A Helpful Guide to Balancing Your Budget 

Perhaps one of the most daunting tasks that comes with adulthood is learning how to budget your finances. But, as scary as it can be, budgeting is also a crucial step toward creating a secure, healthy financial lifestyle. Whether it’s trying to build up your savings, buying a new house, or just trying to afford groceries every week, a clear …

6 School Lunch Box Ideas That Don’t Break the Bank 

Balancing nutrition with picky eaters and a tight budget can be very tricky. Sometimes, the normal ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly just doesn’t cut it. And Lunchables can be fun, but they get pricey pretty quickly! You spend all that time and effort picking out the right balance of yummy and nutritious foods and putting in the …

How to Prepare for Back-To-School Shopping on a Budget 

As we move into fall the new school year is right around the corner, and for parents everywhere that means one thing—back to school shopping. For many, this is nothing but a chore that’s guaranteed to cost you an arm and a leg. Not to mention, you’ll be faced with the joys of navigating your way through packed aisles, whining …

10 Budget-Friendly Fall Activities

Did we catch you in the wrong season? If so, here are some budget-friendly spring activities and winter activities. With the temperatures dropping and the leaves turning, fall is a great time to go outside and explore nature. However, it can be hard to find inexpensive activities. Here are 10 budget-friendly fall activities that won’t break the bank.  No. 1: …

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11 Tips to Pay Off Student Loans Faster

People with a bachelor’s degree earn $24,000 more per year on average than those with only a high school diploma, according to Northeastern University. However, that higher earning potential comes with a higher cost. Smart Asset reported that the average student loan debt is $28,400 with an average payment of $297 for 10 years. Here are 11 tips to help pay off …

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5 Ways to Save Money Even If You Are a Poor Saver

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Western culture urges people to buy the latest ‘stuff’ to achieve happiness. There’s never a caveat in a fancy television ad indicating that the product shown is outside the viewer’s budget. And by the time most people mature and understand that the Jones’ don’t exist, they’re deep …

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12 Steps to Prepare Yourself Financially For a Baby

Parents say that having kids is one of the most rewarding experiences but they also say that preparing for a baby can be stressful. Numbers vary, but the cost of raising a child from birth through college is about $250,000. This includes things like housing, food, transportation, healthcare, education, childcare, clothing, personal care items, and entertainment.  We put together 12 steps …

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11 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next Vacation

This is a guest post from one of our Bees, Dale Calaway.   Vacations are a great way to spend time exploring, relaxing, and rejuvenating. But that does not mean you have to go broke in the process. Check out these 11 tips to get the most out of your vacation without spending a fortune. No. 1: Pack Light. Depending on …

Our Ultimate Guide: 13 Tips to Save Money on Car Rentals

Renting cars is fun but can be an expensive confusing process. To help you save money, we put together 13 tips about car rentals for you. No. 1: Sign up for AAA Insurance AAA offers roadside assistance and discounts on various services to its members. One partnership they have allows you to save up to 20 percent on Hertz rentals. They also …