It is that time of year top ten lists start coming out for just about any topic - movies, political events, sports stories and financial moves to make before the end of the year. Yes, there is a top ten list of moves that you can still make before the end of the year and most don’t really take more than 30 minutes to complete.
Most people don’t intend to be in a poor financial situation, it usually is a combination of misfortune and poor financial habits that lead them towards financial distress. There are a few behaviors that can be the foundation for a better financial outlook and mastering the basics will pay dividends your entire life.
The holidays bring out the best in most people and it also brings out the worst in some. Fraudsters and thieves use the bustling holiday season to help them deceive unsuspecting people. To avoid being a victim make sure you follow these everyday precautions and don’t get caught up in the holiday rush.
The last few days have been serious holiday shopping days and the frenzy of activity could have caused you to lose track of your financial situation. If you find yourself over your holiday budget don’t worry, there are a few ways to cure the Black Friday financial hangover.
As the end of the year approaches, being sure you are in good shape for filing your 2017 taxes is a smart money move to make. Here are simple tips to be sure you’re on track for tax filing in 2018.
Many parents are excited about spending time with their college kids who will be coming home for Thanksgiving in a few short days. This time together provides an excellent opportunity to talk about the financial aspects of their college life. You can have a good discussion as long as you frame it as an adult conversation, not a parent/child conversation.
A lot contributes to being financially sound and healthy, but there are essential money habits that help put you on the right path. Start with these basics now and grow your financial savvy from here.
Everyone is looking for ways to have just a little more money per month to pay down debt, save a little more or have it to spend on necessities. It might be easier than you think to find $50 or even $150 in savings per month. See below for ideas on where to start looking.