I've been trying to earn some extra money in a few ways lately. I appreciate every one of my side ventures, and I have a plan and goal in mind for building them up into something legitimate. However, sometimes they don't always work out. A lot of things don't work out, and you may have … Continue reading Volatility and Consistency
Times changed quick, didn't they? The speed at which the economy went from booming and outstanding to plummeting through the floor was shocking. The Coronavirus Pandemic has drastically altered the world as we know it, and now, unemployment has risen to incredible levels. I must say, I really enjoyed writing about personal finance and saving … Continue reading How to Handle an Upside Down Economy
*I know I've been slacking on Financial Fridays. I promise we'll get back to them, but things have gotten so bogged up around here, I haven't had the time. I'm sure all seven of my regular readers are disappointed.* Alright, so I know I've been preaching to you through this blog about developing an emergency … Continue reading How to Build an Emergency Fund
Have you heard about cutting the cord? No, this isn't when your parents were reluctant to let you go to college so you had to convince them to take a step back and let you be your own person. This is about your television service. We live in an era of ubiquitous information and data … Continue reading 5 Ways to Cut Cable So You Can Save $$$
Sometimes, you're in financial muck so deep you're not quite sure where you are. If you haven't kept tabs on your own financial health, you may think you're alright without actually realizing that you're not in a healthy spot. In the end, we all want to get financially healthy - it's important for your future … Continue reading 7 Signs You’re Living Above Your Means and 5 Ways to Fix It
Everyone could use a little extra change in their pocket. If you look back at my posts on building a better budget or striking out on your own, you'll know you need to trim down your expenses so you can fit them into the big buckets. The first thing you should look at doing whenever … Continue reading Trim Your Budget With These 20 Actions
If you've been following along with my posts, you'll know that you should be squeezing extra money out of your budget. The thing with a budget, though, is that it should be leveraged towards your goals. So why not start with a simple goal? Creating a small financial goal will help you apply your finances … Continue reading What can you do with $500 extra?
There are many different types of budgets around today, for any type of spender or saver. Almost everyone has a tip or trick they use as a goal to manage their finances and ensure they're achieving their personal savings targets. But not all budget plans are created equal. If you're like me, you'll scour the … Continue reading Build a Budget: What is the 50/30/20 Rule?
Let's talk budget! This is one of the least fun discussions to have with your family, mainly because it typically means you're not doing a good job with your budget. However, having a defined family budget is very important for achieving your financial goals. So what really happens when you start planning your monthly budget … Continue reading Family Budget Planning: Expectation vs. Reality
Last post we discussed setting goals and how that impacts the success of your budget. It's obviously important to know what you're aiming towards so that you can set yourself up for success. But what happens when we don't succeed? Every time I try to eat healthy, I will typically make it a week, maybe … Continue reading Budget Success Part 2: Planning for Failure