Budgeting Tips for any Holiday
Many people feel pressured to overspend during the holidays. Here are some key questions to ask yourself and some expert tips to implement.
Is it a Good Idea to use Credit Card Rewards?
When used responsibly, these rewards can be a great tool to reduce costs on some of your big-ticket items. For example, if you like to travel, using a credit card for your regular every day purchases can save you money on an airplane ticket later on.
Navigating Various Types of Retirement Accounts
Saving for retirement can feel a little less intimidating when you are informed and have clear savings goals. Understanding different types of retirement plans and how they best align best with your savings and retirement goals will set you up for having
Money Tips for the Holiday Season
It’s easy to justify holiday spending as being generous, but without planning a realistic budget, holiday spending can quickly make ringing in the New Year financially stressful. The key to reducing stress is planning ahead
How Do I Stop Obsessing About Spending Money?
If you have ever felt guilt around the way you spend or save money, you are not alone. There are definitely some things you can do to have a better relationship with money and to not let it have such a strong hold on your emotional well-being.
Tips for Transitioning from Two Incomes to One
Many families in the United States find themselves in a position of transitioning from two incomes to one. Regardless of the reason behind a family going through this transition, there are a variety of effects it can have on the family that need to be con
Is Debt Consolidation a Good Idea?
This question does not have a straightforward answer. Every debt situation is different, and your debt management strategy will depend on your financial goals. When exactly is debt consolidation a good idea? Here are some scenarios where debt consolidatio
How Can I Save While Still Paying My Debts?
A lot of people have a hard time trying to pay off debt and save money at the same time and that is usually because they don’t have a strategy on how to do that. It’s challenging if you feel like you have to choose between saving money or focusing on payi
How to Save for a Vacation
Do you keep dreaming about that dream vacation? Do you wonder if it is attainable? Your dream vacation can happen with a little planning and taking a realistic look at your budget.
Protecting Yourself as a Renter
With the way that house prices are rising in Utah, you may have found yourself in a similar situation to me – wanting to have your own place but needing to save just a little while longer so you can confidently buy a home, without wrecking your monthly bu
Budgeting Tools and Techniques
There are a lot of budgeting tools, tricks and apps out there to choose from that will help you manage your finances. Unfortunately, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer for which process is best for everyone. You will need to decide which system for ma
What is a Money Accountability Pal?
Money Accountability Pal (MAP) = A person you confide in regularly about progress towards a current money goal or when making major money decisions. Your MAP is somebody who will cheer you on and support you. Someone you could check in with regularly to
What You Need to Do When Preparing to Buy a Home
One of the most common mistakes homebuyers make is looking at a home they can’t afford. Here’s a few things to consider when evaluating your financial situation in preparation for probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life:
Inexpensive Date Ideas
"Date Night" doesn't have to break the bank! Here's a list of meaningful and fun date ideas that you can do at home!
if you are like many people (myself included) the idea of budgeting seems overwhelming and makes you feel anxious. It can seem impossible to lay out a budget and stick to it. However, there are some things you can do to help you build budgeting skills. I’