Content from Cassie Parker
POSTFeb 25, 2021
Homeownership is a significant goal for many Americans. One recent survey stated that 84% of Americans see homeownership as an excellent financial investment. Additionally, there’s a lot of messaging in our society that says that you aren’t an adult until you purchase your first home. After all, buying a home shows you’ve achieved a certain amount of . . .
POSTFeb 17, 2021
The minimalist lifestyle is about living with less and being purposeful about what you do and do not allow into your life. At the moment, it feels very trendy: You can find blogs, Instagram accounts, podcasts, and books devoted to showcasing a minimalist lifestyle. Many of these social media accounts make minimalism seem expensive and . . .
POSTFeb 09, 2021
You know you should save for retirement, but it can be so overwhelming trying to figure out how you should go about it. It feels like retirement investment has a whole vocabulary of its own, and it’s even hard to determine how much to save. You might read articles saying people should save at least . . .
POSTFeb 02, 2021
The first step to handling your finances well is deciding to learn how to do it. Luckily, there are tons of free information sources to help you become more financially literate, from websites to videos to podcasts. Listening to personal finance podcasts is a great way to increase your financial literacy, and you can do . . .
POSTJan 25, 2021
Teaching children life skills is an essential part of preparing them for their bright future. Managing money is one of the most critical life skills someone can have and, luckily, there everyday life offers many opportunities to model good money management habits. Activities like buying groceries or stopping by the bank, are chances to teach . . .
POSTJan 19, 2021
Planning on moving soon? Moving a three-bedroom house typically costs between $600 and $1,000 for a local move. If you’re planning a long-distance move, be prepared to spend between $3,400 and $4,100. Ouch. And while it’s easy to foresee a lot of the expenses you’ll encounter, like hiring a truck or shelling out for a full-service . . .
POSTJan 11, 2021
Choosing foods that are healthy for the family while staying on budget may seem like a difficult combination. The good news is that a well-balanced diet that’s full of whole nutrients doesn’t have to be boring or unaffordable. Planning a menu and cooking as a family can be surprisingly cost-efficient, and it’s a great way to spend time . . .
POSTJan 04, 2021
Taking your family to a game is expensive. According to the 2019 Fan Cost Index, which calculates the cost for a family of four to go to a game, park, eat, and buy souvenirs, the median cost to go to an NFL game is $540.42, the median cost for an MLS game is $250.42, and the . . .
POSTDec 29, 2020
New year, new you? Many people take the turning of the calendar page as an opportunity to reevaluate their priorities and make resolutions to improve themselves or their circumstances in the new year. According to Psychology Today, 41% of Americans make resolutions. Unfortunately, 88% of resolutions fail. Financial resolutions are in the top five of all . . .
POSTDec 22, 2020
Do you need more money? What a silly question: Just about everyone could use more money, right? Maybe you’re trying to beef up your emergency fund or pay off debt. Or perhaps you’re saving for a particular goal, like a vacation, a new car, or a home renovation project. Maybe you’ve carefully budgeted your income but it’s . . .