10 ways to save money on Christmas
The holidays are right around the corner. Can anyone else believe how fast 2017 went by?! This is about the time of year where people start thinking about Christmas. As with any event where money is going to be spend, Christmas should never be a surprise. There are lots of ways to save money on Christmas. A little planning and prioritizing can go a long way. Check our my favorite tips, and then head to the comments to add your own.
Helping Your Child to Take Control of a Bank Account
Helping your child take control of a bank account, the latest post in the budgeting series is from Josh at Family Faith Finance. Josh recently got into the personal finance game when he decided to start up Family Faith Finance. His goal is to introduce a unique perspective while offering solid, unbiased advice.
Budgeting Tips for New Parents
The next installment in my budgeting series, budgeting tips for new parents, is a guest post by Jacob of Dollar Diligence. What happens to your budget when you have a child? Well, along with everything else in your life, it changes! Check out Jacob’s budgeting tips for new parents, and then make sure to check out the rest of the series linked at the bottom of the post.
Two Tips for Successful Budgeting
The second installment in my budgeting series, two more tips for successful budgeting. We all know that the key to being successful with money is having a budget. Budgeting, in a nutshell, simply tells your money where to go. It’s a far better option than looking at your bank statements at the end of the month, wondering where your money went. That being said, there are two tips for successful budgeting that are rarely talked about.
If you’re brand new to budgeting, make sure to check out my post: Budgeting 101: How to start a budget.
Today I have a special guest post by David from MillenialPersonalFinance.com. Most of you, along with David and myself, are parents of young children. Saving for kids college may not be the most fun subject to talk about, but it’s a very important discussion! Remember that it’s never too early, or too late, to start thinking about saving for kids college. Find out why and how David is saving for his daughters education in this informative post!
Teaching kids about money
It’s really important to teach kids about money. The general state of money handling in our culture is just bad. It’s our job to teach our kids how to handle money. I am frequently asked “how to get kids to do chores??” Honestly, my kids do chores because I tell them to. More specifically, my kids do chores because they have grown up doing chores and they don’t think anything of it. They know that chores are a part of life, and they accept that. Has it always been that way? No.
How to start a budget
Whether it’s your”new years resolutions” or just an every day habit, it’s best to make goals as specific as possible. If you have a goal of doing better with money, you need to have a budget. If you’re looking for how to start a budget, keep reading!
How to save for a vacation
My family gets a lot of comments about our travel habits. Most of them are positive, but a few are more along the lines of “I can’t believe you got to go to Hawaii” or “I wish I had the money to blow on vacations like you do” We don’t travel as frequently as some (I wish!) but we are still asked how we are able to afford to do the traveling that we do. The answer is surprisingly simple. Priorities.
6 Ways to Save for Christmas now
I know what you’re thinking. It’s March, why are we talking about ways to save for Christmas?? I am a firm believer that Christmas should never come as a surprise. Christmas happens on December 25th every single year. Yet somehow, it seems that many families are thrown off and forced to scramble at the last minute to shop or come up with cash for Christmas. These 6 tips on how to plan and save for Christmas now will help you evaluate what you want to do for Christmas, and plan and budget for a smoother holiday season later.
YNAB Review 2017
If you have done any searching for budgeting software, you’ve probably come across YNAB. You may have seen people raving about it (weird, for a budgeting software, right?) Maybe you’re wondering if it’s worth the hype? Keep reading my YNAB review 2017 (updated!) to find out more.
I originally purchased YNAB (or You Need A Budget) over over five years ago. I originally wrote this review to compare YNAB 4 to “The New YNAB” but since it’s been out for quite some time, I think that almost everyone is using the new version at this point. This post has been updated as of October 2017 and will continue to update as new features are released.