How to separate your personal and business finances (and why you need to)

Kevin Mercadante •
Money Under 30
Business finance concept, Calculator and Notebooks on the table

It’s not always easy to keep your personal finances separate from your side hustle or small business. But separate you must, otherwise, you’ll have no way of knowing if your business is profitable. There’s also the potential to make mistakes. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your personal finances separate from your business. Most


Rebuilding your home and finances after disaster strikes

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Ruined and burnt house, scattered bricks

Hurricane Harvey, which pummeled Texas in late August, and Hurricane Irma, which blew through the Caribbean and Florida two weeks later, both took a heavy toll. Harvey caused more than 80 deaths and nearly $100 billion in losses. Irma claimed more than 60 victims and caused more than $50 billion in losses. But in some


These 8 simple rules are the Sparknotes version of everything you need to know about personal finance

Tanza Loudenback •
Business Insider

Personal finance can be daunting, but familiarizing yourself with basic money concepts — like how to build wealth, stay out of debt, and earn returns on your investments — will, quite literally, pay off. To help you get started, we turned to the latest edition of Beth Kobliner’s book “Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance


31 days to financial independence (day 15): Trimming your spending – apparel and services

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Here’s the “average American family budget” that we’re looking at: Housing – $10,080Transportation – $9,004 Taxes – $7,432Utilities – $7,068Food – $6,602Insurance (including things like pensions) – $5,528Debt Payments – $5,252Healthcare – $3,631Entertainment – $2,564 Cash Contributions – $1,834 Apparel and Services – $1,604 Education – $1,138 Vices – $775 Miscellaneous – $664 Personal Care