This weekend we’re celebrating Labor Day, which means the government’s celebrating your hard work by giving you the day off. While long weekends are great, if you don’t take a moment to unwind they don’t do you much good. Make your holiday count by taking in one last breath of summer to recharge your batteries,... Read more
If you haven’t taken a cruise lately, you might be surprised by the variety of offerings now available. No longer are cruises the sole province of greasy buffets, cheesy dance contests and screaming kids – some of the newer ships are downright luxurious, offering five star dining created by celebrity chefs and onboard activities to... Read more
If I’ve learned anything in my work as a financial planner during the past eight years, it’s that if something is too hard to implement in our financial lives, chances are we just won’t do it. Most of us know the importance of saving for financial goals, but go about saving all wrong—and therefore make... Read more
Labor Day is a time to recognize the hard work we all put in year-round. Why not get away for the weekend? Here are some helpful tips to save money while you relax, plus a look at Labor Day’s origins and some fun facts.
It’s not too late to squeeze in a last-minute summer getaway. Whether you’re looking for something adrenaline pumping or serene – there’s no doubt that creating a budget will help you plan. Here are seven budget-friendly tips to help you make your dollar and your fun go farther. 1. Budget first. Before you plan anything,... Read more
Scorching summer temperatures and outdoor gatherings with friends and family have people thirsting for cool, refreshing cocktails on a budget. Here are four easy ways to mix up some mouth-watering beverages without putting a strain on your wallet. Choose Your Booze Prefer vodka to gin? Stick with your preference and use the money you’d spend... Read more
Ready to fill this year’s backpack with all new school supplies? Check out how much the average American spends on back-to-school and get an A+ on your spending by following these easy savings tips! Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view.
A $100 spent here. A $1,000 spent there. Whether you’re planning for your wedding, buying back-to-school supplies or starting your own business, keeping track of the amount of money you spend on each transaction is difficult if you don’t really know where your money is going. Using a budget calculator for these three situations not... Read more
People always told me that college is fun. That it would be the best years of my life. But what those people didn’t mention was that while college is definitely fun, it’s also woefully expensive. I’m not just talking about tuition and room & board; I’ve found that those expenses are only the tip of... Read more
It’s National Dollar Day and what better way to celebrate than to make financial decisions that help youget the most out of your dollar. Skip the expensive champagne and celebrate your smart money decisions by setting a new financial goal. Whether it’s clipping coupons to save on food, contributing more to your retirement account, or making a... Read more