Too often, people approach the concept of a budget with the rarely kept promise to start one tomorrow. While budgeting might seem like a daunting, or at the very least, monotonous task, it's ... Read More about Budgeting Tips to Help You Succeed
A generation ago, most consumers put pen to paper to track their monthly expenses. Back then, a simple math error or brief a moment of forgetfulness could wreak havoc on your check register. With ... Read More about 7 Best Budget Apps To Track Your Personal Finances
When I talk to my younger siblings, and to my younger cousins, as well as to fellow personal finance bloggers in their 20s, I notice something interesting: Most of the people I know don't reconcile ... Read More about Why I Reconcile My Accounts Each Month – And You Should Too
One of the quirks of my financial relationship with my husband was the fact that he wasn’t very interested in what was happening with our money. For the most part, he was just interested in whether ... Read More about Do You Hide Your Money from Your Spouse?
One of the best things you can do for your finances is to make mindful decisions about how you spend your money. Too often, we just spend money without stopping to think, "Should I buy it?" Just ... Read More about How to Decide if a Purchase is Worth It
For many consumers, the rise of financial apps like Mint are exciting. These types of apps make it easy to track spending, and look for patterns. However, these types of apps that automatically ... Read More about Should You Track Your Spending Manually?
Recently, I saw an article on CNN Money that looks at the stories of six people priced out of their housing markets. Many of these folks are looking in urban areas on the coasts. As you might imagine, ... Read More about Can You Afford Where You Live?
Christmas is upon us once again, and in all the fun and festivities, there’s yet another dimension that most of us don’t like to think about - stress! Let’s be honest, stress takes a lot of the fun ... Read More about Take the Stress Out of Christmas Shopping
If you have car troubles, and your car is much over five years old, you face a real dilemma. Should you repair or replace your car? The answer for each person—in each case—will be different. It will ... Read More about Car Troubles – Repair or Replace It?
We are used to thinking of splurges in negative terms. A splurge is often an unplanned purchase -- especially if that unplanned purchase is of something you don't need. With the prevailing mindset ... Read More about Could a Splurge Be a Positive Thing?