Once you start receiving your first paychecks after graduation, knowing how to spend or save your money wisely can be tough. While you may be able to do your banking with just a few taps on your phone, managing money well is much more complicated. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Most people are at least somewhat tech-savvy these days. But when it comes to digital banking, you might be missing out on a few time-saving tricks. Here’s how the internet can help make your financial life easier.
When you’re trying to stick with a budget it’s never too early to start planning for your summer vacation. And because it’s a supply-and-demand world, the longer you wait to plan the more likely you’ll be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordable.
A budget is the most powerful tool available for establishing financial control. In this seminar, you’ll learn to identify short-, mid- and long-term goals, design a realistic spending plan to live within your means, and outline savings plans to reach your goals. You will also learn about different options available for getting out of debt, staying out of debt, and staying motivated.
Erin Lowry writes Broke Millennial, a weekly blog designed to help members of “Generation Me” become fiscally responsible.
Dealing with debt can be an anxiety inducing experience. The notion of being able to save while struggling to make ends meet is simply laughable. How dare someone suggest you build an emergency savings fund, or contribute to retirement when student loans, rent and credit card bills already eat up more than 60% of your monthly income? Even though it feels hopeless, there actually is a path to balance the opposing forces of paying off debt and saving for the future. In fact, you can get there in just five steps.
When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising prices. Generally, inflation is seen as a frustrating “financial fact of life” that passively affects everyone as price levels climb and as the dollar’s purchasing power decreases over time.
When it comes to financial planning, many of us have great, long-term dreams. But moment to moment, life can distract. Automating your savings and retirement, bill payments, and debt repayment can help you stay on track.
Saving money can be hard–unless you’re saving for something. Having a definite goal in mind gives you a better chance at success. Research shows that visualizing the benefits of saving makes people 25% more likely to save.
Should you buy, or rent? Pay off debt, or build an emergency fund? The trouble with money questions is the answer usually is, “It depends.” Because personal finance is more personal than finance. Here are three techniques for making good decisions.
It’s nice to think of the glass half full, but not necessarily when it comes to money. When you’re overly optimistic, it’s easy to convince yourself it will all be okay. But complacency leaves to inaction, and your financial future depends on you taking the right steps, right now. Here are three steps you can take.