Category: Budget

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7 Ways to Improve Your Budget 1

7 Ways to Improve Your Budget

When it comes to saving money, one camp pushes for cutting back on the little things –occasional lattes, sodas, and snacks are the usual targets—while the opposing camp cheers the value of pursuing big...

How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse 1

How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse

How comfortable are you when the time comes to talk about money with your spouse? Not very, in all likelihood. According to a recent article from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), the three...

How We Save Money on Food During the Summer 2

How We Save Money on Food During the Summer

Summer is almost here, and with its arrival often comes big changes to the average person’s diet. Hearty soups, casseroles, and chili are replaced by seasonal vegetables, fruit salads, and delicious grilled meats. In...

The Best Financial Advice Is Not Sophisticated 3

The Best Financial Advice Is Not Sophisticated

Advice and pro tips on just about every topic imaginable are available in just a few clicks or swipes on a pocket-sized device today. The best financial advice is no exception. Based upon the...

7 Critical Ways Dave Ramsey is Right About Money 5

7 Critical Ways Dave Ramsey is Right About Money

Dave Ramsey is one of the biggest household names when it comes to personal finance experts. His story and teachings have helped millions of people get out of debt and build a well-balanced financial...

The Biggest Reason Why Budgets Fail and the Easy Solution 1

The Biggest Reason Why Budgets Fail and the Easy Solution

If you’re like most adults, you have a love-hate relationship with your budget. You love the hope and optimism your budget gives you at the start of the month, and you hate tallying up...

13 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money 4

13 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Could you afford to literally throw away over $2,000 each year? If you’re like most families, the shocking answer is YES – because that’s exactly what you’re doing. No, you’re not tossing cash in the...

Budgeting Made Easy – 15 Money Saving Hacks 6

Budgeting Made Easy – 15 Money Saving Hacks

It’s true: Many people hate the B word. I’m talking about  BUDGETING. These days, budgeting is not in style. Most of my friends do not have a budget. Unbelievably, the state of Illinois recently went...

Achieve Better Money Management in Only 10 Minutes Per Day 0

Achieve Better Money Management in Only 10 Minutes Per Day

  I am often asked, “What’s the key to better money management?” I always remind people that money is like unsorted laundry: it is helpless without you. If your finances require some decluttering, whether minor...

Stop Wasting Money With These 5 Tips 16

Stop Wasting Money With These 5 Tips

How often do you catch yourself wasting money on absolutely stupid things? Do you want to stop wasting money? Some things – like speeding tickets, broken dishes, and extra trips to the doctor caused...