Enjoy the Season: 8 Brilliant Strategies to Beat the Holiday Rush

We all know that person—let’s call him Last-Minute Larry—who leaves every holiday task to Christmas Eve. Poor Larry. He shows up to Christmas dinner with gifts wrapped in plastic bags (the horror!) and an empty wallet after having gotten all but robbed at the shopping mall. Not only has Larry spent more money than the rest of us, he’s also put himself through more stress. If you can’t stand the idea of long lines, pseudo-deals and holiday traffic, then you’ve got to do everything you can to … [Read more...]

Quick Tips On Increasing Your Travel Budget

It is said that traveling is a great way to expand your mind and grow as a person. However, traveling can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars per trip even if you keep expenses to a minimum. Therefore, it can be to your benefit to know of as many ways as possible to increase your travel budget. Apply for a Credit Card  A credit card can provide you with quick cash to provide financial flexibility while away from home. It can be used as an emergency fund if you lose your cash or as a way to … [Read more...]

Skimp and Save – 5 Practical Ways to Save Money Every Day

With countless studies and reports showing the shockingly large numbers of people struggling with debt, it’s plain to see that most of them are living beyond their means. This is why there’s no time like the present to begin trimming extra dollars off your budget. You don’t need to be an extreme cheapskate to save money on a daily basis. There are plenty of simple ways to cut down on spending, where even the smallest things count in the long run. Here are five easy ways you can cut costs … [Read more...]

Shopping on a Budget Made Easy

Grocery shopping is one of those financial obligations that one simply cannot get away from, regardless of how hard you try. In the USA, the monthly grocery budget ranges between 12.4% and 33% of the total household income according to data compiled by the USDA.  That amounts to a lot of money, especially if you have a myriad of other obligations you have to worry about as well. As a mom, you inherently want what is best for your family, and that includes having them well-fed and happy at all … [Read more...]

From Bending The Knee To Prepping The Venue: What Does The Pre-Wedding Planning Entail

Pop up the champagne! She said “YES”! However, now is the time to get ready for the stressing ceremonies coming your way. Yes, the wedding preps are supposed to be exciting, but it takes a lot of efforts to ensure perfection. Save the date, everyone! The first and foremost task before you indulge in the preparations is a crazy stag party. Get hold of your best mate and make sure he throws you the most memorable party of your single life, with professionals offering bespoke stag … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips: Thing You Should Change Now That You Have a Family

Starting a family is exciting but it comes with great responsibility too. Now that you are no longer living solo, it is important to be wiser when it comes to every decision you make especially when it involves money. It is important to spend wisely and save money for the future. It can be a bit challenging to adjust from your lifestyle when you were single and now that you have your own family, but you should do your best. In this article, we will discuss some of the things that you should … [Read more...]

5 Fun Cities to Visit on a Budget

Taking a trip to the city should not have to cost you an arm and a leg. In many cases, most cities are quite walkable and offer a variety of activities to occupy a single day trip. This way, you avoid the costs of an overnight stay, and you get to pack your day full of sightseeing and exploring. When on a budget, you may think that all of your destinations for city visits would have to be small and off the beaten path. However, the following guide will show you that cities, from big to small, … [Read more...]

How to Have Fun Without Spending a Penny

Money is a big problem for a lot of people. Whether you're broke and you need to save enough cash to pay the bills, you're simply trying to save more money, or you want to spend less, we all have money issues we need to deal with. The thing about cash - is that you can never get enough of it, but the quest for infinite wealth is enough to get even the most optimistic person down. The good news is that you don't have to be rich to have fun and enjoy your life. There are plenty of great family … [Read more...]