A savings account is an account that allows you to store your money safely and earn interest. Savings accounts are a basic bank account that allows money to be deposited. It allows you to withdraw money when you need to. Savings accounts are offered by many banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. A savings … Continue reading What is a Savings Account?
Saving is when you are not spending all the money that you have that you have earned. Because you are “saving” it. It’s the process of putting aside money for future uses, and not spending it immediately. Why should we save money? You can save money to achieve short-term goals, such as saving to … Continue reading What is Saving?
If I earn $3000 a month, can I pay for my rent, food, and other expenses and also have money left to save? Or will I run out of money before my next paycheck? To find out, you need to create a budget. What is a budget? A budget is something people use to help … Continue reading What is a Budget?
Paying for college is stressful in any situation, but with economic hard times facing many people, it becomes even more important to look for options that can help you to get your college student through school, or help you to pay for your own schooling costs. Keep in mind, the competition for resources to pay … Continue reading Options for Paying for College: Loans and Grants to Consider
Free weights have long been the king of the strength training industry. Recently however, there have been many fitness buffs who have decided to ditch free weights and machines in exchange for body-weight training. Body-weight training is quite appropriately, strength training exercises that use only the weight of the body for resistance. These exercises includes such old standbys … Continue reading Ditch the Weights: Why Body-Weight Exercises are In
Here, we will make an imaginative leap into the realm of ideas. We are going to imagine ourselves not as people but instead as businesses. For those of you familiar with business jargon and characteristics this should be relatively easy. For others it may be more difficult. However, if you take the time to understand the concept you will … Continue reading Saving Money and Accumulating Wealth: You, Incorporated
Everyone knows how hard it is to save money when you pay all your bills first. It is virtually impossible. Thus, the best principle is to pay yourself first and THEN pay your bills. Only by doing so will you be able to save money. Our expenses have a way of taking up whatever amount of income we … Continue reading Paying Yourself First
Everybody dreams of a nice, large savings account. But while it seems obvious that in order to save more money you need to spend less, it is often difficult to find the areas on which to cut back on your spending. Every budget has areas that could be tightened, and it’s not hard to find them if … Continue reading Quick and Easy Ways to Trim your Budget
Holiday and Christmas time is an expensive time for most families. From buying gifts, stocking stuffers, decorations, and food most families budgets are stretched very tight during the holidays. How do you ensure that your family has a holiday and Christmas that they will remember without you paying for it for the entire next year? The first … Continue reading Have Yourself a Budget Holiday
Discipline is a necessary skill for proper financial management. Without it you will never acquire or accumulate anything. Without it you will never accomplish anything. Discipline is being able to say no when you need to and to be able to put money away instead of spending it. It is being able to do the things you don’t want … Continue reading Discipline: A Necessary Skill for Financial Success