Category Archives: Personal Finance

How to Live Off of One Income

Are you thinking of becoming a stay at home parent? Need a career change? Want to go back to school? Just want to save extra money? Learning how to transition to living off of one income can be valuable so you don’t have to worry too much about your financial situation.

Whether you need to start living off of one income immediately, or have a few months to prepare, these tips will help.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Last week, we talked about why your credit score is important, and what it can do for you. This week, we’re taking a look at how you can improve your score if you’re just now becoming aware of it.

All in all, it’s not a hard or complicated process, but it does take some time to see improvements. Unless you make a few drastic changes, you’re looking at taking a few months to a year to make amazing progress.

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Awesome Ideas for a Frugal 4th of July Party

The heat is finally here, and nothing says summer like a great 4th of July celebration. There’s really no better time than our nation’s Independence Day to throw a great summer party (or to join someone else’s!).

Add together some icy cold beverages, fresh watermelon, and fireworks, and I’m all in. Here are my best ideas for a frugal 4th of July party that’s both kid-friendly and easy on the wallet.

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How to Stop Social Media from Influencing Your Spending

Scrolling though your Instagram or Facebook feed can temporarily transport you to another place. Maybe one of your friends went to Greece recently and you fall into an album of beach pictures, white houses with blue roofs, and stunning views of the Mediterranean. Or maybe another friend has been documenting their meals at restaurants around town and you see plate after plate of organic, fresh, beautifully arranged food.

You might think, “These people are living the life! I want those things!” and decide to book a trip to Italy this summer. Or hey, why not try that new sushi place for dinner tonight?

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