How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

How much is a wedding in the US? We break down average engagement ring costs, venue fees, entertainment expenses, and more so you can prepare for your big day. Continue reading

Budgeting Tools for New Small Business Owners

Budgeting for your new small business is much the same as budgeting in your personal life in some respects, but there’s one big difference: The income factor in your personal budget is usually somewhat fixed. Your business income can be limitless, on the other hand, or at least that’s your goal when you start out. Making and maintaining a good business budget helps you control costs and invest in... Continue reading

Finance for Couples: How to Create a Joint Budget

Marriage is all about partnership and unity, and that applies to your finances too. When you work together to lay out a joint budget that addresses bills, spending and savings, it could even make your relationship stronger. Continue reading
Are You Ready to Adult? The College Student's Personal Finance Preparedness Guide

Are You Ready to Adult? The College Student's Personal Finance Preparedness Guide

You've got the applications filled out and you have a list of your favorite schools — but what about your financial plan? While it’s easy for money management to slip your mind, planning for college financial management now can save you money-related stress later (like, during finals). Get these essentials covered and you'll be in good shape to ace your budgeting all year. Continue reading

How to Save Money and Budget When Expanding Your Business

Every business expansion has its own challenges, but knowing how to plan for the unexpected can save you thousands and even keep your business afloat during the transition. Consider these pointers. Continue reading
Best Long-Term Budgeting Tools to Plan for Retirement

Best Long-Term Budgeting Tools to Plan for Retirement

Using the right budgeting software not only helps you reach your retirement savings goals, it can also ensure you manage your money well through the three phases of retirement. Continue reading

How Much Money Do You Need To Buy A House?

You’ve been diligently saving, and that savings account you’ve amassed looks pretty healthy. Now you’re ready to take the plunge and buy your own home. But have you considered all the items you’re going to need cash for between now and closing the deal? Are you sure you have enough?   Earnest Money Deposit   Earnest money is pretty much what it sounds like — cash placed on the table at the... Continue reading

Budgeting Tools For Managing A Property Management Business

Getting into property management can be a complicated business. But you can make the work a lot easier with the right tools, says financial expert Sean Stein Smith, CPA, member of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission and CGMA of Bergenfield, New Jersey. Continue reading

How Financial Software Can Help Fuel Your Next Vacation

You work hard for your money and you deserve to play hard, too. But it can be tough to find the funds for your dream vacation if travel costs only cross your mind when you’re daydreaming of a getaway. The solution: build travel into your budget so you can accumulate a travel nest egg that’ll get you where you want to go. Here’s how. Continue reading

How to Have a Big Wedding for a Small Price

It's easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of planning a wedding. But budgeting in advance is key for truly enjoying your big day, and it helps you avoid the stress of a large bill after the festivities are over. Use these tips for the wedding of your dreams — you might even save some money along the way. Continue reading