Feb 16, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

The Top Four Resources for Financial Literacy [2021]

2020 left most American adults feeling financially vulnerable, so it comes as no surprise that many people are seeking out the top resources for financial literacy. But with a world of information at our fingertips, how do we decide what’s a top resource for financial literacy and what’s simply lingering among the valuable information in the Google search results? A quick search for the question, how do I start learning about personal finance, retrieves 3.5 billion results in less than a full second. We’ve done the digging to make the top resources for financial literacy easier to find.

Feb 9, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

How to Stick to Your New Year's Financial Resolutions

It’s always right around this time of year that we start wondering: how do you stick to your New Year’s financial resolutions? We set them with good intentions, ringing in the new year with a heightened sense of ambition and hope, but our motivation almost inevitably begins to wane as the cold months drag on. In fact, 80% of individuals who set New Year’s resolutions abandon them by February. So, how do we stick to our New Year’s financial resolutions and find ourselves in the 20% instead of the 80%? Thankfully, we’ve identified a few tried-and-true ways to stay committed to our goals. 

Feb 2, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

How to Make Valentine’s Day Special on a Budget

Valentine’s Day 2021 is fast approaching, and it has left many of us wondering how to make the holiday special on a budget. With the pandemic adding an additional level of difficulty, a lowkey Valentine’s Day celebration is pretty much a necessity. And thankfully, low-key usually translates to budget-friendly, too. From DIY decor and homemade dinners and desserts to themed movie and game nights, there are plenty of ways to make Valentine’s Day special on a budget. Read on for a breakdown of our favorites.

Jan 5, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

Four Tips to Identify Budget-Friendly Car Insurance Options

Wondering how to identify budget-friendly car insurance options and cut costs in the new year? The average annual cost for full coverage car insurance in the United States is $1,134. Experts maintain that most Americans are overpaying for auto insurance by hundreds of dollars each year. Whether you’ve stuck it out with your overpriced policy out of loyalty or a lack of better options, this is one change that could save you a significant amount of money this year. And thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways to identify budget-friendly car insurance options.

Dec 29, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

4 Financial New Year's Resolutions for 2021

Whether the idea of 2021 financial New Year’s resolutions excites or terrifies you, they’re a great way to keep your financial goals at the front of your mind. And they don’t have to be huge and overwhelming. In fact, making some of your resolutions easier to achieve can help you gain momentum and stay on track to reach your bigger goals. 

Dec 22, 2020 3:53:23 PM Budget, Celebrations

It’s Official: What You Should Know About Economic Stimulus Check # 2

Recent news coming out of Congress is sure to delight several Americans still struggling with financial woes related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the $900 billion economic relief package that made its way through Congress on December 21, 2020, another round of stimulus checks will soon be on their way.

Dec 15, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

5 Festive Tips to Celebrate Christmas on a Budget.

Temperatures are dropping, cocoa cups are warming up, and Christmas trees are weaseling their way out of the attic. Many people hail the holiday season as the most wonderful time of the year. And we can’t say they’re wrong! But it can also be the most expensive time of the year. From holiday gifts and beautiful wrappings to massive meals and costly decorations, things start to add up pretty quickly. 

Dec 1, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

How to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time that makes many of us realize just how lucky we are. Surrounded by loved ones, tucked under blankets, and full of delicious holiday meals, we gain a greater understanding of the importance of home and family. This is a great time to focus on these feelings, but it’s also a great time to practice charitable giving as well.

Nov 17, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

Thanksgiving on a Budget

The holidays can be incredible occasions. Full days to rest, relax, and eat to your heart’s content. But when you’re on a budget, the holidays can also feel a bit overwhelming. For a holiday that typically features a full week’s worth of meals in one day, celebrating Thanksgiving on a budget can be tricky. 

Nov 3, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

How to Plan Your Holiday Spending

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday spending in 2019 grew by 4.1% from the previous year – landing at a whopping $730.2 billion. Holiday spending statistics like this one tell us that Americans, in general, are spending incredible amounts of money around this time of year.