Teaching kids about money doesn’t have to be a difficult task if you simply build the process into your normal day-to-day activities. You can start the process with children as young as two years old. Here is an age-by-age guide to teaching money milestones to kids.Read More
August is here and you know what that means. It’s time for parents to start seeking out savings on back to school clothing, supplies, etc. We’ve compiled ten back to school tips to help you save time and money, and ease your family’s back to school stress.Read More
According to a 2015 survey from T. Rowe Price, a more appropriate term for millennials might actually be “the Money-Conscious Generation.” Apparently, the 18- to 34-year-old set is better about tracking their spending and sticking to a budget than Baby Boomers. Here are 10 great financial blogs to help millennials increase their financial literacy, reduce their debt, and prepare for retirement.Read More
Are you seeking ways to tame party expenses while also continuing to create unique ways to celebrate your children? Here are some creative alternatives to celebrating a child’s special day while also spending your dollars in a more meaningful way.Read More
According to the National Retail Federation holiday shoppers plan to spend an average $463 on family members, up from $458 last year and the highest in survey history. Your family doesn’t have to break the bank during this gift-giving season. Here are seven wonderful ideas for creative holiday giving on a tight budget.Read More
The holidays are right around the corner. Are you planning a large family gathering this year? You don’t have to spend a fortune to host a wonderful event. Here are ten helpful tips for creating a memorable yet affordable holiday gathering for your family and friends.Read More
If you'r savvy in your back to school shopping, you can reduce the stress and expense, and get back to enjoying the final days of summer. Consider these tips when shopping for school supplies for your children.Read More
If you’ve been to college, are in college or are planning to go, you know that a college degree can cost enough to affect your personal finances for years – sometimes for life. Here are some facts and figures about college, tuition, and some creative ways that students can pay for their degree.Read More
SR Education Group is an organization that takes college affordability very serious. They are striving to be the most authoritative online resource to help students choose the best school for their career aspirations and budget.Read More
With just over a week before Christmas, you may be starting to sweat about how to pick up those last few gifts and prep your home for holiday guests. Indeed, procrastinating is one of the biggest spending pitfalls during what's supposed to be a jolly season!
When time becomes crucial, budgets and price tags are often ignored in favor of the easiest and fastest gift options available. To keep your cool and get gifts in time without dishing out more cash than you planned, follow these time-sensitive tactics for shopping late in the holiday season.Read More
While some retailers are already prepping for the holiday season, most of us have our minds on fall festivities. A recent study showed spending on Halloween will be close to $7 billion this year. Of that, over $1 billion will be spent on costumes for kids. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to ensure your kiddos have a happy Halloween. Check out these seven ways to cut the cost of costumes without eliminating all the fun.Read More
Albert Einstein called compound interest the “eighth wonder of the world.” Compound interest works like magic, with your money constantly feeding on itself to grow larger and larger. How does it work? It’s easy really. Interest is earned and paid not just on your principal, but also on all the previous interest earned. Your total balance grows faster and faster without you doing a thing!Read More
It’s a scary thought, but it won’t be long before the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Christmas Creep is already setting in as trees and tinsel emerge in the aisles of your favorite stores. While few of us welcome this pre-Halloween intrusion, it serves as a good reminder that it’s never too early to start planning your holiday budget. Try these tips to get your finances in order now so you’re not facing a massive credit card bill come January.
When you think about living frugally do thoughts of sacrifice and deprivation come to mind? If so, then it’s time to change your mindset and embrace the fact that frugal living is less about depriving yourself of things and more about living smarter so you can afford the life you want to live.Read More