5 Tips for Decorating Your Guest Room

One of the joys of being a homeowner is being able to host friends and family overnight or for a longer visit. Make their visit one they’ll cherish — and look forward to again in the future — by sprucing up your guest’s ...

What Should You Keep in Your Safe Deposit Box?

We all have things that we want to keep safe. While we all hope that our homes are an ideal place for that, sometimes it’s a good idea to keep important items in another location. That’s where safe deposit boxes come in handy. What ...

Beyond Coupons: Apps to Save You Money

In the 21st century, digital technology offers many new ways to save money that extend beyond the usual store sales and coupon-clipping. Numerous apps now let you pinch pennies on your terms from the convenience of your palm. ...

Smart Spending in the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, a fact alone that may already have alarm bells ringing in your head. With its arrival comes the return of holiday shopping, and if you have an expansive list of people to buy for, it may ...

The Importance of Separating Spending and Savings Accounts

Whether you’re great at managing your money or bad at it, chances are that you have room for improvement. Accelerate your savings goals while staying on top of routine expenses when you establish two different accounts for your ...

Controlling Holiday Spending

While the spirit of the season can fill your heart with joy, it can also quickly empty your wallet. There are ways to enjoy the holidays and give to others (and to yourself) without exceeding your financial limits. The following ...

Should You Take a Gap Year or go to College Right Away?

If you or a loved one are nearing the end of high school, you’ve probably got too many questions to count. One of them is likely whether to take a gap year, or a year off in between 12th grade and your first semester of college. ...

Budgeting for a Big Vacation

Want to take a big trip after it’s safe to travel but don’t think your bank account can support it? Effective budgeting can help you plan and save the money for a vacation even when finances are tight. Regardless of where ...

Elder Financial Abuse Scams to Look Out For

Financial scams against the elderly are on the rise — and getting more sophisticated. Whether you’re looking to protect yourself or others, it’s important to stay informed about the methods that scammers use to swindle people ...

How to Live on a Fixed Income in Retirement

Before retirement, you probably had the chance to increase your income, such as by earning promotions or changing jobs. But during retirement, it’s more common to live on a fixed monthly income determined by your savings. This ...