Super easy money saving challenge + free printable

Beginning a $1000 savings challenge is a great way to kickstart any of your financial goals. Whether your emergency fund needs pumped up, it’s vacation time, or one of the kids needs braces, having a padded savings fund is key to avoiding any new debt. Can you imagine coming back from a weeklong vacation in…

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How to get out of debt

Racking up debt can happen for a variety of reasons: overspending, medical issues, a car accident, a layoff. Often it can take just one or two unplanned instances to end up neck deep and struggling – especially if you’re already living paycheck to paycheck. Millions of Americans are one paycheck away from accuring more debt,…

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How to boost your credit score quickly

Whether you like it or not, your credit score affects your daily life. Everything from getting approved for a loan to getting a job can be dependent upon having a good credit score. This is why it’s important to learn how to boost your credit score and keep it there. If you are a fan…

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These are the 9 best personal finance books that will change your life (and aren't Dave Ramsey)

From Suze Orman to Dave Ramsey – and every finance guru in between – everyone claims to have the best personal finance books. But how do you find the one that fits your personal finance approach? Whether you love him or loathe him, Dave Ramsey is one of the most talked about financial gurus out…

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Medical bills are unfortunately a part of our life, no matter your plan, coverage or deductible. Whether you’ve just had a checkup, a baby – or something in between – chances are you’re going to end up with a medical bill. But what do you do if those services are incorrectly billed and processed? Here’s…

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The average American has over $7,000 just in credit card debt. Ouch. Add to that student loans, car loans, medical debt and mortgages, and you’ve got a ton of stress and quite possibly a less than stellar credit score. The average APR on credit cards is 15%. If you take a year to pay off…

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How to stop overspending with one easy trick

I love to shop. It might not be for clothes, expensive purses, or jewelry, but I love to buy home decor. And daydream about herringbone backsplashes and kitchen remodels. Oh, and don’t forget about the hours I could spend in any craft or home improvement store within a 50 mile radius! The cold, hard truth…

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