Affordable Accents: Renovating Your Home on a Dime

One of the most beloved aspects of owning a home is the ability to renovate. Homeowners are always trying to renovate their homes but often do not want to pay an arm and a leg to do so. The following are a few tips to give your home a new look on a dime.

Budget Bash: Throw Your Holiday Parties for Less

A holiday party is a fun way to bring people you care about together, whether it’s your friends and family or employees at your business. The problem is that by the time you pay for the space, the food, the drinks and any entertainment, you could be in for an expensive end-of-the-year bill. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to keep your holiday parties within a budget, no matter how many people you’re inviting and how much you can spend. Here are three tips to throw a holiday party on the cheap.

How Young Families Can Move Past the Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck Phase

When first starting out, many families get in over their heads, in their rush to buy a home and get established. This often results in a lack of savings for emergencies and living “paycheck to paycheck”.
When you live paycheck to paycheck, it can seem like you are struggling to get by. You may regularly wonder what would happen if you got severely sick or seriously injured. Financial concerns may keep you up at night, and you may not feel like you can afford to take a vacation or even a random day off when you feel run down. If you are tired of living this type of lifestyle, there are a few steps that you can take.

5 Facts that Demystify Selling a Large Home

Larger homes not only have a limited market due to cost, but each tends to be unique in its own way. They can stay on the market longer because they need just the right buyer. Many luxury home sellers tend to get impatient and let their property go for much less than its true value. Here are some facts to keep in mind when it’s time to sell your larger home.

How Much Do You Know About Life Insurance?

Insurance isn’t exciting or flashy, but it is absolutely necessary if you want to provide for your family in those times when it feels like the rug has been pulled out from under you. Many forms of insurance are required, for instance, most lending institutions require homeowners insurance which covers the value of your house in case of  damage and also covers against lawsuits should something happen on your property.
Most people understand how necessary it is to have a good life insurance policy to replace the breadwinner’s income but many do not give it the priority it deserves. Those with families and children are usually most vigilant when it comes to having Life insurance coverage. But there is never really a bad time to talk about and shop for life insurance coverage.

Not Saving Enough?

If you are concerned about your current savings account balance, the first step is to actually seriously commit to saving more. There is an old saying which says “Nothing Changes Until You Do”.  Your savings won’t increase until YOU change the way you do things and the priority you give to savings.  Those people without any savings if they want to do something fun and the vast majority will be able to find the money to do it, so it’s not that they don’t have the money to save… it’s just not a high priority. So the first step in increasing your emergency fund, your savings account or your retirement fund is to make it a priority. Once you’ve done that you can look for places where you can save money to redirect into those savings accounts. Here are a few effective ways to save money that you may not currently be using.

5 Tips for Paying for Medical Bills on a Budget

It is an unfortunate fact that millions of Americans continue to struggle with overwhelming medical bills every single month. Even if you have excellent insurance, you might still be hit with unexpected expenses and fees after visiting the hospital. Here is a look at five tips that will help you pay off your medical bills without breaking the bank.

Frugal Living 101

Family expenses can run high, and it may seem challenging at times to stay on budget. After all, there are often home repairs, car repairs, medical bills and more that seem to develop out of the blue. To better plan and budget for unexpected expenses and to continue to live successfully on a tight budget, you need to strategically keep your regular expenses as low as possible. These tips can help you to more successfully accomplish your financial goals.