According to the National Retail Federation’s recent survey, more than 164 million Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday. And of those, a whopping 20 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day.read more
Budgeting…yes I know, some people might think it’s boring. But I think budgeting is exciting, because it puts you in charge of exactly where you want your money to go.
Speaking of being in control of your money, when was the last time you got rewarded for your planned spending? I am not talking about some of those credit cards that give you 1% cash back and then charge you 25% in interest and hundreds in fees. I’m talking about a time when you were in control of your finances, planned ahead, stuck to your budget and got a financial reward for it.read more
The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and old friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money.read more
Have you ever joked with friends or family following a get-together that you’d been “overserved”? It’s a tongue in cheek expression, acknowledging that you exceeded your prudent limit of food or drink (and are now paying the price), but blaming someone else. You’re not fooling anyone, of course, but it spares your pride to jokingly fault the host instead of yourself.read more
This time of year can put lots of extra strain on your budget, from costumes and candy for Halloween, to a turkey that feeds your extended family for Thanksgiving, to decorations and gifts galore for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Saving during the holidays doesn’t just mean saving on various elements of the celebrations. It also means sticking to more long-term savings goals and avoiding accumulation of new debt. America Saves has compiled some tips to help you plan for a fun and fulfilling holiday season while not drowning in expensesread more
When it comes to investing, there are quite a few things you have to consider. How much money can you afford to invest, do you want to invest one time, weekly, monthly? Should you buy stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s? Do you need a financial advisor or can you do it yourself?read more
It is common knowledge that adults are recommended to get eight hours of sleep each night, but that time is more of a goal than a reality for most working adults. However, when you don’t get enough sleep, your body and mind both become exhausted and your work is...read more