Family

Game Night Fun: Buy Property, Build Hotels, and Learn Valuable Financial Lessons

On rainy summer afternoons or cozy Friday nights, there’s nothing like huddling around the dining room table, pizza stacked on nearby plates, with a wad of rainbow-colored cash in hand and the buzz of anticipation in the air. Whether you’re gearing up to battle for the doctor career card in The Game of Life® (who […]

Family

Back-to-School Savings: An A-Z Guide on Shopping Without Going Over Budget

Fresh haircuts. White sneakers. Bulging backpacks. Yes, it sounds like school’s back in session. And with that comes those back-to-school expenses, too. According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in K-12 expected to spend an average of $696.70 during back-to-school season, with clothing and accessories ($239.82), and electronics ($203.44) as the two most […]

Travel

Last-Minute Travel? How To Ready Your Wallet for Your Spontaneous Getaway

Investing. It’s a popular method roughly half of Americans use to achieve financial independence. But what does independence really mean? Getting away, apparently. According to a recent Ally Invest survey, 38 percent of respondents listed travel as an important reason why they invest. It’s not surprising that you want to invest and save up for […]

College

Newly Retired or a Recent Grad? Student Debt Affects All Generations

Student loan debt and Millennials. In news headlines (and meme culture), the two seem to go hand in hand. But Millennials are far from the only age group feeling the pain. Sure, Millennials (born in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s) hold 48% of the $1.49 trillion in outstanding student loans, but the student loan debt […]

College

How to Pay Off Student Loans and Start Saving

With the average amount of student debt reaching $29,800 in 2018, college students can feel like they’re graduating with an albatross hanging from their cap instead of a tassle. So it wouldn’t be any surprise that before the ink is dry on your college diploma, you might already be exploring ways to pay off your […]

Family

Teaching Kids About Money: 4 Things Your Kids Need to Know

For most parents, the end of summer means moving on from pool floaties and popsicles to backpacks and pencil boxes — and a renewed emphasis on learning. You want to teach your kids about money, but between reading logs and art projects, it can be tempting to hope they just pick it up at school. […]

Wedding

Tips to Say ‘I Do’ Without Going Into Debt

It’s not just a fancy honeymoon trip to Bali that tips the cost of getting married from affordable to “Eek, that’s a massive bill!” With the wedding alone costing close to $34,000 on average (not including the honeymoon expenses), it’s no wonder couples feel stressed about money before and after their nuptials. In fact, according […]

Family

Keto on the Cheap? Paleo for Pennies? Yes, You Can Eat Healthy on a Budget

Healthy eating habits are nothing new, but anyone who’s made avocado toast knows that eating healthy on a budget can be challenging. You know to swap out starchy foods for whole grains and to reach for protein and fiber-rich foods in lieu of sugary and processed fare, yet organic food and specialty ingredients can add […]

Family

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

More people may be renting a home than ever before, but owning a home is still part of the American Dream that many of us aspire to achieve. Browsing real estate listings and attending open houses might seem easy enough, but the price isn’t the only thing you should consider when buying a home. From […]

Travel

How to Save for Vacation: Tips and Tricks to Help Make Your Dream Vacation Affordable

Whether you’re a camper, theme-park enthusiast, or international adventurer, summer is one of the best times to travel. The kids are out of school and, while adults don’t get a three-month break from laptops, meetings, or their bosses, summer is the time to have some fun in the sun. According to a recent AAA Travel […]

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