Breaking the Budget Bonds: How to Free Up More of Your Finances

If you’re like most people, you realize that you put a budget in place to limit spending and to reach other financial goals of saving money or paying down debt. Of course, like most people after living on a budget for a while, you may find that although it does help you save and get rid of debt, it doesn’t make life a whole lot of fun.
The answer to this dilemma is not to change your budget and reduce your savings, it’s to change your bills to free up more of your money. Use these tips to help get more freedom in your budget.

5 Tips to Track Your Money

Tracking your income and expenses is key to creating a logical budget that you can stick to. It also prevents you from missing a bill unexpectedly or not being able to prepare ahead of time for a financial emergency. Here are some steps you can take and tools that you can use to get a handle on your income and expenses…

Banking Big: Budgeting Tips for Large Families

Budgeting is especially beneficial in a big group, and can help ensure your family is financially sound now and in the future.

5 Things Most Families Forget When Budgeting

If you want your family budget to work for you, it’s important to take a little time to set it up right. A budget that works, doesn’t leave you feeling shackled or struggling to make things fit, but instead gives you a better sense of security and control.

Money Market Mutual Fund vs.the Bank

Money Market Mutual Funds- Most investors today are seeking safe harbor for their cash. Something that is safer than the typical savings account, yet more flexible than a certificate of deposit (CD). Historically, placing funds in a regular savings account was good advice, as banks offered both safety and a healthy interest rate. However, these days’ […]

High Performance Savings Accounts

Getting the Most from Your Savings Accounts  Building up a savings account is not as rewarding as it used to be. Interest rates on savings accounts are at all-time lows, which means that you will receive fairly minimal amounts of interest from cash held in most savings accounts, often the interest that you earn is […]