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Easy Budget Strategies to Fix 3 Financial Problems You Didn’t Know You Had

Keeping a budget isn’t just about controlling your spending but can also help you fix three of the worst financial problems Budget is the four-letter word of the personal finance world. We all know we should be tracking our spending but how many people actually do it? The problem is that budgets are for living […]

The Powerful Lesson My Parents Taught Me about Spending

One reader shares how learning good spending habits can make even the smallest incomes go farther I’ve been an investment analyst and financial planner for more than a decade. I’ve talked with people making less than $25,000 and others making more than $250,000 a year. One thing I’ve learned is that it’s not how much […]

5 Money Lessons My Mother Doesn’t Know She Taught Me

Your kids will learn about money and financial preparedness one way or the other Of the nearly 70 personal finance scholarship essays we’ve posted over the last two years, one theme has come up the most. Parents aren’t teaching their kids about money…but kids are learning anyway. Most parents don’t sit down to teach their […]

How to Shop around for the Best Rates on LendingTree

LendingTree review of our refinance and how to use the online loan marketplace to shop around for your next loan LendingTree is one of the oldest online loan marketplaces having launched in 2008 and has recently expanded the loans it offers. We refinanced our home in 2012 through a lender we found on LendingTree so […]

The Money Lessons that Made Me Grow Up

How one reader’s parents helped her grow up financially with important money lessons Teaching kids about money and how to be financially responsible doesn’t have to come as a sit-down family conversation. Sometimes the best ways to prepare your kids to be financial adults is with the little money tricks you teach them. These money […]

How Do Parents Teach about Money When They Weren’t Taught

Even parents that don’t teach their kids about money are teaching lessons without knowing it It’s difficult raising kids with good money habits. Kids need to be taught how to handle money, how to budget, save and invest. That’s not done in schools so it falls on parents to start the financial conversations. But most […]