Many of us suffer from a temporary income drop at one point or another. What we don’t consider is how long it may take to bounce back from such a situation.
Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter Rose had very different approaches when they came upon hard financial times. How would you react to financial stress?
This year, my husband and I decided we wanted to bulk up our emergency fund. We decided most of the money I make as a freelancer will go into our emergency fund and the rest of it will go into a fund to save for our son’s braces. That meant we had to use my […]
I recently had the chance to attend The Financial Hope Conference. Here’s a recap of what I learned, and resources to check out from the expert panelists.
You have likely heard of Steve and Annette Economides, otherwise fondly referred to as America’s Cheapest Family. The Economides raised five children while living on Steve’s modest income alone, and they did it without debt (save for a mortgage that they paid off within 11 years). The Economides have written three books: America’s Cheapest Family […]
If you’re not careful Christmas can end up being a disaster for your family financially. Here’s how to ensure that you have a happy, stress free holiday and a debt free new year.
My wife and I set out to develop a strategy that would allow us to “fake” a steady, predictable paycheck despite a fluctuating freelance income.
Financial advisor Clint Gautreau points out that there are 3 main areas of finance that you should talk about before tying the knot.
A recent Bankrate report indicates that electronic gift cards are probably a better choice when you are giving to members of the younger generation.
Too often people don’t save for retirement because they feel they don’t have enough to make a difference. However, if you start with a small, manageable amount and gradually increase that amount as you’re able, you’ll be amazed how quickly the money adds up.
In his new guide J.D. Roth explains why you need to make carefully calculated decisions about your finances, just as if you were your own CFO.
Being aware of where your money is going, and what it’s doing, is the first step to taking control of your finances, and getting things in order.
You Need A Budget recently announced that they are making YNAB free for college students. Here’s a step by step of how you can get the software for free.
When all the signs are telling you that you should be doing your best to get things under control, and get a fresh start, where should you begin?