Budgeting may seem like an archaic skill in a world of well-designed banking websites and smartphone apps with convenient notifications alerting you of new charges the moment you buy something. However, knowing how to budget will not only help you to live within your means today, but also give you a view into your long-term […]
You don’t need to enter data into a COVID-19 Financial Health Calculator to know that saying the COVID-19 crisis has been a challenge would be a significant understatement. Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to stay healthy, not lose your job, and didn’t have the virus take a loved one away from you, the emotional […]
Are you looking to get your finances in check in the new year and put a budget in place you can stick to? Read our step by step guide on how to make a budget for 2020.
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of better financial well-being by keeping your budget on track. Between presents, travel and celebratory gatherings, it can be easy to overspend—but sticking to your financial plan is well worth the extra effort. Check out our seven tips for staying on budget this holiday season: 1. Avoid spontaneous […]
If you’re not a fan of numbers or math, the word “budget” likely makes you squirm. Yet, if you’re trying to get on top of your finances—and who isn’t? —you need to make peace with budgeting. Thanks to digital tools, setting up and maintaining a budget doesn’t have to be as painful as long division or mental math. There are easy solutions for managing every part of the budgeting process and they make the life of every math-hating budgeter easier.
Whatever special event you may be planning, budgeting is essential to ensure costs don’t spiral out of control and put you in debt. Even professional party planners will tell you that when there are multiple vendors and fees it can be easy to lose track of expenses. So, before calling the caterer or DJ, make sure you have a good idea of what you can reasonably afford and set a budget.