It’s that time of year again! No, I am not talking about flu season – I’m talking about tax season. Either you are dreading it, or you are looking forward to receiving that refund. What is your spending plan for your refund? A lot of people are tempted to spend their refund before the money even hits their bank account; but with careful planning and thoughtful consideration, that money can be spent in a way that puts those hard earned dollars to work for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Medical bills sending your reeling?
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, an estimated 1 in 3 Americans report having difficulty paying their medical bills – that is, they have had problems affording medical bills within the past year, or they are gradually paying past bills over time, or they have bills they can’t afford to pay at all.1 Read the rest of this entry »
From renting or buying a place to live, to paying off credit card bills or making a simple trip to the neighborhood store, we make important personal decisions about money every day.
Winter is just around the corner…
and if you are a homeowner, this means Fall chores.
If you don’t want to end up like Frosty and attempt to do yard-prep in the snow, our list is for you. (As in, start now, finish now, and please, don’t wait until later.)
Most of the tasks below are relatively inexpensive to do and will save you from far more costly repairs in the long run.
Here are 15 ways to avoid becoming a Snow-Leaf: Read the rest of this entry »
What do you do when an anticipated paycheck doesn’t come?
How do you determine which bills to pay first?
Here are 5 steps to take when life shuts down… Read the rest of this entry »
When shopping for a home, what’s on your list?
It can be easy to fall in love with a house at first sight. But when you buy a house, you are buying more than the house itself. You are buying the neighbors and the neighborhood and a lot of things you might not have considered. Are you a young couple beginning a new family or are you shopping for a home to take you into retirement? Read the rest of this entry »
Just as the joys of home ownership appear in ways large and small, so do home maintenance needs and expenses.
In honor of Homeownership Month, here are do-it-yourself ways to tackle that to-do list on a budget: Read the rest of this entry »