Budgeting is certainly a lifestyle change and if your New Year’s resolution was to live by a budget, you could be experiencing burnout by now. Lifestyle changes are difficult, however there are ways to beat budget burnout and stay on track financially.
This is the time of year that many couples are taking their relationships to a more committed level. With Valentine’s Day being this week most couples probably talked about love but for long term relationships a discussion about money is critical. Following the money relationship advice below might be just as important to your relationship as expressing your love for each other.
February seems to the time that homeowners start thinking about one of the biggest decision they will ever face. Should you remodel or move? There are a few important financial questions that should be answered before deciding which option is best for your situation.
Even though income taxes are not due until April 18th waiting until then to file your taxes might not be a smart financial strategy. Filing your taxes early might be a good option for certain situations, don’t procrastinate during tax season!
If you want to know how you are doing financially from a big picture perspective there are only four numbers that you need to know to gauge your financial situation. These four numbers provide a snapshot of where you are today and also provide insights on how well you are doing over time.
It has been reported in the last few weeks that the Federal Reserve is planning to increase their rates two or three times in 2017. The impact for you might not be exactly what you think it will be regardless of whether you have a variable rate loan or not.
If you want 2017 to better financially than 2016 you really need to have a plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated, sometimes a simple plan works the best. A plan based on foundational aspects of money management can actually be easy to follow and requires only 6 steps.
One of the traditional activities for this time of year to make resolutions for the New Year. Making smart financial resolutions should be part of your New Year’s resolutions. Avoiding the common mistakes in making resolutions can help you be more successful in achieving your goals for 2017.