Americans are lousy at saving money. Like eating vegetables and exercising, saving money is a habit that too many of us don’t follow. The good news is that you don’t have to let your mind play tricks on you. Here’s how.
Increase your happiness with 5 ways to save and pay for your vacation ahead of time.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some money in the bank? An emergency fund relieves stress by allowing you to handle life’s curve balls as they happen. A small savings account feels great and is the perfect motivator to grow your savings even more. Unfortunately, millions of Americans don’t have enough stashed away to get
What do you think when I say the word “budget”? Do you roll your eyes? Cringe? I want to help you see your budget in a new light. A budget is freedom. It’s the path to getting what’s most important to you. Most of us wouldn’t consciously trade in a home or the opportunity to
Saving money can be tough, but having savings is essential to financial health. You can start building your savings lots of different ways, but do you know what to do with your savings once you have some? We’ll help you learn where it’ll do the most financial good. Why you need a savings account Your checking account
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. That’s exactly what Kelly Butler does when she wants to change her spending and eating habits for the better. Instead of trying to pull out all the stops and change everything in her life at once, she focuses on one habit at a time.
A new year is time for many people to take stock of what they want from life and make new plans. Kayla, of lifestyle blog This Little Wandering, is on the cusp of a particularly dramatic change. She and her husband, Ben, sold their house last year and renovated an old school bus. They’ll be
Regardless if you’re a college student, stay-at-home parent, or just want to save for your dream vacation, we could all use some extra cash each month. The problem? We don’t all have the time to drive for Uber or go out and a find a part-time job. Thankfully, you don’t even have to leave your
Raise your hand if you’re heavily in debt, with little savings to boot! Same here. I’m working hard to pay off $85,000 of debt while earning a less-than-stellar entry-level salary a couple of years post-graduation. It’s tough to save, to say the least! I was tired of being broke all the time, living paycheck-to-paycheck while
Your money behaviors determine many aspects of your life. Your behavior with money now will ascertain how much money you will actually have during your retirement. Money will provide you with power and influence over companies or banks where you may want to borrow on credit, and it can help you to negotiate a better