Conventional financial wisdom is often quoted and yet unfortunately it is rarely followed. This is a missed opportunity because some of the basic rules can provide a strong financial foundation. A foundation that can make a difference on reaching your goals.
Even though summer doesn’t officially start for a couple of more weeks, most kids are out of school, the weather is warmer and most of us are in full summer mode. Summer, unfortunately, is a time that many can make blunders that can turn their financial situation upside down.
May is the time that many young adults are ready to venture into the world armed with a degree and hopefully soon a great job. With all of the excitement, financial matters are often forgotten which can be detrimental to their long term success. This is a critical time financially speaking for young adults.
Being good at budgeting doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you plan for the unexpected. This added step of protection is often the difference between being successful with your budget or having your budget blown up. The key is understanding the expenses that can repeated blow up your budget.
Almost everyone agrees that financial success can only happen for most people if they develop short and long term goals. An important part of this planning is knowing when and how to adjust those goals when life throws us a curve ball.
Financial goals and plans are always in a constant state of change and yet, there are a few important steps everyone should take during each stage of your life. Don’t wait if you have a major life change, take the time to make these important financial changes when the time is right.
Credit cards can be great financial tools if used properly, and for some types of debt, they may offer the best option available to you. However, there are a few things that should never be charged and financed with your credit card because there are likely better alternatives.
We all understand that budgeting is the key to not spending more than you make. However, even people who budget might can have financial issues if they are making some of the common budgeting blunders. With the first quarter almost over, now is the time to review and catch these budgeting mistakes.