Shopping for school supplies, electronics and clothing can be a chore — and an expensive one at that.
Families with children in grades K-12 plan to spend an average of $687.72 on back-to-school shopping, about $14 more than last year’s average of $673.57, according to the National Retail Federation. College students and their families plan to spend an average of $969.88, or about $82 more than last year’s $887.71 average.
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.
Once you start receiving your first paychecks after graduation, knowing how to spend or save your money wisely can be tough. While you may be able to do your banking with just a few taps on your phone, managing money well is much more complicated. Here are a few tips to help you get started.