It’s no secret that one of the happiest times of the year also has a reputation for being one of the most expensive times of the year. If you’ve ever hosted Thanksgiving, you know better than anyone that it doesn’t take long for your grocery shopping bill to get out of hand if not planned for carefully.
As a parent, you know better than anyone that every dollar counts. Money trees don't exist, but the cost of raising children is enough to make you wish that you had a dozen. Whether you have a small family or a large clan, making even the smallest adjustments can result in huge payoffs in the long run.
Study after study shows that the earlier we introduce our children to certain topics about money, the more likely they are to make smart financial choices as adults. Many parents choose to give their children a modest amount of money, or an allowance, to help them learn about managing their own finances.
Summer is in full swing and the vacation countdown is on! While summer travel is a great experience for families, it can also be a source of overspending. It’s important to remember every little thing adds up when it comes to spending.
Are you thinking about settling down and buying your first home? Congratulations! And, you’ve come to the right place. The process can be overwhelming for first-time home buyers, but we’re here to help you get organized.
Babies are a big step! How do you prepare yourself and your family financially? It’s never too early, but the ideal time to start planning for a new addition to your family is somewhere between a positive pregnancy test and posting the perfect announcement on social media.
If you’ve set out to improve your financial health this year, you’re in the right place. A key factor to good financial health is a robust savings plan. But, where do you start? What is most important? Start by examining your personal or family goals and align your savings strategy from there.
It’s true, the best way to save money for holiday shopping is to plan ahead. But, it’s not the only way. We get it, we have very busy lives. The good news is that you don't have to blow the budget, or worse go into debt, just because you procrastinated. You just need to adjust your budgeting strategy. These tips will help you.
Thinking about a down payment can put a damper on your quest to live the American Dream and purchase your first home. The average down payment for a home is around 20% of the total cost. To some, that seems like quite a bit of money to have in one place (hopefully your bank account), at one time. But, determining how much you’re going to need is the first step to getting there. The next step is to determine your time frame. How soon are you looking to purchase? Next up, stop panicking. Here are few ways you can save money for a down payment.