15 Practical Budgeting Tips

It’s the dreaded B-word—budgeting. Unfortunately, the word budget has gotten a bad rap. When it all boils down, a budget is just a plan for your money. Budgeting means you’re spending with purpose before the month begins. Unfortunately, many people view a budget as a straitjacket that will keep them from doing what they want. But that couldn’t be further from[…]

Back to School Shopping Budget

Before sending your kids back to the classroom with sharpened pencils and brown-bag lunches, take a look at these tips for creating and sticking to a back-to-school budget.   Plan it out. Before you start shopping for school supplies, figure out how much you can spend. Don’t leave anything out — it’s better to know[…]