Do you remember when you or your parents would take on the task of balancing the checkbook? The checkbook register would be out. Bills spread out all over the table. A calculator. A pencil. And lots of huffing, puffing and holding breath, hoping it all balanced out as it should.
“Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Christmas is on its way!” Whether you admit it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas stretches our time, and bank account. To make sure the red is only found in decorations, and not on your budget sheet, here are 6 tips to make your holiday more merry and bright.
Make a List
Those last minute purchases kill your budget. This holiday season, make a list early. Don’t forget to include all those extras … Continue Reading
It’s the weekend. That great new movie came out that you and your friends have been waiting for. You don’t get paid until next Friday and don’t have enough money in your bank account to cover the cost the night will inevitably entail. Do you:
- Put the cost of the night on your credit card.
- Ask a friend to cover your cost, promising to pay them back.
- Suggest getting a movie from Redbox and staying in.
- Just stay home.
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What Exactly Happened
From 2011 until now, Wells Fargo employees have been opening bank accounts and credit cards of current customers without their knowledge. The customers were then charged fees for not having enough money in the account and not using the account often enough. The employees made up fake email … Continue Reading
Trump? Hillary? Republican? Democrat? The change in presidential power, among other factors can have adverse effects on the economy. With this looming election, should you be concerned about your finances? Here are three things you can do to help you know if you should be worried.
Analyze your Risk
Before you get worried about what changes either candidate will make if elected, first look at your own investments and finances. Figure out where you have invested your money and what … Continue Reading