A Simple Reminder on All Items to Include When Budgeting to Buy a Car

Buying a car can be fun, but make sure you catch all the hidden costs before making a purchase. I have spent a lot of time recently talking about budgeting for kids, a wedding, and a first house. All items are extremely important, but also items that might not happen the first year or two […]

Planning out the Perfect Wedding Reception on a Budget

Are you recently engaged or planning to get hitched in the near future? A romantic engagement and a perfect wedding day are nearly every woman’s dream. I’ve personally been through the entire process myself and I’ll admit, it was a lot of fun. However, it can also be one of the most stressful times as […]

Tips on Mastering the Art of Eating Out on a Budget

Are you a person who has a hectic evening life? Are you constantly running around in the evenings and thinking about what you can eat? Are you cramped for time during the day and constantly find yourself eating out? Trust me, I have two kids and a job that takes up 50 to 60 hours […]

Figuring Out the Right Amount to Spend on Groceries Each Month

Are you trying to figure out where all your money is going each month? Is one of your biggest spending categories at the grocery store? Truthfully, groceries are likely always going to eat up a big chunk of your monthly budget, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t zero in on figuring out the right amount […]

Upside Review: Easy Free Money, or Waste of Time Scam?

You might’ve heard about the Upside app on the radio. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s worth the time. Contributor Andy Shuler took a try with the app to give us his very own unbiased Upside review. Will it save the average person money? Get reading and find out. The average American drove 14,263 miles in […]

How Much Should I Budget for a Car?

At times you need to treat yourself, but always make sure to calculate how much you can spend on a car before you go crazy! Are you tired of driving that old beater car around? Do you finally have some extra money and it’s time to make your first real “big kid” purchase? Or are […]

Monthly Budget Busters: Saving Money by Cooking at Home

Sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest difference. See how saving money by cooking at home can have more than one positive effect. Have you hit the wall? You update your budget every single month and at the end, you realize how much money you are wasting by eating out. Other than out-of-control shopping, […]

Doing the Math to Determine If I Can Afford a New Truck

Have you been working hard and want to treat yourself? Keep reading to find out if you truly can afford a new truck, or if it’s just another want. One of the first things I wanted to do when I got my first real job was to buy a new vehicle. I had been driving […]

Practical Financial Advice for Young Adults: 11 Simple Tips

Young adults need all the help they can get. They are inheriting record debt levels and rising inflation, contributing to higher standard of living costs. But instead of focusing on the excuses, focus on the opportunities. Here are 11 simple tips for those looking for the best financial advice for young adults. Be inspired, and […]

Debunking the Belief that Life Insurance is a Waste of Money

As a young adult, spending money on something with no return can feel wasteful, but I can assure you the belief that life insurance is a waste of money is far from the truth. Until you near retirement age, it’s really difficult to think about planning for the future. It’s easier (and more fun) to […]