How Much do Kids’ Birthday Parties Cost? 

How Much do Kids’ Birthday Parties Cost? 

Your kid’s birthday is coming up and it’s time to plan a celebration. From themed decorations to entertainment and catering, you may find that the cost goes beyond your typical get-together with friends. In this post, we’ll explore the typical cost ranges for...
Budget Friendly Gifts for Moms, Dads, and Grads 

Budget Friendly Gifts for Moms, Dads, and Grads 

Celebrating the special people in your life doesn’t have to break the bank! We’ve rounded up a selection of budget-friendly gift ideas for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and new graduates. No personalized mugs or blankets here: these are gifts they will...
You’re Getting Married! The Cost to Say “I Do” 

You’re Getting Married! The Cost to Say “I Do” 

Before you hear those wedding bells, you’ll have a journey of planning to make the wedding day go from your dreams to a reality. As you embark on the planning process, you’ll need to set a budget so you can have a starting point when it comes to making your selections...
How Much Americans Spend to Watch the Big Game

How Much Americans Spend to Watch the Big Game

Planning on tuning in to the Big Game? In 2023, over 115 million people did – a new peak. The annual championship football game is an iconic American tradition. Whether you’re watching for the thrill of the athletic competition, the musical guest half-time...
How to Save Money when the Cost of Groceries Rises 

How to Save Money when the Cost of Groceries Rises 

Strategic budgeting and creative shopping strategies can help make the best of constraints – including at the grocery store. With the rising cost of groceries and dining due to inflation in 2022 and 2023, many are looking for new ways to get the most out of their food...
How to Review Your Spending from the Past Year 

How to Review Your Spending from the Past Year 

The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on all you’ve experienced over the last twelve months. What was your favorite moment with family and friends? What was your biggest accomplishment or learning? Did you improve your personal finances in any way?...
Gift Guide: Gifts That Can Save Money  

Gift Guide: Gifts That Can Save Money  

When doing your holiday shopping, you naturally want to select presents that delight your loved ones. Then comes the tricky part – what do you choose for each person? You might rattle your brain for something your friend or family member mentioned they might...
8 Ways to Save this Holiday Season

8 Ways to Save this Holiday Season

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year. Between presents, parties, decorating and travel, there’s a lot to do and to buy. Those costs add up! Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can shop smart to trim down the expenses while still...
How to Make a Holiday Budget  

How to Make a Holiday Budget  

The holidays are just around the corner. For many, the holiday season is full of fond memories, seasonal festivities, holiday music, home decor, family gatherings, favorite foods, and gifts given and received. As we enter this season of hope and good cheer, it’s...
How to Make Attending a Wedding More Affordable 

How to Make Attending a Wedding More Affordable 

When two people tie the knot, it’s time to party! It’s exciting to reconnect with friends and family at a special time followed up by dinner, drinks, and dancing – sometimes spanning multiple days. But when you get a wedding invitation in the mail, you may open it...
How to Stop Emotional Spending

How to Stop Emotional Spending

What’s your go-to strategy for getting through a tough day, or a hard time? Do you turn to something like calling a friend, journaling, or a comforting TV show? Or, are you more likely to peruse your favorite physical or online store and click “add to cart” for an...
How to Plan a Vacation on a Budget

How to Plan a Vacation on a Budget

Whether your idea of a vacation is to dive into the ocean waves, sightsee historic buildings, or breathe in crisp mountain air, we all benefit by relaxing and recharging with a change of scenery. Unless you just got back from a vacation, chances are you are overdue...
How to Cover Unexpected Expenses

How to Cover Unexpected Expenses

We may start each day with a plan, a schedule, and a general assumption of how life will unfold. Of course, we know life has a funny way of throwing surprises our way! Sometimes, those surprises come with costs that can shake up our financial plans or budgets. No...