A comprehensive financial plan serves as a framework for organizing the pieces of your financial picture. With a financial plan in place, you'll be better able to focus on your goals and understand what it will take to reach them.
Topics: Financial Planning
If you're like most people, saving money can get hard when your heart's desire for a little fun bumps up against your brain's strict budgetary rules. Life is all about finding a balance between the two -- all while making sure your account balance stays in the black.
The good news is that there are ways to save even while enjoying yourself. You don't have to skip that big-deal anniversary dinner or avoid a hip new restaurant that's creating so much buzz. Try these tips to save money while eating out.
When you're planning your next vacation, consider making reservations at a charming bed & breakfast. This type of lodging can be more personable than a hotel, and the amenities can save you money. Find savings in these three perks:
While most people realize monetary savings are important, more than half of adults in America reported having less than $1,000 squirreled away in 2017. As many as 39 percent -- that's over a third -- said they had nothing saved. The economic climate for many people hasn't led to extreme savings, but putting aside just a little for that inevitable rainy day can make a huge difference in your stress level and future monetary woes. Here's a look at why you should start saving and how to get into the habit.
Topics: Saving Accounts
Some people genuinely enjoy the process of buying a new vehicle. The dealerships, the research, the haggling, and even the salespeople. Then, there are some people who would rather experience none of that at all. In fact, they’d prefer that someone else (who loves doing all of that) do it for them instead. That ‘someone else’ has to exist, right? Well, they do.