Financial health is something that shouldn’t be overlooked. It can mean the difference between being able to buy that dream house or claiming bankruptcy. While money is a tough and uncomfortable subject for many, it’s important not to put your head in the sand. If you find that your finances are spiralling out of control - thanks to the coronavirus pandemic or another reason, here are 4 … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Finances Back on Track
Families operate on one, or two, incomes. The best way to manage your household finances is to have a budget.
Sick of spending a fortune on bills? If there’s always too much month at the end of your money then things need to change, when you work hard for your wage the last thing you want is money being spent unnecessarily when some simple cutbacks would make saving easy. Here are a few ways you can go about it. Think about your food spend One place most of us will be able to save money- … [Read more...] about Bills Through The Roof? Here’s How You Can Bring Them Down
Having a family, a home, a job, friends, and a social life, can take up a lot of your time, and a whole heap of your money. So being able to look for some ways to save, especially on the everyday ‘must haves’ is a really good idea. When you’re able to do this, it can free up some disposable income, and mean more money to pay off debts, as well as more money for your family. It is a pretty … [Read more...] about Frugal Living and Saving on the Must Haves
Face it. Setting up a budget and paying attention to what you’re spending can be difficult. It’s time-consuming, places restrictions on you, and is something that always seems to be on tomorrow’s to-do list. It doesn’t need to be that way though. When a budget is done right, having control of your money is quite empowering and can assist you with reaching your financial goals. You might even … [Read more...] about Creating a Budget That Works for You
Money management is one of those things that pretty much no one is completely “comfortable” with. Even if you feel like you’re on top of things, it is all but inevitable that you will sometimes spend more in a particular budget category then you should have, that you will have less money coming in than you thought you would on a given month, or that you will have forgotten about a large annual … [Read more...] about Why an Envelope Style Budgeting System Might Be a Lifesaver
It's true that everyone has a right to live where they want to live. You're allowed to live anywhere you desire. However, where you live may affect your finances. It can either help you flourish or hinder your advancement. Before you move to a new area, you should consider the following elements that may change your financial status: Cost-of-Living Differences The cost-of-living refers to your … [Read more...] about How Your Finances Are Affected By Where You Live
Getting approved for a mortgage is a major financial milestone. However, getting one is just the beginning. You also need to manage the payments wisely. For most households, the monthly mortgage payment is the biggest expense. Managing it properly will result in savings and ensure that you won’t be late in paying the monthly installments. Check the Mortgage Statement It is important that you … [Read more...] about A Guide to Managing Your Mortgage Payments
Nothing beats convenience, except the consequences of using that convenience improperly. When it comes to making purchases, credit cards offer the ultimate in convenience. However, used unwisely, convenience can easily become controversy. Sadly, most people tend to use them with little regard to strategy. To help you avoid that trap, here are some things you shouldn’t do with credit cards. Pay … [Read more...] about Things You Shouldn’t Do with Credit Cards
It’s a tragic and well-worn stereotype that money issues break up couples and sour relationships left, right and centre. It’s difficult to think of many other practical elements of your life with your partner that are as likely to result in as much emotional turmoil and upheaval as financial issues, if they’re not properly addressed and handled. But while money issues can be a major source of … [Read more...] about How to Keep Money From Disrupting Your Relationship
When we hit a certain age, we have so much of a disposable income, that we could (almost) buy anything we want! At least, in our day-to-day lives, we can get the essentials, such as clothes, books, and the like. But, this leaves you longing for bigger, more expensive gadgets and purchases. And these purchases require a lot of saving up for! So, when you get some birthday money come your way, you … [Read more...] about Getting On In Years? Worthwhile Purchases To Make With That Birthday Money!
It may not be glamorous or fun, but setting a budget for your family and your finances is really important, especially as a new year has just started. Priorities change, new things will need money to be spent on, and the family situation can change from time to time. So if you haven’t been creating a budget for a long time, then it can help to take some time to do it now. What are the best ways to … [Read more...] about Building a Family Budget That Actually Works For You
Being a parent is a rigorous enterprise. Being a single parent can seem like an uphill struggle. As we make a start on the New Year it can feel that while your childless and coupled friends are making the usual New Year’s resolutions about weight loss and career progression, you’re just hoping that you’ll be able to keep your head above water both financially and psychologically. Coping with the … [Read more...] about Single Moms: You Can Achieve Financial Independence in 2018!