Taking care of a family is hard enough, but managing the finances can seem next to impossible. Not only do you want to give them everything you can, but you also want to do it all without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ways to create and manage a budget that you can stick to that provides your family with what they need. 1. Track Your Spending Habits. There are several … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Manage Your Household Budget
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1. Get informed. In order to have an idea of where you stand financially after divorce you need to figure out your financial status as a married couple. Gather all of the documents pertaining to your assets and liabilities. Each current account statement, whether it's reporting the mortgage balance, credit card balance, Individual Retirement Account value, student loan, etc. … [Read more...] about Ten Financial Tips for Women Seriously Considering Divorce
Home sales in the U.S. are skyrocketing as interest rates remain at historically low levels. In fact, Zillow expects nearly 7 million existing-home sales this year—the most since 2005. With so many prospective homebuyers on the market, you too may be wondering if it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership. Before you begin hunting for houses though, here are a few … [Read more...] about 3 Financial Moves to Make Before You Buy a Home
The following is a guest post by Clare Levison, CPA and Author of Frugal Isn’t Cheap: Spend Less, Save More, Live Better. It is sponsored by Western International University.For working adults wondering if they should go back to school for a degree - or to upgrade their bachelor’s degree to a master’s - affordability is, today, more important than ever. “How can I afford … [Read more...] about Can You Afford a College Degree?
Probably, your above-average kid knows how to plunk out a Mozart concerto and ace his Mathematics test, but does he know how to craft a frugal budget and stick to it? Does he know the exact way to manage his multiple credit cards and pay an electricity bill? Being a good student, respecting elders and being terrific in academics and sports is not all that your student needs … [Read more...] about How to Raise Money-Smart Kids