Best iPhone Apps for Budgeting

The iPhone is what keeps a lot of us connected today. With its abilities, users keep up to date on news, sports, and entertainment, and have a myriad of enjoyment can come from the iPhone. One of the features that often get overlooked with the iPhone is budgeting apps. There are hundreds of apps in […]

5 Lessons About Money That You Will Never Learn In School

Back when I was in high school I remember thinking to myself “why do I need to learn this stuff, I’ll never use it in the real world”. And I’m sure students today say the very same thing! Well, now I know that some of those things I learned in school were worthwhile, even if […]

How to Use Mint.com’s Budgeting Tool

Mint.com offers a free budgeting tool consumers can use to get their personal finances on track and keep them there. The budgeting tool is an automatic resource which allows you to create a budget that actually fits your personal financial life. As many consumers start budgeting with good intentions, many slack off when they become […]

How to Fight Frugality Fatigue

Being money-conscious all of the time can bring you down. Seeing all of the consumer goods available can prove to be very temptations when you are on a crusade to save more than you spend and shop for deals rather than by impulse. For some, being frugal is a passion easily incorporated into their lives. […]

ING Direct Money Review

There have been a lot of recent discussions about the lack of personal finance education for children and teens. This lack of money sense often develops into a pattern of debt and lack of savings once a child has entered the real world. Parents have been encouraged to reinforce the money smarts kids need to […]

Should You Pay Down Your Debt or Save Your Money?

You’ve put together your budget, determining how much you owe each month, how much you owe overall, how much you earn each month and how much you have in savings. If you’re lucky, you’ve found a small pocket of money. Perhaps you’ve discovered a small amount of money each month that you could apply to […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Managing Money When I was 23

As a person ages he or she has one big advantage over a young person and that is experience. Experience in all things that is, and if you have any sense at all you will have learned from that experience. One of the steepest learning curves most of us will face in life is that […]

5 Ways To Help Your Teen Learn The Value Of Money

There has been a lot of conversation about the amount of financial education American children and teens receive before becoming adults. Many schools lack personal financial education even as far as the basics are concerned. As a result, many young adults going off to college or entering the workforce do not have a true concept […]

New Dog Owners: 10 Tips To Help You Save

During the spring and summer, children often clamor for new best friends. Small puppies are simply irresistible, and children often envision spending the entire summer helping the dog transition into the household. While adding a dog to your home will certainly impact your budget, it doesn’t have to break the bank. By making smart choices […]

BillMyParents Spend Smart Card Review

One of the best ways to help teens learn how to manage money responsibly is by giving them the opportunity to do so. In light of the recent credit crisis and what many consider a lack of financial literacy among young people, finding a way to help our youth develop smart money management skills is […]