Have you ever had a certain amount for groceries in your budget and at the end of the month realized you went over your budgeted amount? Maybe it wasn’t groceries for you. Maybe it was something else. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy method to track your spending that did not require a
Vacation season is in full swing. Taking a vacation can be very relaxing and build long lasting memories for the family. Even when the budget is tight, taking time away from regular life is rejuvenating and worth the time. However, if you are not careful, going on vacation can be very expensive.
This Sunday will be the annual Father’s Day holiday (which originally started in 1910). You may or may not care when Father’s Day started, but most people want to give their father something awesome for Father’s Day. The question is how do you get your awesome dad a gift when your budget is tight?
Handling emergencies when the going gets tough. You have made the decision to grow up financially and do things right this time. However, some unexpected events have happened and you do not have enough to cover the bill. Whether you are just starting to take control of your money or have been
Last week my wife and I purchased a vehicle in Des Moines, Iowa. Soon after we bought it, I began to think through the steps we took during this process. Here are seven steps you can take that will save you money the next time you are purchase a vehicle.
A story about sticking to a budget and using cash On Saturday, our family went to Hickory Park in Ames, Iowa to take one of our daughters out for her birthday. It was a perfect cloudy day for eating out. Our daughter was full of excitement knowing that this treat was for her birthday and she
Have you ever received extra money (like a tax refund, bonus, raise, etc), spent it and then wondered where it went? This can be an extremely frustrating experience (one that seems to be in an endless loop). Is there any hope of ever conquering this problem?
How would you like to go from your budget being a disaster to having $800 left over for the month? It would be easy to say that would be an awesome place to be. You may be thinking, is this really possible? The good news is that it is possible. Read about how this worked for one young family.