Learning how to manage money as a couple is one of the biggest hurdles you’ll face. A study by TD Bank found that nearly 40% of couples between the ages of 23 and 38 fight about money at least once a week.
Once a week! That’s 52 fights a year you could avoid by learning to manage money better as a couple.
That’s where the Zeta: Couples Finance app comes in. It’s a free budgeting tool designed for couples. Keep reading this Zeta review to find out if it’s right for you and your partner.
Raising kids is one of life’s greatest joys. It’s also one of the most expensive. Think about how much you fork over for the cost of daycare every month and you’ll know what I mean. With rising prices, it’s getting more and more difficult to find ways to save on daycare.
A study by Care.com found that almost half of families in the US are spending at least 15% of their income on childcare costs. But what’s interesting is that the US government defines “affordable care” as 7% or less of household income.
So how can you save on daycare to make it more affordable? It depends on where you live, whether you have family nearby, and how old your kids are.
Saving money on daycare is possible. Here’s how to do it.
There may not be a single right way to achieve financial freedom, but supersizing your savings is certainly a powerful strategy.
But what does supersizing your savings mean? More importantly, how does someone go about doing that?
I sat down with Kelly Smith from Freedom in a Budget to learn more about how she and her husband are crushing their goals and enjoying their lives while living on 50% of their income.
In our chat, Kelly proves that budgets aren’t constricting. They’re a pathway to freedom. She shares details on making the decision to take the 50/50 path, milestones they’ve already crossed, and where they are headed.
Plus, she offers actionable steps for people who want to make more money and want to make saving 50% of your income a reality.
That’s what the financial journey is all about. We’re not always hitting big wins all the time. There are a lot of mistakes, but those mistakes can sometimes be the biggest lessons and help us learn a lot.
And then there are mistakes that just really suck and you don’t learn anything from them!
Here are 5 major money mistakes I’ve made in my life. Hopefully, by sharing these money mistakes, it’ll help you avoid them in the future.
For the past few years, I’ve been volunteering at my church to coordinate Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course. It’s a 9-week course that helps people get out of debt and get into strong financial shape. We just started a new session and our class is focused on Baby Step 1 (save $1,000 in an emergency fund).
This step can sometimes feel daunting when you’re just starting out, but it’s a very important one. When you have money in the bank, it keeps you from going further into debt when emergencies happen.
A few of the class participants inquired how to get through Baby Step 1 fast so they can get right into Baby Step 2 (eliminating all of their non-mortgage debt). I developed a list of 10 suggestions that worked well for me in the past and sent them an email so they could get after it. Here they are: