The Post-Holiday Budget Recovery Guide

The Post-Holiday Budget Recovery Guide

The holidays are over, and if you’ve gone over budget with your spending, it’s time to deal with the aftermath. Instead of living in a financial deficit, take steps to repair your budget as soon as the last guest leaves. 

Here’s how you can get your budget back on track for the new year.

Review your holiday spending

Before

What to Buy and What to Skip in January

What to Buy and What to Skip in January

What’s your January shopping style–all shopped out, or ready to hit the mall again as soon as the last guest leaves? Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered! January begins with a bang, but there are no major shopping holidays once the new year gets underway. Of course, you can still pick up great bargains this month, or find that you’ve overpaid on

How to Budget in Times of Inflation

How to Budget in Times of Inflation

With inflation at record highs, many Americans are finding it difficult to stick to a budget. After all, when groceries have leapt in price and household staples can be double, or even triple, what they cost just a year ago, how can the same amount of money get you through the month?

Sticking to a budget during times of high inflation is

Back-to-School Shopping Hacks

Back to School Shopping Hacks

It’s back-to-school season, and that means you’ve got a list of stuff a mile long to buy. The good news is that you don’t need to break the budget during the second-biggest shopping season of the year. There are lots of ways to save, and if you plan your shopping well in advance instead of frantically rushing to get everything done at the last minute, you can

Should I Buy an Electric Car?

Should I Buy an Electric Car?

Q: With gas prices soaring and expected to continue climbing into the foreseeable future, I’m wondering if this is a good time to consider purchasing an electric car. Should I buy an electric vehicle now?

A: Thousands of drivers are grappling with this question as gas prices peak. While an

15 Fun Gifts for Dad that Don’t Break the Budget

It’s Dad’s time, and you want to go all out to make your all-time favorite hero happy. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you need to drain your wallet. You can make Dad’s day, and keep your budget, too. Here are 15 fun and low-cost gifts that’ll make Dad smile this Father’s Day.

1. iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPod charging dock

This awesome charging dock can give some juice to an iPhone,

6 Gifts for Mom that Don’t Break the Budget

6 Gifts for Mom that Don’t Break the Budget

It’s time to show Mom how much she means to you! If the idea of Mother’s Day brings thoughts of pricey chocolates, flowers, and other gifts, along with a busted budget, you may be going about this the wrong way. No worries, though; we can help. Here’s a list of six ways you can show your mom how much you care without draining your wallet.

How to Celebrate Memorial Day on a Budget

How to Celebrate Memorial Day on a Budget

Celebrating Memorial Day can cost a pretty penny, but there’s no need to spend lavishly to have an epic holiday weekend. Here’s how to celebrate Memorial Day on a budget.

1. Hit the beach

Get out to the shore at the first opportunity! The beach can provide hours of relaxation and fun for the entire family at little or no

How Can I Save on Super Bowl Sunday?

How Can I Save on Super Bowl Sunday?

Q: I’m looking forward to hosting a big party on Super Bowl Sunday and possibly watching my favorite team celebrate their major victory, but I don’t want to blow my budget on this party. How can I save on hosting a Super Bowl party?


A: Super Bowl parties are always great fun

New Year, New Money Habits: How to Stick With It in 2022

New Year, New Money Habits: How to Stick With It in 2022

If you’re like most people, you start each year with a list of resolutions to help you improve various aspects of your life. The list may include resolutions to help you become more physically fit, further your career growth and improve your personal relationships. Another category of resolutions you may

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