Missing bills totally sucks. It doesn’t happen to most of us very often, but when it does it is frustrating. It can cost us money in fees, extra time, and stress, and for some bills can even lower our credit scores. To avoid this totally sucky thing, here are a few tips to never miss a bill again.[Read more…] about Never Miss a Bill Again
Love it or hate it, budgeting is one of the most important parts of managing your finances. While earning more is the only way to get rich for most of us, understanding, managing, and controlling our spending will keep us on track to reach our financial goals.
If you are a veteran budgeter or brand new to managing your finances, read on to learn best practices to create, track, and manage your budget.[Read more…] about The Complete Beginner Guide to Budgeting
If it’s too good to be true, it usually is. That’s the mentality I had when I first learned about travel hacking, a blanket term for using miles, points, and know-how to travel the world in luxury without spending luxury prices, often for free.[Read more…] about The Complete Beginner Guide to Travel Hacking
Jason Vitug started with a traditional career path in Silicon Valley, but walked away from it all to found Phroogal, a website dedicated to answering people's questions about financial literacy. His projects have grown to include an annual Financial Literacy Road Trip and a brand new book. Find out more in this week's episode of the Personal Profitability Podcast.
In life, things come up. Your car breaks down. You need a new furnace. Things happen. Are you prepared to deal with those issues if they come up today? Many people do not have cash put aside to deal with emergency situations. It is time you do.
Balancing your checkbooks used to be a weekly “have to do” task for most families. New technology, however, makes balancing your checkbook a complete waste of time. Online banking and online bill pay have replaced paper checks. Free apps have replaced your check register. Balancing your checkbook has gone from an activity that took hours to something you can take care of in a few minutes. Have your tracking methods changed as well?