How Much Should You Spend on Your Friend’s Wedding Gift?

It seems like everyone I know has recently gotten married or is currently engaged. I suppose it’s the age bracket I’m in, where everyone is settling down, committing, and thinking of the future. Eric recently walked down the aisle as did our good friend Kathleen. Weddings can be a fun and expensive affair for the […]

Mint Alternative: vs. Personal Capital

Today I want to compare two top personal finance tracking websites. We are going to look at long-time industry heavyweight and a newer entrant: Mint Alternative Personal Capital. I have accounts with both and I have used each site extensively. Here is what you need to know when choosing between Mint and Personal Capital.

Why Couples Need a Weekly Family Business Meeting

If you are married, live with a boyfriend/girlfriend/partner, or have anyone else in your life that you substantially share your money with, it is super important to make sure you are on the same page with your money priorities. My wife and I have an open and ongoing conversation about our money, and the best […]

The Three Best Ways to Cut Your Expenses

Do you always feel like you are tight on cash? Do you breathe a sigh of relief when the month comes to a close and all the bills are actually paid? What if you never had to feel this way ever again? What if you were able to get through each month with hundreds of […]

Get Started Early With Holiday Savings

It is never too early to get started with your holiday shopping and planning. Taking care of everything well ahead of time can save you hundreds of dollars on gifts, decorations, travel plans, and everything else that comes with the holiday season. While it is a festive time, ignoring holiday savings can bust your budget […]

Easy Ways to Slash Your Grocery Bill

If there is one necessity in our budget that we absolutely can’t live without, it is food. While it is easy to skip out on restaurants and coffee shop visits, cutting grocery bills can be a big challenge even for the most budget minded planners. If you are looking to cut your budget at the […]

Chrome Extensions to Save You Money

Internet Explorer. More like Internet Exploder. Mozilla Firefox. That’s so 2011. Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world with nearly 44% of all internet traffic. That is nearly double the next biggest browser. If you are using anything but Chrome, you might be missing out on some of the biggest money […]

5 Backyard Budget Entertaining Ideas

Having friends over is a ton of fun. I love entertaining and hosting people for parties, dinners, and fun evenings. But hosting events can get expensive quick. Here are five budget entertaining ideas to have people over while the weather is nice without blowing your budget.

Is Your Car Keeping You Broke?

What do you think of your car? Are you embarrassed by it? Do you absolutely love it? Or, is it just an okay car that gets you around? Maybe it has always been like this, but it seems that in the recent years people are very conscious about what they are driving. Somehow they think […]