Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting and stressful experiences of your life! From cake flavors and color schemes to bridal party attire and deciding on flowers, it can be enough to seriously consider eloping. One of the most difficult pieces of the wedding puzzle is setting and sticking to a budget. It seems as though any service is doubled after the word wedding is said and trying to figure out how to cover the expenses can be a daunting task. Once you’ve said "yes" and the wedding planning begins, budget is usually the first conversation that is had between the couple and any other family members involved. Look to these few tips to help relieve some of that budgeting pressure:
Smell that? That’s the sweet, sweet smell of the open road. Freedom from your everyday obligations, adult responsibilities, and diet rules. Temporarily…let’s not get crazy, bills still need to be paid and that kale isn’t going to eat itself. All that negativity aside, there’s a road trip adventure awaiting you! North, south, east, or west – no road map is needed here. Plus, you likely have GPS already, just in case ;). When the open road is on your horizon, do visions of a shiny RV dance in your head? Mine too. Herding the fam into the RV is the prime travel cliché, but for some, the cost-benefits may be the reason behind it. Driving motorhomes or hauling travel trailers offer not only the capacity to bring that “home essence” on vacation, but can also be a more affordable way of traveling, considering the average rate of hotel rooms for the family.
My favorite bicycle vendor refuses to offer a lifetime warranty on their products. Their argument is that they want to make something so good it doesn’t need a warranty. What the other manufacturers do is make something so cheaply that, with markup, they are expecting every item to be replaced by a warranty at least once and they still turn a profit. To do that, the manufacturing cost has to be incredibly low, which brings the quality down.
There are plenty of people who don't have an emergency fund. In fact, nearly 30 percent of Americans don't, according to a report by NeighborWorks America.