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BLOG: How to Financially Prepare for a Baby
Are you ready to grow your family? What will a new baby mean for your budget? How can you best prepare for all the expected (and unexpected) expenses involved in expanding your family?
We’ve got all the answers for you in our latest blog post!
PODCAST: Everyday Money with Hannah Moore
Hannah offers expert insights into key topics, from investing and budgeting to homebuying. Every episode includes practical tips you can apply to your own finances.
The internet is full of contradictory personal finance advice. But you don’t need to spend hours listening to different experts and comparing every money management technique to figure out which ones work best.
Instead, tune into the Everyday Money Podcast for trustworthy financial advice and simple, effective tips from a Certified Financial Planner™.
BLOG: How Much Money is Enough
There’s no hard-and-fast number that’s “enough” for everyone. The key is to figure out what “enough” is for you and your family. Want to get a ballpark number? Here’s a simple formula:
Monthly expenses + Monthly discretionary spending + Amount you want to save each month = Your “enough” number
If that number doesn’t align with your income, you can cut back on your spending and/or look for ways to boost your income.
Need more insight into calculating your “enough” and finding ways to make it a reality? Check out this blog post.
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Are you ready for a budgeting system that works the way YOU do? Are you ready to see where your money is actually going?
Learn how to see your money differently with BudgetingBlocks™ . You’ll discover how to build a better budget, visualize your expenses, and the best part? It’s not a boring spreadsheet! The interactive budgeting process will help you develop a budget that works for you and your lifestyle!
BLOG: Making Intergenerational Housing Work for You and Your Family
Studies show that intergenerational housing is a growing trend, especially among young people. The number of U.S. adults living in multigenerational households (homes with two or more adult generations) has grown steadily over the past five decades.
So, what does this really mean? Is it proof that young adults are just too lazy to strike out on their own? (Spoiler alert — no!) In fact, intergenerational housing can be a legit solution to the housing crisis.
Our latest blog post is all about multigenerational housing. We cover its rise in popularity and offer practical tips to make it a great situation for everyone.
BLOG: Building a Healthy Relationship with Money
How do you feel when you think about money? It’s always a touchy subject, but it’s especially challenging in a world with rampant inflation, sky-high housing prices, and an unpredictable stock market.
We get it — it’s hard to think about money without feeling guilty, ashamed, or even terrified about what’s coming next. So how can you overcome those feelings and feel confident about managing your money? That’s what we’re talking about in our latest blog. We’ve got some realistic advice on building a healthy relationship with money — one that’s based on your values instead of shame and fear.
RESOURCES: Access Our Free Resource Library
Do you want to know what your net worth is, or get a picture of your overall assets and debts? Our simple Balance Sheet can help.
Access it and more, including our Budget Planner and Values Exercise in our free Resource Library.
BLOG: Key Financial Metrics To Help You Understand Your Money
Does the mere thought of managing your finances exhaust you? You’re not the only one! In fact, many people end up burning out on personal finance because they get overwhelmed by all the things they are “supposed” to track.
The thing is, you don’t need to know everything to manage your money well. It’s better to focus on a few key metrics, especially when you’re just starting out. Our latest blog post covers all these vital areas and includes practical tips for evaluating each one.
BLOG: What is Your Money Personality?
Chances are you’ve taken at least one personality test. You might know your Myers-Briggs type or your Enneagram number, but do you know your money personality: Emotional Spender, Anxious Saver, Oblivious Avoider, or Conscious Investor?
Each personality type has pros and cons. If you know your financial weaknesses, you can address them and learn how to manage your money better. And if you manage your money together with a spouse or partner, knowing each other’s money personalities can help you communicate effectively and avoid fighting about money. Want to know more about money personalities and how to identify yours? Check out this blog post for practical, judgment-free advice.