In her book, The Recovering Spender, Lauren Greutman shares how her family dumped $40,000 in debt and began working together towards shared financial goals.
Judy Lawrence, in her book, The Budget Kit, seeks to demystify the budget process and help readers make a budget that works. So is this the book for you?
Studies have shown that more than two thirds of people are living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time. How can you get ahead?
We all need to buy food, and it can be an extremely expensive part of our budget. To create a successful food budget, it’s helpful to begin with the basics.
Many people have trouble getting started with their financial plans. And even after they get started, in can be extremely difficult to be consistent. That’s why it is important to take advantage of various ways to set up an automatic savings system. You’ve read about the advantages of automatic savings on this site in the […]
There are certain risks involved with putting your finances on auto-pilot. Here are a few that we’ve come up with.
When I see the word ‘quick’ in an article title, I generally think that it’s going to uncover a magical blueprint for making money fast. Quick money and instant savings are popular article topics today, but the one you’re about to read isn’t quite so popular. In fact, I’d say this topic gets ignored online […]
Life has a way of becoming hectic, and your finances can quickly get out of whack. When that happens, sometimes you need to hit the financial reset button.
“The cost of saving too little is less than the cost of saving too much.” Have you ever really thought about the cost of NOT saving? It can be pretty high. Just fill in the blank: If I fail to save for retirement I might ______________. Have to work longer than I want to Be […]
Money is interwoven into many areas of our lives. It is no wonder that ‘going the wrong way’ financially, can have a direct and negative impact on us.
One budgeting software that I’ve heard quite a bit of positive feedback about is You Need A Budget, a desktop budgeting software. Here’s my full review.
One of the best ways to be successful with a budget is to know why you failed in the first place. Here are some reasons budgets fail.
If your budget isn’t working the way that you intend it to work, then you may need to start from the ground up and build a budget beginning with the essentials.
The miscellaneous budget category can be one of the most challenging categories to manage and can turn your budget upside down if not carefully managed.