Budgeting & Spending

Budgeting, especially for the future can be tricky. Find articles below to help you reduce your spending, save more, understand inflation, know how much you can spend, strategize for emergencies and more.

Your household budget is a foundation of your financial wellness. When working, ideally you are spending less than you are earning and are able to save the balance. When you are retired, you need to be able to plan to spend less over your lifetime than your retirement income and savings withdrawals allow.

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5 Reasons You Want Good Credit as You Head Into Retirement

As you approach retirement, you have a lot on your mind. Deciding how and where you would like to spend your retirement years and making sure that you have the funds to do so are probably at the top of your list. Chances are that you are not thinking much about your credit score, but…

February 27, 2015
Retirement

Retirement Solutions: What Can Be Done about Soaring Car Insurance Rates?

Once you turn 70, car insurance is a whole new and potentially expensive ballgame. This could be the most wonderful time of your life, at least if you’re prepared for what’s up ahead in the road. But if you prefer to drive without a map, there might be some expensive surprises on your journey through…

January 22, 2015

Expert Interview with Lynette from Cleverly Simple About Fun, Frugal Living

Lynette Rice knows what it takes to live life to the fullest without overspending. That’s why she created her own website, Cleverly Simple, and shares what she knows with readers. Here, Rice shares some tips with readers looking to save money, cut back on overspending, and find ways to save on everyday items. Cleverly Simple…

January 20, 2015
Personal finances

Expert Interview with Deacon Hayes of Well Kept Wallet About Personal Finances

Old or young, it’s never too late or too early to prepare for the future, or just to practice healthy financial habits – to have more while spending less. Deacon Hayes and his wife were drowning in debt. They set out to learn how successful people handled their money and discovered they were doing it…

January 5, 2015
Retire early

7 Ways to Boost Savings, Retire Early

Saving for retirement sometimes takes a bit of creativity. This is especially true if you’ve spent some time with a devil-may-care attitude and are just now getting down to business. You’re not alone, if that’s the case. More often than not, you’ll look for ways to boost savings rather than sit comfortably with what you’ve…

December 11, 2014
Managing outcomes

Expert Interview with Jim Koch on Managing Outcomes

Americans spend too much time focusing on investing, and not enough time understanding or planning for living expenses in retirement, says Jim Koch, principal and founder of Koch Capital Management LLC. “It’s actually quite sad to me that so much time and energy is spent on looking for that home-run stock versus determining all the…

November 14, 2014
Financial Freedom

Expert Interview with Todd Tresidder About Financial Freedom and Focusing Your Finances on Values and Security

While he was an entrepreneur in the investment management industry, Todd Tresidder noticed a contradiction in what got him to his own financial independence and what was normally taught. From this contradiction, Todd found motivation to create Financial Mentor to teach financial freedom and wealth building. With his economics and investing background, Todd has a…

November 2, 2014
Frugal living and planning for the future

Expert Interview with Natalie McNeal on Frugal Living and Planning for Your Future Retirement

Natalie McNeal turned being smart with money into a career: She’s the editor of The Frugalista and is always looking for a smart way to save a dollar for the future. She spoke with us about how to change how we view money and better plan for the future. Do you think we spend too…

November 2, 2014

Expert Interview with Jason Vitug on Being Financially Literate for NewRetirement.com

If you ask Jason Vitug, financial literacy is the single most important issue in America, impacting our life and economy. “The unfortunate reality is that we aren’t taught about money at school,” he says. “We learn how to calculate the circumference of a circle but not about compound interest.” And while government organizations and nonprofits…

October 24, 2014

Expert Interview with Miron Lulic on Planning Your Retirement the Right Way

Miron Lucic always thinks ahead. On his blog SuperMoney, he’s constantly on the cutting edge of retirement planning, among other financial topics. He laid out for us how to plan for your retirement while balancing your other financial needs. What are some mistaken beliefs about retirement planning you often see? Probably the most common misconception…

October 15, 2014

Top 5 Sources of Retirement Income

Generating enough income to live comfortably during retirement is one of the biggest challenges that every American may face later in life. In 2014, the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) asked Baby Boomers what they considered their top-five retirement income sources. They found that Social Security tops their list. In fact, research shows that 65% of…

September 3, 2014

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