8 Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It’s that time of year again: the time to spend, spend, spend. Are you already worried about how much the holidays are going to cost you? Fretting about stuffing those stockings and checking off your kiddos’ lists? Fortunately, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales abound this year. And if you play your cards right [...]

By |2019-11-27T10:13:53-05:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Financial|Tags: , , |

Our 4 Favorite Printable Monthly Budgeting Worksheets

Managing your money can be difficult. You’ve got bills to pay, income to track, and countless other expenses you need to cover throughout the year, all while saving for retirement (and a rainy day).  Though there are apps and online budget tools and budgeting calculators that can help here, sometimes it’s just best to [...]

By |2020-01-06T01:16:10-05:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Financial|Tags: , , |

How to Create a Nursery on a Budget

We’d all love to welcome our newborn babes home with a comfy, cozy, magazine-worthy nursery — but the truth is most of us can’t afford it. Baby stuff is expensive — like, really expensive. And between the cribs, clothes, diapers, and other must-have necessities, it can be easy to rack up a hefty bill [...]

By |2020-01-16T10:19:34-05:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Budget, Financial|Tags: , |

10 of the Best Personal Finance Podcasts

Podcasts are the perfect mix of media. It’s like listening to music and reading a book all at the same time — and the best part? You can enjoy them anytime, anywhere. Blare one on your commute into work, plug one in on your morning run, or listen as you’re cooking dinner, showering, or just [...]

By |2020-01-15T08:03:37-05:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Education, Financial, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , |

5 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacay (And Still Save for that House!)

Just because you’re saving up to buy a house doesn’t mean you have to scrimp and penny-pinch at every turn. Even more importantly? It doesn’t mean skipping that much-needed summer vacation either. If you’re looking to buy a house but still need a little R&R this season, there are plenty of ways to travel [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:31:44-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , |

7 Things About Taxes Every Freelancer Should Know

From the non-traditional schedule to the flexibility of location, freelancing certainly has its perks. When it comes time for tax season, though? It’s pretty easy to lose sight of them. Taxes for a freelancer are notoriously confusing. From the write-offs we’re eligible for to just calculating our many streams of disparate income, there are a [...]

By |2019-04-18T19:36:12-04:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Financial|Tags: , , , |

Buying a Home in 2019? Make These 4 New Year’s Resolutions

Thinking of buying a home sometime next year? Then forget pledging to eat healthier or get more sleep this NYE. Instead, make these financially-focused New Year’s resolutions and put yourself on the path to affordable homeownership: Improve your credit score — even just a little bit. Work on paying down your debts and credit [...]

By |2019-08-22T11:01:35-04:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Budget, Financial, Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , , |

5 Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

The need to save for a down payment has become one of the biggest hurdles for today’s home buyers. Faced with rising home prices (meaning a larger down payment is required), plus surging student loan debt, many buyers can barely save at all — let alone enough to buy their dream house. So what do they [...]

By |2019-08-06T08:30:30-04:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Budget, Financial, Purchase|Tags: , , |