How to Get the Raise You Want

How to Get the Raise You Want

Getting a root canal, going on a blind date, and asking for a raise. What do these three things have in common? They make the majority of us super uncomfortable. While this article isn’t going anywhere near those first two things, that last one—we can help you there!

We know you work hard for your money. And some days it feels like there’s not enough of it to go around. You think to yourself, If only I had a raise, I could save more money, pay off debt, start investing in my retirement, and (insert other money goal here). We get it.

So here’s info on how to get the raise you want, both by finding more money you already have and moving up at work.

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How to Set Up Your Christmas Spending Budget

How to Set Up Your Christmas Spending Budget

Did you know Americans are expected to spend up to $730 billion this holiday season?1 That’s a lot of photo cards, candy canes, Michael Bublé CDs, Santa hats, plush novelty socks, and sparkly ornaments. But unless you intend on skipping Christmas this year, you’ll find yourself a part of that $730 billion machine.

To enjoy the gift-giving season without any guilt-ridden overspending, set up your Christmas budget now—and then stick to it like sap on a fir tree. Here’s ho

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What to Expect in Your First 3 Months of Budgeting

What to Expect in Your First 3 Months of Budgeting

Most of us have an iconic and memorable first-time-on-a-bike story. Maybe your story starts with a slow-motion wreck in the yard but ends with a smooth sail down a hill, wind in your hair.

Think about what happened between the beginning and ending of that story, though. Somewhere along the way as you were learning to ride, you doubted your abilities because you fell or crashed or just didn’t get it. But you kept at it and eventually learned to ride.

And that’s how it goes with budgeting. As with any new skill, budgeting requires a little bit of practice and patience to get right. And we know you can do it! For most users, it takes about three months to go from novice to know-it-all.

If you’re brand-new to budgeting, we’re here to help! Follow our quick and easy guide below:

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