• How do you save money, and what are you saving for? You probably have a list of typical, sound financial goals: owning a home, helping [...]

  • Many of the benefits of getting your financial house in order are obvious. But there are some lesser-known reasons to get it together in the [...]

  • Use this Tax Free Weekend tool for doing tax-free shopping, this list includes dates for tax-free back-to-school shopping. STATE DATE RESTRICTIONS Clothing Footwear Books School Supplies Computers Alabama [...]

  • Finances are consistently fingered as the # 1 cause for friction in marriage. We all know that, right? But here’s the kicker. Problems aren’t caused [...]

  • Do your kids think money grows on trees? Before your kids are gainfully employed, it may not seem vital to teach them about money. But, [...]

  • If you think about it, every family has a financial policy, written or unwritten, even if it’s a policy to live in chaos and make [...]

  • My friend Angie showed me the math one day, and I couldn’t believe it. When she deducts daycare and other work-related expenses from her take-home [...]

  • Spending comes in four sizes: small—that gourmet cup of coffee, medium—a new purse, large—new furniture, and extra large—that kitchen re-do.  No matter what spending size [...]

  • Believe it or not, even in this economy, sales of luxury items are up: A $9,000 Chanel coat is on back order.  $700 Christian Louboutin [...]

  • 5% Rule Take 5% of every paycheck and put it into a money market account.  Setting up a separate account will force you to think [...]

  • Learning how to budget is actually pretty simple. Budgeting simply means making sure that your expenses don’t exceed your net income. If you don’t know [...]

  • In these trying times, it’s important to save every penny you can. Sometimes, that doesn’t mean going without things that you want. It just means [...]