According to a recent report, the average American is spending an additional $717/month due to inflation. That is $8,604 per year! OUCH!! Now more than ever is the time to gain control of your finances. Here’s the good news…it is not too late to do something about this. Below are four quick tips to
As we are drawing near to the end of another year ask yourself this question, “Did I accomplish everything I set out to accomplish this year?” If you achieved your goals great job and congratulations! If on the other hand that was not you, here is how you can make sure next year has a different
As I am writing this, the first snow of the winter is falling. Next week is Thanksgiving and then all of our attention will be on the biggest holiday of the year…Christmas. For many households, Christmas is becoming more bah-hum bug because of the commercialization of Christmas. We want to help
Why saving now will help you reduce stress and spend less. After reading this title you may have just double checked your calendar because why would I write about back to school shopping in June? As we all know waiting until the last minute rarely is a good move and that is no different with
Jon & Patti were living the “American Dream”, as a married couple with four wonderful children, they owned a two story house with the white picket fence and of course… the dog. As successful business owners they were able to create the lifestyle that most people dream of having. On the outside
Whether you are new to budgeting or you have been budgeting for a while, there may be a few things you are not adding to your budget. Leaving out any area from your budget will cause frustration with your overall plan. So what are some of the commonly overlooked items in your budget?
Benjamin and Crystal are living proof that you do not have to live paycheck to paycheck. Multiple studies site that 70-80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Benjamin and Crystal were no different. However, they made a decision that life is too short to stay this way and the
With a good steady income and no debt, my wife and I felt we didn't really need assistance with a budget. But we were wrong. We'd spent well over a year trying to "keep a closer eye" on our budget. We used Mint for the longest time and always got discouraged at the amount of time it took to