Financial Steps to Take Now For A Happy Retirement
While retirement may be decades away for you, it’s never too early to start preparing. If your plan is to live off of social security, you may find yourself struggling every month to make ends meet. Planning for retirement now can help to ensure that you have enough money... Read more
Year Round Ways to Budget For the Holidays
Between family and work events, traveling, gift exchanges and shopping, the holidays can be detrimental to your budget. However, they don’t have to be. You can’t stop the holidays from coming, but you can certainly plan for them financially. Not only will your wallet thank you, but your sanity... Read more
Top Tips For Throwing a Successful Yard Sale
Garage sales are an excellent way to clear the clutter out of your home and make a little stash of side money at the same time. While it probably won’t fund your dream trip to the Bahamas, it can help give you a little extra cash to go towards... Read more
9 Spectacular Side Gigs For Animal Lovers
When you’ve made the decision to obtain a second (or third) job in order to sustain your budget or meet savings or debt goals, why not make it something you enjoy? A fun side job can bring in extra cash and doesn’t need to make you miserable. When you look in... Read more
Tips for Joining Finances After Marriage
When you marry, you’re choosing to merge two independent lives together; this can include many aspects such as kids, homes, and finances. All of these areas require careful merging and handling in your new marriage so that they can grow and thrive – especially your finances. Merging finances with... Read more
6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Finances Now
As 2018 winds down before our eyes, now’s the time to jump on the money moves you may have previously been putting off. Don’t panic! It’s easier than you think to turn your finances around — and it won’t require that you stop spending money all together. Just like... Read more
Keys To Surviving on Unstable Income
When you have a fluctuating income and are unsure what you’ll bring home from month to month, budgeting can be challenging; However, budgeting also becomes much more important in this circumstance, as well. Trying to plan for certain spending necessities or financial goals can be difficult when you’re not... Read more
Online Bank Accounts: Pros and Cons
More and more people are increasingly using online banks as opposed to brick-and-mortar banks. With online bank accounts, you’ll conduct all of your banking via computer or smartphone. You can handle things like paying bills, transferring money, and checking your balance all without having to go anywhere – a... Read more
How to Properly Ask for a Raise
Perhaps you’ve been checking the market and see that other companies pay more for your job. Or it’s been a few years since you’ve seen a bump in pay. Asking for a well-deserved raise can be a stressful experience – one we really like to avoid. But if you... Read more
Overview of Veteran Benefits
Because you have served your country, you are eligible for a number of veterans benefits, including disability pay or pension, educational assistance, and home loan guarantees, among other benefits. It is important to be informed about your veteran’s benefits program to maximize their helpful impact upon your return from... Read more