Alaina Tweddale, of the personal finance website Wise Bread, recently interviewed me about how my wife, Cheri, and I paid off $165,000 in debt and saved $20,000 in just 15 months.
When our discussion turned to the topic of “What I wish I’d known then that I know now,” I knew this edition of Money Savvy would be about...
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Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of a budget is to help you get what you want, not to deprive you of having fun.
A powerful tool, a budget can lead you to your dreams, but only if you avoid these classic mistakes:
Not beginning with what you value.
Guessing how much you make.
Buying a home? Make sure you’re truly ready.
You’ve heard the clichés about homeownership: It makes financial sense compared with renting. It’s one of the best investments you can make. It’s the American dream!
Buying your first home can be a rite of passage into adulthood, a symbol of financial...