Do you know how much you should pay in rent? If not, learn how much you should make in order to pay a certain amount in rent.
Paying off your student loans can be hard on your budget. Here’s our tips to make paying off your student loans easier on your budget.
The idea of saving money in college might sound impossible – but it’s totally doable! For most college students, this is the first time really having to budget and manage money on your own. You might not know all the tips and tricks to make your money last. That’s what this list is for. Here’s some of […]
So, you need help budgeting? Looking for the right online software? YNAB (youneedabudget.com) could be the perfect choice!
Watching your finances can be challenging. The process requires time and discipline. Finances can be particularly difficult for college students and people who are starting careers. Your smart decisions about finance now can have a huge impact over your lifetime. Create a plan When faced with a challenging problem, it helps to have a plan. […]
As most young adults make the transition from living at home and going to school, to getting their own place and landing their first jobs; many of their parents are starting to make the transition from working full time to retirement. This can be a challenging time for both parties, but if you arm yourself […]
April is Financial Literacy Month, and here are five things that Americans need to do during April to tune up their finances and set up their futures.
Improving your personal finances is all about building momentum. Whether you’ve thought about it or not, momentum is what drives financial success. Just like like anything in life, taking the first steps are the hardest – whether it is paying off debt, building an emergency fund, or even starting to save for retirement. You start, […]
Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) has a significant opportunity to continue to grow at a high rate driven by expansion into new markets — the non-airport rental market most importantly — and a cyclical recovery in the equipment rental business would add significant upside to FCF and earnings forecasts. Hertz Global Holdings is most known for its car […]
Many people wonder just how much money they actually need to retire. In fact, it’s actually one of the most common questions people ask in regards to retirement. However, it may not be the easiest question to answer, as there are so many variables. On top of that, not all of the variables are always […]
Last week on the FrugalPortland channel, we talked about how saving isn’t very sexy. And I’m back this week to tell you what I’ve discovered. It may not be sexy, but discovering what you can do with money that you save is as close as I can get! I realized over the weekend (post forthcoming […]
If you’re in college, right now is the probably the most difficult time of the year for your budget. I know it was my most difficult budget time, because I’d already spent the little money my parents gave me, I was working less because I needed to study and take quizzes, and I had already […]
I’m announcing it once and for all right now – my love affair with Mint is now over. It’s still a great free money management tool, but I’ve always had a negative view about how Mint handled investments. It just didn’t do enough for my investments to really help me in my personal finances. And […]
Dealing with money and budgeting can be extremely stressful, irritating, depressing, and can be a task we don’t enjoy. However, it isn’t making a budget that is depressing – it is the action around money that we wish was different. It’s the holding onto a vision in our minds that isn’t happening in reality. As […]
I’m an avid reader of iHeartBudgets, and Jacob really does love his budgets. The tagline of his site is “Just because you make money, doesn’t mean you know what to do with it.” I’d even take that one step further and say, just because you’re a financial planner/blogger/investor/money guy/etc. doesn’t mean you know how to […]
Hi, I’m Kathleen, and I’m new here. My usual corner of the internet is frugalportland.com. Today, I want to talk to you about why having a budget may not be the most important thing on earth, and how it’s entirely possible to achieve your financial goals without one. What is a Budget? Simply put, a […]
Almost five years ago, I had a net worth of negative $23K, $200 in savings, and ample amounts of credit card debt. Fast-forward to now and you’ll find a far different financial picture: A net worth of over $130K, $87K in savings, and $0 in credit card debt. Plus, I own my first home, and […]
Having kids can be a a huge joy in life, but it is also a huge financial obligation. There are so many different costs involved in raising a child, from the added basics like food, to the costs of education, and more. The USDA has calculated the costs of raising a child for both single […]
Over my past few posts, I’ve highlighted key transitions that have financial ramifications in any college graduate’s life: The job search and managing life in your first apartment. Today, I will round out this series with some tips on how you can help solidify a strong financial foundation for years to come. Even if you […]
Oh the memories of college. Long nights, increased responsibilities, extra anxiety, new experiences, college frat parties, but the memory that sticks out in my mind the most is being “financially strained”. Most college students are trying to focus completely on school so they are either working part-time, or not at all. Students are always trying […]