Creating a Financial Plan for Yourself that actually works

Before we discuss creating your own financial plan, you’ll need to know what a financial plan is. What Is a Financial Plan? It’s the process of setting goals and thinking through the steps it will take you to reach them. Remember: Each person’s financial plan looks different, depending on their short-term and long-term financial goals. […]

What Is the 50/30/20 Budget?

When it comes to budgeting, there’s no one size fits all solution. We all have different incomes, desires, attitudes, and approaches to how we handle our finances. How to Use the 50/30/20 Budget Method The 50/30/20 budget or rule is recommendation to spend no more than 50% of your after-tax income (referred to just income […]

How to Create a Simple Personal Budget

If you’ve read any personal finance advice, you know there’s one simple rule that comes up time and again: You need a budget. Budgets assign your money a job and establish spending limits for specific expenditures so you can use your money responsibly. Making a budget isn’t as terrible (or boring) as it sounds. It […]