With the turn of the new year, now is the perfect time to take hold of your finances. There are many paths towards financial security, most of which take hard work and discipline (trust us, they’re worth the effort!) But there are also some very easy tricks you can use to save small amounts of
In 2017, the average individual who received a tax refund for the year before got a cool $3,050 of their federal taxes back. That’s a lot of money, and perhaps a life-changing amount of cash in some instances. On the other hand, what people do with that money determines whether it helps them build wealth
You may have heard that the cost to raise a child to the age of 18 have surged to a staggering $233,610. That’s according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), who has meticulously tracked the prices of everything from housing to healthcare and childcare throughout the years. If you don’t have kids, this
While the reasons might vary, the truth is Americans seem to have a penchant for debt and overspending. By and large, we’re spending all we earn and then some, charging what we can’t afford on our credit cards, and borrowing more than we need for homes, cars, and even furniture. A recent CareerBuilder survey of thousands
Living on a tight budget can be a stressful experience. After all, you may regularly worry about not having enough money to pay your bills. You may also not be saving as much money as you would like to be saving, or you may not be saving any money at all. In this type of
Last year, close to 40% of Americans made financial New Year’s resolutions, according to a Fidelity survey. Studies show that those who make resolutions are more likely to accomplish their goals than those who don’t, so now’s a great time to come up with a few resolutions of your own. Not sure where to start?