Andrew Olsen currently lives with his roommates in financial harmony, but things haven’t always been so pleasant.
Olsen, a communications professional in Portland, Oregon, used to run into “bad seeds who would coast off of our goodwill.” Some former roommates failed to cover their share of house expenses, he says, forcing him to pay extra.
Raising kids today is expensive! Between funding the basics, childcare, saving for college, extracurricular activities, birthday party gifts and beyond, some parents might question if they need to dole out an allowance, too.
The summer season is often a popular time to consider a home purchase. Perhaps it’s your first time buying, or maybe you’re looking to transition to a new neighborhood. Regardless, purchasing a home is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make, and if you’re not adequately prepared, you could lose thousands of dollars and/or end up with a home that does not suit your needs.
While many colleges will soon send bills for this fall’s tuition, most won’t expect payment until late summer. That gives college-bound students and their families time to finalize financial aid details. Here are six basic, but crucial, things to know about using student loans, scholarships and more to pay for college.
With shows like “Say Yes to the Dress,” star-studded celebrity weddings splashed across the tabloids and extravagant images of invites, flowers and bridal shower gifts showcased on Pinterest and Instagram, it’s no wonder The Knot claims that couples spent an average of $32,641 on weddings in 2015. Ouch!
Who doesn’t dream about summer vacation? Whether you crave the feel of sand between your toes, wish to explore a big city or perhaps desire a mountain cabin escape, there is something special about traveling during the summer months.
Rewarding careers don't always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may vary wildly depending on the time of year. This uneven cash flow makes budgeting especially challenging, but it's by no means impossible.
Here's how to budget for long-term financial stability when your income changes with the seasons.