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Budgeting for the holidays is just as important if not more important as monthly budgeting. It can be extra helpful when you are trying to decrease spending on holiday décor, gifts, and meals. A practice that has worked for me is purchasing many holiday items at discount discount dollar stores.I’m not speaking of the so called “dollar stores” of yesteryear – you know the ones that were dusty and boring, that looked like they were only good for generic paper goods and cleaning supplies. Thankf...
Here’s a few ways to introduce your child to money management this month:
1. Sign up for Money as You grow program. Read an article about this interactive online game here.
2. Play a fun online financial game with your child, like Financial Football, Road Trip o Savings or Cash Puzzler or one of the games from the U.S. Mint.
3. Download the free Monkey Math, app from Google Play.
Written by April Crews:
Published: May 2014
If you are like many people today who are connected to their smart phones at all times, you’ll be happy to know that there are several free apps available that help you budget, create a savings plan, and even save for retirement.
Summer will be here soon and the kids will be home from school brimming with energy, and you will need to keep them busy. Here are a few ideas that will help you do just that – while saving you money.
Written by April Crews
Published: 29 May 2014
Written by: April Crews
Published: January 9, 2014
Tax season is slowly approaching and you might be tempted to spend your entire refund on something you don’t really need.Being responsible about how you spend your refund now will be a huge help in the months to come.
Published: June 5, 2014
To establish a solid financial foundation, you have to adopt practices that help you save, rather than spend. If you are having trouble keeping your finances under control, here are a few tips that will help you get on track to saving more and spending less.