If this is your first time making a budget, you may ask what percentage of your paycheck should go toward categories like groceries, entertainment or transportation. It’s a great question, because figuring out the right budget percentages will help you and your family achieve your big financial goals.
Home: There’s no place like it. Dorothy told us so as she clicked her heels together to return to the place she thought she so desperately needed to escape. What a symbolic life lesson—brought to you by the technicolor dreams of a farm girl from Kansas and her tiny pup.
Your home is one of your biggest comforts—and expenses. So it makes sense that home a perfect place to save money in both big and small ways. In this third lesson of our superb saving series, we’ve got 17 ways to save on utilities, insurance, renovations and mortgage or rent.
Let’s get moving.
If you want to enjoy your Halloween by creeping it real without burying your budget alive, you’ll need to think ahead. Follow these lucky 13 tips—with a few sweet quotes from EveryDollar budgeters sprinkled in—to keep your spending out of double, double toil and trouble this year.
Something wicked this way comes: the tendency to overspend on Halloween. Spooky spending trends are on the rise in America. In fact, those who celebrate the holiday pay an average of around $86 on candy, celebrations, costumes and cards.(1) It’s scary how quickly your money can vanish before your very eyes. But it doesn’t have to.
You can have a fun fright night without financial fears. To keep from raking up bills that will haunt you, try out some of these quick money-saving and money-making tips.
Look at you. You did it! All five million of you. You saw that you needed a plan for your money, and you started the best plan: budgeting with the app that makes all the difference—EveryDollar.
We just hit five million budgeters, and we think you deserve a party. Did you see that? We threw confetti, put on this party hat, and hung streamers! (It’s not a party without streamers, right?) This blog party’s for you, about you, and even by you (with quotes a plenty).