While it’s always a good idea to save money, especially for “big-ticket” goals like retirement, college and emergency expenses, there are some times in life when you might not want to save as much as others. Is it ever okay not to save money?
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When surrounded by the tempting smells of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other holiday treats, who wants to count calories? Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to forget that diet and just enjoy a nice meal. Of course, we can’t always treat our budgets with the same spirited disregard. Luckily, there are many easy ways to enjoy a delicious feast while keeping your wallet from starving.
If you’ve hit a plateau with your personal finances, there are ways to make things fun again. We give you three ideas to make saving money into a game so it’s interesting, engaging and rewarding!
Since the recession, being called a penny-pincher isn’t the insult it used to be, and for good reason. Even before the economic meltdown, those who were spending less than what they made were having more fun than those who splurged. Why? Let’s take a look.
About one in eight Americans will drop cable television in 2010. Could you be one of them? Is there life after cable TV? Consider these points and then decide whether you’re ready to take the plunge.
Maybe you already have a budget, a high credit score and a great mortgage rate. Still, it seems that money never goes as far as it should. If you want to start saving, consider these five tips.
If you’ve set up a budget, you know how hard it can be to keep on track. We all have times when our expenses are bigger than we thought. Shopping at yard sales can balance your budget again in a hurry. Put aside your biases (“new” is not always better than “used”), grab the classified section of your local newspaper, and start saving!
You pay attention to your credit score, you’ve set up a budget, and you shop around for the best deals from home loans to groceries. Still, who can’t use a little extra cash now and then? If you’re thinking about having a garage sale, make the most of your hard work. You’ll enjoy that extra money in your pocket!
Americans keep 71 million dogs and 81 million cats as pets. The pet industry is huge, and filling a shopping cart in a pet store can ruin a budget. You pay attention to the big picture like your credit score, budget planning, and great deals on home loans. If your pets deserve a good budget checkup too, try these tips.
Healthy personal finance means paying attention to your credit rating, watching your spending habits, creating a budget, and sticking to it. If you’re a pet owner, Fido or Fluffy is a family member – but also a line item in the monthly budget. You can save money while pampering your furry family member with these budget-smart tips.
Sometimes we make financial decisions on the “bigger is better” principle. Buying a new home can mean more square footage for a growing family. A higher credit score is always a good thing. But what about shopping at supermarkets, discount department stores, or member warehouses? Is bigger always better? If you’re prone to pushing that oversized shopping cart up and down the concrete aisles, you owe it to yourself – and your budget – to think about bulk buying