How to Decorate Your Rental on a Budget

How to Decorate Your Rental on a Budget

Your rental is in dire need of sprucing up. The walls are too plain, the furniture too old-fashioned and the overall feel is not you at all. However, you don’t want to go overboard with the décor changes either, lest your landlord show you the door earlier than you’d like. Also, even if you can go overboard, you’re not sure…


How To Warm Your Home While Staying Energy Efficient

How To Warm Your Home While Staying Energy Efficient

It’s a struggle many of us face – especially over the colder seasons. Striking the right balance between warmth, saving cash and energy efficiency is difficult. But not impossible. Energy efficiency and saving cash go hand in hand. If you’re energy efficient, you’ll likely be cutting those costs. But just what can you do to accomplish both? If there’s a…


10 Money Lessons That You Need to Know

10 Money Lessons That You Need to Know

You’ve spent a lot of time in school, and, chances are strong, you’ve learned a fair number of things you’ll never need. (Geometric proofs? Really?) Still, financial education is valuable for everyone. Get yourself in student mode, because you’ll use these lessons every day of your life. 1. Keep Afloat: Don’t Drown in Student Loan Debt As you’re slogging through high…


Making Your Money Last To The End Of The Month

Making Your Money Last To The End Of The Month

Sometimes there isn’t enough money left at the end of the month. You work hard but those last few days of every month can be a real strain on the family finances. You decide that it will be different next time around but as soon as that paycheck arrives it is difficult to resist the urge to spend it. But what…


Guide To Financial Spring Cleaning

Guide To Financial Spring Cleaning

Spring is the time of new beginnings. The temperatures are more and more pleasant, while plants and trees return to life after the cold of winter. With fresh starts in mind, now is the perfect time for a little financial spring cleaning. This is the season to take care of some lingering financial issues and ensure your finances will be…


When To Buy vs. When To Build A House

When To Buy vs. When To Build A House

If you’re thinking of making the leap into homeownership, congratulations! Shopping for and buying your first home is one of the most exciting things you can do. Truth be told, it’s also one of the most nerve-wracking. The sheer amount of decisions you need to make can feel incredibly overwhelming, and you definitely don’t want to make a major mistake.…


New Parents? Important Tax Tips Not To Overlook

New Parents? Important Tax Tips Not To Overlook

There are few things more exciting than welcoming a new child into your family, but that also means taking on the added costs that come with being a parent. Diapers, formula, baby equipment, and even toys can very quickly put a major drain on your finances. Having a new baby in the home can be exhausting, and having the additional…


4 Ways To Avoid Budget Burnout

4 Ways To Avoid Budget Burnout

Setting a budget for yourself is a great way to control spending, track where your money goes and save for the future, but unfortunately there’s always a risk when restrictive behavior is involved. Budget burnout can mean going off the rails and blowing through your savings, but learning to balance restrictive behavior with responsible spending will ensure you stick to…