The most important financial rule to remember is that you must spend less than you earn. It’s a simple concept, but one that can be difficult to master – especially as the cost of living continues to ... Read More about Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – How to Break the Cycle
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According to census data, 7.5 million unmarried couples were living together in 2010. While many of the relationships between these unmarried partners do not last or lead to marriage, it is becoming ... Read More about Financial Tips for Unmarried Couples
If your debts are piling up and you are feeling overwhelmed, simply not paying your bills may seem like an easy solution. It’s certainly the path of least resistance. But not paying your bills will ... Read More about What to Expect When You Stop Paying Your Bills
When it comes to buying a house or refinancing your mortgage, there’s a tendency to push the envelope as far as you can. Most people want to borrow as much money as they can on their homes so ... Read More about What is a Good House Payment Amount for You?
Graduating from college is an enormous transition, and between final exams, job searches, graduation parties, and goodbyes, understanding the details of your student loan repayment might get lost in ... Read More about Prepare for the End of Your Student Loan Grace Period
Back in the dark ages that were 1980s, anyone who was anyone in my elementary school wore Jordache jeans. My sister and I, of course, wanted to fit in with the popular kids and begged our parents for ... Read More about The Problem with Status Spending
Earlier this year, my sister and I found ourselves unexpectedly becoming members of the “Sandwich Generation”—that is, adults who are caring for both children living at home and aging or elderly ... Read More about How the Sandwich Generation Can Stay Financially Fit – 7 Tips to Help Your Parents
When my wife and I moved into our new home a year ago, it marked the first time I had to take care of my own lawn. Before this, I had always lived in apartments, or in a townhome, both of which ... Read More about Should You Hire a Lawn Care Service?
Numbers can be powerful. And they can be fun. One thing I like to do is work backwards from an end goal. There are several benefits of doing this, one of which is to break things down into bite size ... Read More about How Much Money Do You Need? Take it One Day at a Time