What is a “want?” And what is a “need?” While everyone has their own wants and needs, being able to differentiate between the two can be difficult. Being able to clearly define each can help you improve your savings, which can help you build up […]View more
Types of Expenses
Fixed expenses, variable expenses, and irregular expenses are the three categories that make up your budget, and are vitally important when learning to manage your money properly. When you’ve committed to following a budget, you must know how to put your plan into action. […]View more
Four Finance Topics Every Kid Should Know
It’s never too early to learn how to handle your money. Imagine if your child were suddenly about to move out but never learned how to manage an income. The things kids need to now about finances are not that different than what adults need […]View more
4 Ways to Celebrate National Financial Awareness Day
With all the uncertainty and financial ups-and-downs this year has given us, it’s important we take a step back and reevaluate, reassess, and regroup. Financial awareness means different things to different people. For some, it comes with the awareness and monitoring of a savings or […]View more
My Savings has Been Wiped Clean; How can I Replenish it?
Q: The last few months have been really tough on my finances, and I’ve been forced to use my savings for getting by. My emergency fund and savings account are basically zero. Now that my financial situation is starting to improve, I’d like to start […]View more
How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps
If you’re always wondering how you’re going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats and you can’t seem to find money to put into savings, then you probably need a budget. A budget is not a magic potion that […]View more
Why Does my Credit Score Matter?
Your credit score is made up of three numbers, serving as an indicator of your financial history, wellness and responsibility. These three little numbers can spell the difference between approval and rejection for a mortgage, a job, a rental unit and so much more. We […]View more