Do you have too much old stuff taking up space in your garage or basement? Is it time to plan a Yard Sale?
The benefits of a yard sale are many, starting with cleaning up and de-cluttering your house. In addition to gaining new empty space, which makes your house feel bigger, you find things you didn’t remember owning, and you throw out junk! Then of course, you make some extra cash for all your hard work. Read more to help you hone your selling tactics so that you can make a better profit on your sale.
Do your children spend and save their money wisely? Do they really understand the value of money?
You can start early with your young children teaching them good money habits like smart shopping and price comparisons. As they get older, teach them about money management, budgeting and different types of savings accounts. Show them why they would want to save up some of their money rather than spending it all quickly.
Finally, teach your children about investing rather than just saving and the value of compounding and long term investments. This is a two part series, be sure to sign up for the Newsletter for future money lessons for your teenagers and young adults.
Where does your money vanish to each month? You just got paid, but where does it go so quickly?
Budgeting isn’t always fun, ok, maybe its never really enjoyable.
The advantage of good budgeting, is not running of money, not overspending and therefore having a little less stress (totally worth it)! If you are very good with your budgeting, you can even work towards staying debt free and hopefully save for the things you might want like a tropical vacation destination or an early retirement. Fabulous idea, but why is it often so hard to do?A good first step, is to find out where your mystery money goes; below is a list of 6 places to find some of those outlays.