Money Mastery: The Necessity of a Household Budget

No one enjoys making a family budget… establishing a household budget can be stressful, time consuming and cause friction among family members with differing opinions on where to spend your limited resources. But unless you have unlimited money, budgeting is a necessary task to ensure you and your family keep your spending within your means. The fact that even celebrities and lottery winners have declared bankruptcy indicates that even if you have a very large disposable income you still need to live within your means.

Money Moves for a Happy Marriage

Financial arguments are common in relationships – spouses are often on different wavelengths regarding spending and budgeting. As a matter of fact, financial arguments are one of the most common forms of disagreement. One spouse may be extremely frugal, while the other spouse considers shopping a hobby. Of course this difference in views can create […]

Understanding Your Family’s Spending Behaviors

If your family is like most families today, you may be finding it difficult to make ends meet from one paycheck to the next. Or, you may have found yourself trying to find ways to balance your family budget in order to boost your savings. Regardless of what your current situation may be, it’s important to […]

What to Do When you Need More Money

Boost Your Income If you are chronically short of cash the obvious first step is to try to increase your income. If you are a stay-at-home parent or even if you are already employed there is no reason why you can’t boost your income further to make it easier for you to cope with any unexpected […]

Avoid Making Your Personal Finance Situation Worse

The cost of living is rising every year. Keeping on top of your family’s finances is difficult. Trying to balance your budget when funds are limited isn’t easy, so it’s important to make good decisions and avoid any decisions that will put yourself into a financial hole. If you’ve already gotten yourself and your family into a difficult financial […]

Budget Building in a Spending World

Some people have difficulty maintaining a monthly budget, but the most important thing that a person can do is get their finances in order. Therefore, it is vital to take the time to assess your current financial situation and develop a strategy that will help you put away your credit cards and live within your means. Although […]

Preparing a Budget for UK Child Maintenance

Divorce, even if both parties have the best of intentions, has plenty of opportunities to become messy, complicated and even acrimonious. One of the trickiest areas is likely to be around the family finances. When a married couple splits up, major assets need to be divided fairly, but at the same time maintaining certain standards of […]

Tips on Eating Right on a Limited Budget

Tips on Eating Right- Common knowledge has it that eating right is also more expensive. But common knowledge is wrong. If you’re willing to do some research and exercise discipline while shopping, here are some tips on eating right so you can eat better and save money. Here are some tips for eating right on a tight […]