The average American spends hundreds of dollars on holiday gifts every year. How can you build up some extra cash ahead of the holidays to help prevent your annual gift-giving from emptying your wallet and busting your budget? Here is our list of tips and tricks to save money for the holidays.
Getting married is exciting, but it can also be stressful, especially when issues arise around money. If you’re newly married or about to settle down with your significant other, there are ways to manage your money together that can spare your relationship a lot of distress. Read on for our best tips.
Almost 2 million Americans live on minimum wage, which despite inflation hasn’t increased since 2009. But is that a living wage? Explore the ins and outs of living on just $7.25 per hour through both a fictional American named Kai and the stories of real-life Americans who do it every day.
We could all stand to save a few bucks. And the long-running boom in personal finance apps ensures we have a great deal of help in this endeavor. It can be hard to make sense of the ever-expanding universe on the market right now. But whichever one you choose, these apps can all save you money.
Is it impossible for you to budget? Does the word "budget" give you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach? If the answer’s yes, you’re not alone. But if you think you’re just bad at budgeting, think again. Most budgets fail for a reason. Which one is it for you?
Are you looking for ways to save money on your monthly budget? Unemployment is on the rise and many are fearful they might lose their jobs. So there’s never been a better time to look at how much you’re spending each month to find ways to cut back and save.
Whether it’s from job loss, a drop in income, or an unexpected expense, sometimes, it’s a struggle to pay your bills. It’s essential you prioritize your bill payments and what you owe, paying the most important bills first. But how do you prioritize when your income and expenses don’t match up?
Many people are facing the prospect of reduced hours or losing their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the globe and companies are shutting their doors or reducing staff. If you’re worried you’re going to lose your job, it’s essential you start financially preparing to survive unemployment.
The average American spends $1,050 on holiday gifts, swag, and travel, according to a 2019 National Retail Federation study summarized by USA Today. That's more...
The silver bells of the holiday season can certainly take their toll on your wallet. In a November 2019 Gallup poll, Americans said they...
Mint was the first cloud-based budgeting app to capture the public’s imagination and the model upon which many subsequent cloud budgeting apps have been based. While it’s still a strong choice for committed household budgeteers, Mint isn't the only option. High-quality alternatives like YNAB, EveryDollar, and Simple seem to grow by the month. Before you settle on Mint — or any other digital budgeting app, for that matter — check out these options too.
Contingent (temporary) workers, independent contractors (freelancers and solopreneurs), on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms often struggle to string together workable household budgets. And it's even harder to build emergency savings sufficient to cover the recommended three to six months of living expenses. But it's still possible to build a comfortable emergency cash fund that’s distinct from your retirement, home maintenance, and short-term goal savings fund - even if you don't always know how much your next paycheck will be.