana Fabbri
How Much Does The Average American Spend on Holiday Shopping?
November 29, 2013

How Much Does The Average American Spend on Holiday Shopping?

  Even with Cyber Monday and Black Friday sales, it is still very easy to spend more than you intended during the holiday season. In fact, getting a great deal on one gift item could encourage you to spend extra on another item. So, how much does the average American actually spend on holiday shopping? […]

by Briana Fabbri

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