Investing

Ready, Set, Invest! 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Ready to Start Investing

When you decide that it’s time to start investing, sometimes the hardest part can be knowing where to start. For beginners, taking that initial plunge into the market can seem intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. You can get the ball rolling by answering just a few simple questions – like the ones below. […]

Finance Basics

Turn Spring Cleaning into Charitable Giving

We’re not exactly sure why springtime inspires us to start cleaning and decluttering. But, we’re grateful for the motivation in any case. It can be bittersweet to let some of your belongings go, but we think it’s worth the sentimental struggle to be liberated from clutter. Plus, if you’re able to find a charitable organization […]

Finance Basics

3 Easy Financial Adjustments that Pay Dividends for Years

There are days when staying on top of your finances might seem like a full-time job. Fortunately, not everything you do to help your money situation needs to be hard or take a long time. There are many little things you can do that have big results. Here are three very easy financial moves that […]

Investing

The Importance of Portfolio Rebalancing

Over time, you might start to see your portfolio asset-allocation veer off track because of market ups and downs. Market variation could cause the performance of an individual stock to improve, while other stocks either remain consistent or actually start to decline in performance during a certain period of time. To give an example of […]

Credit

Credit 101: What Is Credit And How Does It Work?

According to a NerdWallet survey conducted by Harris Poll, most Americans don’t understand how common actions can affect their credit scores. This can have a seriously negative impact on their financial situation. Here are a few tips on building your credit – a smart money habit. Building (and maintaining) a solid credit background can strengthen your negotiating […]

Investing

25 Simple Ways to Save for Investing

According to research, less than ten percent of Americans feel they’re successful in achieving their New Year’s resolutions. If you started this year with the hope of building your investments, don’t despair. While it may seem like every dollar you earn is already spoken for, you’ll be surprised at how many ways you could find […]

Saving

The Simple Rule I’ve Been Following to Get Healthy While Saving Money

I’m someone who can be – If I’m being totally honest with myself – very lazy when it comes to fitness. I’ve always been someone for whom physical activity was a byproduct of other hobbies or obligations I had going on in my life. And living in a city like New York requires enough baseline […]

Finance Basics

How to Get a Financial Education – On Your Terms

There is no one-size-fits-all plan for improving your financial literacy. A good plan should be tailored to financial decisions you’re facing today and fit the way you learn best. Whether you learn best sitting on the couch with your dog, or chatting with your friends over coffee, we’ve got you covered. Whatever your terms are, […]

Saving

Meal Prep Ideas to Help You Save Cash and Time

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram lately, you’ve likely seen the beautiful #MealPrep photos—those organized, bento-style food boxes prepared ahead of time and arranged neatly for the week. Here are some tips you can use to begin meal prepping. And bonus—you could start to save a ton on take-out. Take Baby Steps Meal prepping […]

Budget

4 Tips to Get Fit on a Budget

There’s a strong connection between your money and your health—the more physically fit you are the more financially fit you can be. But working out these days can get pretty expensive. Between gym fees, gear, and trainers, it’s costing us an arm and a leg before we set an arm or leg in the gym. […]