• How to save money on a cruise

    Category: Travel
    Cruises can be a great way to relax and see different parts of the world, and are especially good options for those on a tighter budget. After all, with the all-inclusive pricing that cruising offers, you can get your transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment with one upfront cost. Sometimes, traveling to these same destinations on […]
    Tags: budget travel, cruises
  • Moving vs. remodeling, continued

    Category: Housing
      Moving or remodeling: it can be a very difficult (and big) decision to make. All you know at this point is that you’re unhappy with your home and something has to be done. Maybe it was your first home purchase, and your budget was limited and it was a starter home, and now you […]
    Tags: buying a home, moving, remodeling
  • Moving vs. remodeling

    Category: Housing
    Moving or remodeling: it can be a very difficult (and big) decision to make. All you know at this point is that you’re unhappy with your home and something has to be done. Maybe it was your first home purchase, and your budget was limited and it was a starter home, and now you need […]
    Tags: buying a home, moving, remodeling
  • Cheaper alternatives to costly travel destinations

    Category: Travel
      We all have that bucket list destination that we dream of one day visiting. Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or it’s just a beautiful place you’ve always fantasized about visiting, it might be out of reach due its significant cost. From airfare to average lodging costs, to entertainment and dining expenses, some […]
    Tags: budget travel, international travel
  • How taking a summer semester can help you save money

    Category: Education
    For many college students, summer is the time to relax, have fun, and take time off from school. For those who went away to school, summertime can also mean returning home and visiting friends and family. Even though you may have earned that break after a semester of hard work, consider the benefits of attending […]
    Tags: college tuition, internships, textbooks
  • Pros and cons of getting a credit card during college

    Category: Credit
      For many young adults, their college years often mean big changes, and it can give them their first true taste of living in the real world. As such, many college students opt for their first credit cards during this time. For those students who have yet to establish their credit, they may need to […]
    Tags: college, credit cards, online shopping, spending
  • Common reasons to start a budget: Part 2

    Category: Personal Finances
    In a previous blog post, we discussed some of the common reasons that many people decide to start budgeting their money. If you currently aren’t on a budget, but have been considering the idea of creating one, the following are some common reasons why you might need to create one as soon as possible:  Retirement […]
    Tags: budgets, emergency fund, retirement, spending
  • Common reasons to start a budget

    Category: Personal Finances
    Everyone has their own reason for starting a budget, but everyone who implements and sticks to a budget usually has a shared goal in mind: to save more money. If you haven’t been sticking to a budget, the following are some examples of common situations that might prompt you to reevaluate your spending habits: Marital […]
    Tags: budgets, debt, investments, jobs, large purchases
  • Hidden hotel fees you might be unaware of, continued

    Category: Travel
      When you’re planning a trip, lodging can easily be one of the costliest aspects to budget for, especially if you’re opting for a luxury resort and/or you’re planning an extended stay. And when it comes to lodging, there are often other fees you’ll be required to pay, whether when you’re making your reservation or […]
    Tags: hidden costs, hotels, pets, Taxes
  • Hidden hotel fees you might be unaware of

    Category: Travel
      When you’re planning a trip, lodging can easily be one of the costliest aspects to budget for, especially if you’re opting for a luxury resort and/or you’re planning an extended stay. And when it comes to lodging, there are often other fees you’ll be required to pay, whether when you’re making your reservation or […]
    Tags: hidden costs, hotels, pets, Taxes