Is playing the lottery a good idea? What about gambling?
Are you just wasting money?
That’s what many sites, personal finance or not, will tell you.
I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend with friends and family!
My wife and I did actually go out to Target on Black Friday and purchase some a pot and pan set for $50. We had needed some new ones for a while and had actually been keeping an eye out for the last few months. Because of that, I felt it was a pretty successful weekend financially!
Moving into the week of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share four personal finance articles I read last week week that I found helpful or motivational.
As we go into the holiday season that has continually turned into a season for shopping, I challenge you to take a step back and really consider what you need and what you can afford.
Even though things need to be done this season, there are many ways you can save money during the holidays and it can certainly help to keep up with your budget.
You’ve heard it before when researching the best ways for how to save money.
“Give up your daily Starbucks habit to save $XXX per year!”
Sure, it can be a simple way to save, but is that actually going to happen?
October was an odd month for me, with my wife and I taking a vacation to the Pacific Northwest, which is about a 3 and a 1/2 hour flight for us.
Considering the distance with flights, hotel, car, food and activities, we only spent $1,400 for a five day vacation. A lot of the activities that we did we were free outdoor activities like hiking or cheap local attractions like a fall festival. It really helped us keep our expenses down!
Learning how to make a personal budget doesn’t have to be complicated.
Creating one can be easy.
If you haven’t done it before, it can certainly be overwhelming though. There’s no question about that.
Lost in all of the talk about investing, earning more money, and trimming fat from your budget is the need to prepare emergencies.
Emergencies can come in all sizes. Loss of job, medical injury, travel to see a loved one. Different people have different emergencies.
What are the top 3 emergencies you need to plan for?