Tips to Live Within Your Means

Date: October 24, 2016 Budgets get a bad rap. Like diets, they seem designed to prevent you from indulging in life's pleasures, but if you find yourself constantly outspending your income and you fear that credit card debt is piling up, it's time to get comfortable with the idea of creating a budget.   The Benefits of Budgeting Think of budgeting as a way to take control of your money. It's... Continue reading
How to Budget Your Money With Elizabeth Warren's 50-20-30 Rule

How to Budget Your Money With Elizabeth Warren's 50-20-30 Rule

What's the best way to slice the money pie? It's a question many people struggle with, and there are lots of options are out there for how to make the cut. One formula that’s on the upswing is the 50-20-30 rule, one of the more workable plans for managing your money. Continue reading

Budgeting After an Unexpected Loss of Income

Panic is a natural reaction when your income ceases or drops drastically, through illness, job termination or any other event that results in less income. Responding quickly is not only essential to make the most of your remaining resources, but it also gives back control at a time when you may feel you have none. A focused, methodical budget plan takes the pressure off as you get over the... Continue reading

Surprising Perks to Tracking Your Finances

Closely tracking your income and spending has some obvious benefits when it comes to meeting your financial obligations and living within your means. In addition to making sure there's enough money to cover essential and discretionary spending, there are other surprising perks that reward the time and effort you put into tackling your personal finances. Continue reading

How to Trick Yourself into Saving Money

If you find it difficult to save money, you're certainly not alone. Only 48 percent of Americans have more than $1,000 in their savings accounts, and one in five Americans don't even have a savings account. Here are a few ways to trick yourself into the healthy habit of saving. Continue reading

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