Fitting Self-Care into Your Budget

Fitting Self-Care into Your Budget

When you’re looking through your monthly budget, you may feel like there is no room for anything extra in you life. You may feel like if it’s not essential it has to go. You may feel like life on a budget is tedious and boring, and if that’s the case, your budget will fail. It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but living in a state of “no” is not sustainable. That’s where self-care comes in.

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3 Ways to Curb Your Online Shopping

3 Ways to Curb Your Online Shopping

We all have unique spending triggers and different ways we like to spend money. Whether it’s ordering baby diapers on Amazon or shopping for a new dress to wear for a friend’s wedding, online shopping can often be a little too convenient. If you struggle with keeping your online shopping in check, here are a few tips to help you curb your spending habits.

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How to Pay for Big Ticket Items While Maintaining Your Budget

How to Pay for Big Ticket Items While Maintaining Your Budget

Budgets are a great tool to help allocate your money as efficiently as possible. You can use them to watch your discretionary spending, to save for retirement, or to pay down debt. You can also use them to help you schedule out large purchases. So how do you make these large one time payments fit into your budget when you wouldn’t otherwise be able to cover the cost in a single month?

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Does It Pay to Have a Side Hustle?

Does It Pay to Have a Side Hustle?

Sometimes it seems like everyone has a side hustle. Whether it’s to pursue a passion, to pay down debt, or to afford a better lifestyle, side hustles can become an important part of your financial picture. Before you start one of your own, though, there are a few things to consider to see if it makes financial sense.

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5 Financial Calculators You Need to Check Out

5 Financial Calculators You Need to Check Out

We're sharing some of our favorite financial calculators. Whether it's spending money on lunch, or saving for retirement, these tools can be immensely helpful. Check them out today to factor them into your financial planning.

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My Personal 2018 Spending Challenge

My Personal 2018 Spending Challenge

Today I’m getting personal in the hopes that by sharing one of my goals for this year, I will hold myself accountable and maybe even inspire some others to challenge themselves in the process. In 2018 I have given myself an interesting challenge and I’m so excited to tell you more about it.

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Six Paper Planners to Get Your Year Started Off Right

Six Paper Planners to Get Your Year Started Off Right

It's almost 2018, which means it's time to get organized for the new year. If you're looking to make those resolutions or just to keep your daily tasks from piling up, a paper planner may be just what you need. Today we're highlighting six of our favorite planners so you can find one that works best for you and your budget.

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Three Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

Three Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

December is a nightmare that serious budgeters just want to wake up from. It seems like no matter what you do, Christmas will turn your budget into a soupy disaster instead of the structured guide it’s intended to be. While it’s filled with holiday cheer and heartwarming expressions of love, it can also wreak havoc on your bank account. As a result, we’re sharing three ways you can save money this holiday season.

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How to Calculate Your Financial Runway

How to Calculate Your Financial Runway

If you’ve ever tried to figure out how long you could go without working then you know all about a financial runway. Whether you’re looking to extend your maternity leave or start a business, it’s the same concept. How long can you keep going before you hit your comfort threshold and dip below your sweet spot when it comes to savings? Here’s a guide and template to help you calculate your financial runway.

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Financial Moves to Make When You’re Switching Jobs

Financial Moves to Make When You’re Switching Jobs

Switching jobs can be a stressful and exciting process. However, there are also some extra financial factors at play that deserve some attention. Here we discuss a few financial considerations to make that you may have forgotten about.

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Three Dangerous Retail Practices That Can Cost You

Three Dangerous Retail Practices That Can Cost You

Retailers are attempting to keep their sales up by making it easier and easier to pay for items, and it’s not hard to get sucked into these traps if you’re not paying attention. To help you make wiser spending decisions we’ll highlight three financing methods and what you should look out for.

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