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Budgeting

Woman filing taxes from savings account

Do You Pay Taxes on a High-Yield Savings Account?

By Tom Jackson | May 9, 2024

High-yield savings accounts have become the no-brainer strategy for large portions of the investor class, for an assortment of compelling reasons. But keep a rein on your enthusiasm for this…

Man with calculator doing Zero-Based Budgeting

Zero Based Budgeting

By Sarah Brady | April 11, 2024

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. If you look for financial advice on TikTok, there’s a good chance you’ll come across misinformation. But every once in a…

Single Parent Budget

Budgeting for Single Parents

By Phil Sheridan | April 11, 2024

Whether you’ve been a single parent for years or you’re new to raising children on your own, chances are this wasn’t the plan. And that’s life, adapting your plans to…

Notepad with Financial Tips

Budgeting Tips for Young Adults

By Maureen Milliken | March 27, 2024

A budget is a plan for the money you make and how you spend it. If you’re earning and spending, you should also be budgeting and saving. It’s the key…

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How to Stick to a Budget

By Michael Knisley | March 14, 2024

Budgeting is like dieting. Maybe you’ll be one of those fortunate eaters who can make the pounds melt away just by cutting back a little on soda pop and sugary…

Man averaging out his monthly expenses with a calculator

Average Monthly Expenses for American Households

By Phil Sheridan | March 14, 2024

If you came into 2024 resolving to get your family spending under control, you are certainly not alone. Getting more exercise, eating better, losing weight – paying off overdue debts!…

Money inside of envelope on a desk

How To Use the Envelope Budgeting System

By Sarah Brady | March 5, 2024

From apps to spreadsheets and expert-recommended methods, there are a lot of ways to create and follow a budget. No one system is best since each person has their own…

Woman saving money from her paycheck and putting it into a piggy bank

How Much Should You Save From Each Paycheck?

By Phil Sheridan | February 14, 2024

It is best to start saving in your 20s, but do not despair. The next best options are to start saving in your 30s, your 40s, or wherever you find…

Sticky note with 50-30-20 budget rule written on it

The 50/30/20 Rule for Budgeting

By Tom Jackson | February 9, 2024

Virtually every successful financial plan rises from the same foundation: a workable, sustainable, well-balanced budget. As with most schemes, however, the devil lurks in the details. To reap the benefits…

A couple calculating their budget together

Budgeting for Couples: Tips to Budget as a Team

By George Morris | February 9, 2024

A lot goes in to making a marriage work, and one of the biggest factors may be the last thing on people’s mind when they’re saying, “I do.” It’s finances.…