African American man indulging in retail therapy

A wise blogger at Forbes recently said, “The road to bankruptcy is paved with good deals.” Think about it. Each of us has a favorite store, accessories, tech goods, or some other non-essential item that is either just a little too pricey or is simply out of our budget…that is, until a sale hits —…

man and woman budgeting using the 50/20/30 rule

One of the first steps to financial success is writing and sticking to a budget. Setting up a budget provides visibility and control over personal finances, allowing individuals to track how much they are spending and where and helping them avoid frivolous spending by staying within set limits. However, traditional budgets are not for everyone…

For many people in their twenties, learning experiences and financial decisions are plentiful. The transition from college to the professional world takes place during this time, and graduates learn how to support themselves without the help of their parents. It is an exciting time for 20-somethings to be financially independent, but it can also be…

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year — for everything except your wallet. With the average American spending $752 on holiday gifts and existing utility bills increasing as temperatures start to drop, the winter months can challenge even the most budget-conscious individuals. Luckily, there are several things you can do to…

When deciding about whether to eat at a restaurant or to cook at home, many people immediately think about the health benefits of home cooking. Preparing your meals at home obviously allows you to control calories and limit indulgent ingredients, but it can also be healthier for your budget — and your waistline. When most…

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