Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate our nation with food, friends and fireworks. It’s also a chance for people to overspend unnecessarily. If you are hosting a Fourth of July party this year, take a look at these suggestions for a budget-friendly affair that can help with debt reduction.
For much of the nation, summer is in full swing. For others, in just a few short days the bell will ring and children will be jumping for joy. Since summer vacation offers a lot of free time, many parents feel pressured to keep their kids occupied with camps, amusement parks and other pricey activities. Instead, here [...]
Without a budget, consumer debt and weddings seem to go hand-in-hand. After reading last week’s article on wedding budgets, you are now well aware of the importance of a managing your finances for such a major event. Let’s take a look at two wedding budgets and how they help to avoid consumer debt.
The weather has been cooperating but that doesn’t mean the gas prices have. If you’re like many of us who want to spend as much time outside as possible while trying to save a buck, you might be looking at your bicycle as a means of transportation. Bypass expensive gas prices and celebrate National Dump the [...]
Brides don’t typically think about credit card debt and budgeting when they dream of their wedding. However, it’s certainly the reality most couples will face when it comes to their special day. Creating a wedding budget is the perfect way to have a beautiful wedding without sacrificing your future financial stability.
Wondering how you can keep the kids learning during the dog days of summer? In addition to summer reading and all the other fun activities you have planned to occupy their time, perhaps it’s time to incorporate the subject of personal finance.
Love should not cripple your bank account or credit. And neither should having fun! If you are looking for cheap summer date ideas, you have come to the right place. The Talking Cents team has compiled this collection of tips to help you keep the romance alive without breaking the bank. Have a great summer and [...]
The sun is shining and that winter chill has finally passed. It’s time for outdoor activities and gorgeous summer nights. Delicious produce is now in season and summer is the best time to start eating healthy. Today we’re going to share how you can keep the medical bills down by fueling your body nutritiously while creating budget [...]
Views on saving for retirement vary widely. It may seem impossible, too far away to start, or an important part of your budget already. For this month’s personal finance challenge, the Talking Cents blog challenges you to start saving for retirement so you can be financially stable in your golden years.
Is student loan debt holding you back? We polled a number of people on how they were managing their student loans, and what financial goals and purchases they’ve had to put on hold in order to pay off this debt. Through the answers we received we’ve put together a video on some things that every graduate [...]