We consulted with dozens of our recent debt program graduates to ask for some tips and tricks for building a successful budget and keeping expenses in check. Here is their list of our favorite (tested) life hacks for maintaining a smart (and successful) budget:
We get it. Budgeting requires great discipline. One of the hardest parts of managing your finances is building a budget (which our team of debt experts can help you with), but the harder part is following the budget that we help you create.
What would it mean to your financial picture to have an extra $100 each month in your bank account? You could pay down your high interest credit cards, start a savings account or begin investing. If you saved just $100 per month, that's an extra $1200 each year.
The New Year is always a time for reflection and goal setting. One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to save more money. Millions of people pledge at the start of every year that they will make it a goal to save more money. As with most New Year’s resolutions, we start out … Continue reading 20 Ways to Save More Money This Year
Money has a way of disappearing from your wallet. If you have a new baby then you may be aware of just how fast money can disappear. From the costs of diapers and clothing to medical expenses, having a new baby is an expensive decision. So, what do you do if you’re trying to make … Continue reading Budgeting for a New Baby
Food is a necessity that we can’t live without. This means we all must go grocery shopping from time to time. So, how do you save money on the inevitable costs of food and groceries? Here are four top tips for saving money on your grocery bill. Use Coupons & Shopping Apps Using coupons and … Continue reading 4 Tips for Saving Money on Your Grocery Bill
If you need to develop a savings account but don't know how you'll find the spare money, then you may need to look at your household budget. With a proper budget established, you'll have enough money for your fixed monthly expenses and for your savings account. It's very important to have a savings account. It's … Continue reading 3 Easy Steps to Create a Household Budget and Build-up your Savings Account
Debt problems don't happen overnight. They are the cumulative result of habits that build up over time. Often times, when people find themselves overwhelmed with debt they wish that they could just turn back the clock and change their ways. Instead of lamenting over past mistakes, why not identify problem-causing habits now and stop them … Continue reading 5 Bad Habits that Lead to Debt Disaster and How to Avoid Them
Between student loans, credit cards, and home mortgages, the average American household is in a lot of debt. Instead of ignoring or stressing over money problems, there are a few easy ways that you can take control of your finances. Using the five simple tips highlighted below, you can improve your financial situation and begin … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Finances