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7 Creative Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

Like so many other things in life—your work ethic or your attitude towards nutrition and exercise—your money mindset, or your beliefs and feelings about money, is established in your formative years.  But here’s the harsh reality: In the United States, we’re largely failing our children. For the most part, basic finance has been absent from […]

10 Ways to Save Money Faster

Savvy strategies to give your savings a quick boost. We can’t help it—as humans, we’re hardwired to want to see quick results. There’s nothing more rewarding than having something to show for all of your hard work. And conversely, there’s nothing that can stall your progress faster than the disappointment that comes along with glacial […]

How to help your teen open their first checking account

4 Steps to Helping Your Teen Open Their First Checking Account From day one, we teach our kids everything they need to know. But there’s a big piece of the puzzle that’s been, for the most part, inadvertently left out: basic finances.  “From 25 years of helping people with their money, I’ve learned that most […]

5 Fast Ways to Trim Your Budget

According to a 2021 survey by The Penny Hoarder, more than 55 percent of Americans do not use a budget to manage their money. What’s more, 56 percent of survey respondents said they didn’t even know how much money they spent last month. But as any financial expert will tell you, tracking your money is […]

13 Simple Ways to Cut Daily Spending

Though you may not feel a day-to-day tug on your purse strings, the truth is Americans shell out a lot of money every day—$164.55 on average, to be exact. That’s upwards of $60,000 each year. And if that’s not shocking enough, consider this: the median household income in the United States is $67,521. It’s no […]

How to Save Money on a Tight Budget

Here’s a quick reality check for you: You can have a well-paying job and still be on a tight budget. In fact, according to recent research, more than half of all Americans (54 percent!)—or 125 million U.S. adults—are living paycheck-to-paycheck. What’s more, 21 percent of these individuals say they struggle to pay their bills and […]

9 Budgeting Tips for Couples

In a recent survey by Fidelity, a whopping 44 percent of respondents said they argue with their spouse about money, with one in five citing money as their biggest relationship challenge. Generally, these couples—many of whom are millennials—disagree on fundamental financial moves, like the age they plan to retire, how much savings is needed to […]

5 Passive Income Ideas So You Can Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

So you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck? Of course you do. Though a recent study found that 54 percent of “upper income Americans” live paycheck to paycheck—meaning they spend the vast majority of their paycheck before the next one comes in, relying on it to pay the bills—it’s undoubtedly a stressful and inefficient […]

How to Budget for Home Improvement Jobs

For many of us, our homes are our biggest assets. As such, these spaces require plenty of TLC, whether in the form of maintenance or upgrades. And more often than not, these projects come with a hefty price tag.  According to a survey of home renovations in the top 50 U.S. metro cities, people spend […]

18 Guaranteed Money Saving Tips for Christmas

There’s no doubt Christmas is an expensive holiday. In fact, consumers plan to spend nearly $1,000 on gifts, holiday items, and other non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this year, according to an annual survey by The National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.  It might not sound like all that much, but […]