America's birth rates are at their lowest point in over 30 years, for many reasons; no doubt, the cost of raising a child is one of them. While the birth rate has fallen, the cost of raising a child … [Read more...] about What Are The Real Costs Of Raising A Child?
It's no secret: Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. A 2018 survey by GOBankingRates.com found that a shocking 42% of respondents had saved less than $10,000 for retirement. With the future … [Read more...] about How Are Americans Spending Their Excess Cash?
It may seem like it was just a few short weeks ago that you sat down and organized your finances by making goals and creating a workable budget to help you reach them. The reality is that it was … [Read more...] about How To Do a Mid-Year Financial Review
Aging is a double-edged sword. On one side, it seems like each day there's a wrinkle that wasn't there the day before, gray hairs begin to crop up like unwanted weeds, and you're in a constant state … [Read more...] about How To Avoid The Financial Mistakes Commonly Made By 40-Somethings
Living within your means is an extremely important life skill that too many people unfortunately lack. After all, less than half of Americans have enough money in savings to cover a $400 emergency. … [Read more...] about 5 Frugal Mistakes That Will Cost You More In The Long Run
According to a 2019 study, Americans on average are paying $3,719 every year for their automobile insurance. Hefty car insurance premiums can consume a sizable portion of your household budget and … [Read more...] about Easy Ways To Keep The Cost Of Your Auto Insurance Low
April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring? Spring cleaning! If your answer was "pilgrims," you get bonus points. While you're embracing your inner Cinderella, why not do a good … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Spring Clean Your Personal Finances
A 2017 survey by T. Rowe Price found that 69% of parents are reluctant to discuss finances with their children, and 61% will only discuss it when asked. Why is it so taboo? Why is it that such a … [Read more...] about What Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Finances?
April is Financial Literacy Month. Just as you make New Year's resolutions to exercise more or lose weight for your physical health, April is the perfect time to make some changes that'll put you on … [Read more...] about 4 Bad Habits You Can Change For Financial Literacy Month
You may not be factoring long-term care costs into your financial planning efforts right now, but perhaps you should. An estimated 12 million Americans require some sort of long-term care each year. … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need To Know About Long Term Care Costs
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April Fools' Day is a day that people either embrace (pranksters) or dread (butt of those pranks). It's a day that we stay on our toes, ever alert, lest we fall victim to an Oreo stuffed with … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Your Financial Situation Fool You On April Fool’s Day
If you're considering making repairs or improvements to your current home, you're in good company. In 2018, over 58% of homeowners planned a home renovation of some sort, with 45% of that group … [Read more...] about Should You Use Debt To Improve Your Home?
Does managing your finances have you losing sleep? If so, you're in good company. In a 2018 survey, 30% of Americans indicated they're constantly stressed about money. Financial issues also cause … [Read more...] about Anxious About Money? Financial Therapy Could Be Right For You
The No-Spend Challenge has people all over the country putting a freeze on their spending for a weekend, week, or even an entire month. Not only does this forced frugality save participants money that … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Steps For A Successful No Spend Month [Infographic]