Credit cards have dramatically changed consumer saving and spending habits. It would not be an exaggeration to say that credit cards have impacted personal finance as much as cell phones have impacted personal communication.
Should you pay off debt or save money? It almost seems impossible to save money while burdened by debt. One of the biggest obstacles people face when overcoming a poor financial situation is the inability to save while juggling large debt obligations.Read More
Most people assume that checking your credit report negatively affects your credit score, however that isn’t always the case. This concern is warranted whether you have carefully built your credit score to it’s current standing or you are in the process of rebuilding it. It’s important to understand how the the FICO algorithm works and what actions impact your credit score. Credit is like a puzzle and if you are are unaware of how all the pieces work, your score could be negatively affected. Read More
You booked your next international trip! Exciting!
But no matter how experienced a traveler you may be, there are a few unexpected costs of traveling abroad that you will want to consider when planning your next trip. These unexpected expenses add up quickly and can sabotage your travel budget if you’re not prepared.Read More
A fantastic benefit of budgeting and managing your personal finances is that you have a clear idea of how much you can afford on things like clothes, make up, and other personal care items. However, even with the best intentions of saving money, life gets hectic and these things can quickly add up. With that in mind, I’ve had to find different ways to save money without clipping coupons or hopping from store to store. One of the ways I’ve found to be a great (and quick) way to save money is price matching.Read More
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Whether we want them or not, visits to the hospital or doctor’s are almost inevitable. Be it a broken bone, surgery, or a simple checkup; one time or another in your life, you will have to seek health care.
But what happens when you get that unexpectedly large bill in the mail months later? When faced with a bill that you won’t or can’t pay, the easiest thing to do is ignore it; however, doing that can lead to long lasting consequences.Read More
I got married approximately two months ago. Yes, this post is long-overdue, but anyone who has planned a wedding while building a company can surely sympathize with me.
Here are a few spoilers:
- Our final wedding cost was $13,249.
- We exceeded our wedding budget by $3,249.
- We paid for our wedding in cash.