Post-Pandemic Money Moves

Personal Finances

Re-acclimating to normal life as pandemic restrictions are lifted and businesses reopen across the country will mean more than just getting used to wearing real pants again and working without your cat on your lap. You’ll also need to consider your finances. How has your overall money management changed during the pandemic? Have you dipped into your savings? Have you …

Spring Clean Your Finances

Personal Finances

Spring is a great time of year to clear your house of accumulated junk and make it sparkle. Why not do the same for your finances? Junk can accumulate there, too. In fact, some of your money matters may need a good wipe down this season. It is especially true this year, when many Americans are still recovering from the …

How to Enjoy a Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

Personal Finances

Celebrating a new marriage together with your friends is great fun, but all those wedding invites can put a real strain on your budget. Between wedding attire, travel costs, and gifts, each wedding can add up to a pretty penny. In fact, according to the most recent research by Express Spending & Saving Tracker, the average wedding guest is out …

7 Money Myths You Need to Stop Believing Now

Personal Finances

We all grow up hearing the same financial advice: Spend less, save more and invest early. While most of these words of wisdom ring true, there are lots of widespread money management tips that are actually false. Read on for 7 money myths that might be causing you more financial stress than benefit.   Myth #1: Debit is always better …

5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

Student Money Tips

It’s your first spring break and you’re totally psyched! But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five spring break tips. Check your school for discounts and help Lots of colleges offer on-campus travel agents who can help you plan your vacation right by snagging the …

Why Do I Spend So Much When Shopping Online?

Personal Finances

Both online and in-store shopping can tempt you to overspend.  The internet is designed to help you lose track of your dollars.  Of course, the internet wins for convenience. Shopping the old-fashioned way, though, is not without merit. When purchasing items that need to fit right or that you may need immediately, you might want to head to the mall. …

Ways To Save On Food Costs

Student Money Tips

With your mind so muddled with details like classes, exams, and papers, who has time to think about food? You might be heading into the new semester with plans to survive solely on convenience food and packaged junk. We’re looking at you, ramen noodles!  But as you’ll quickly discover, overdoing the processed foods will leave you feeling not quite full …

9 Tips For Sticking To A Holiday Budget

Personal Finances

A holiday budget takes time and discipline, but the payoff is well worth it. “Think of a budget as a financial GPS,” says Cate Williams, national spokeswoman for Money Management International. “It makes us a cheerful giver because we’re not spending money that should go to another expense,” Williams says. So how do you become a “cheerful giver”? We recommend …

Back-To-School Savings

Personal Finances

Back-to-school time is the second-largest shopping season of the year. If all that spending makes your head pound, take heart. We’ll help you navigate it with your budget and sanity intact. Read on for 11 back-to-school saving tips. 1.) Do a house-wide sweep Before you spend a penny, scour your closets and drawers to see what you have lying around …