It seems that the majority of people get paid every two weeks, but that has rarely been the case for me. Most of my jobs have been paid once per month. Since I’m not married, there was never another person in the family getting paid every couple of weeks to help offset this once per month paycheck. Months can feel really long when you are only paid once per month. I’ve … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Budgeting Better When You are Paid Once Per Month
If you are living paycheck to paycheck, it can be tough to get control of your bills. And if you have a lot of bills, it can get even more confusing. With due dates spread out over the month, and bills piling up constantly, it’s tough to know what to pay and when, especially when money is really tight. With this technology-filled world we live in today, there are plenty … [Read more...] about How to Use a Simple Paper Calendar to Get Control of Your Bills
When I was a child, extracurricular activities were not as prevalent as they are today. Sure, they existed, but the pressure for a child to be actively involved in them was not as intense as it is in today’s world. But, the reality is that this is the norm for many. If you are broke though, it can be really difficult to afford extracurricular activities. I do see the value … [Read more...] about How to Afford Extracurricular Activities When You are Broke
An income stream is a source of money. Some examples of traditional income streams may include a job, a spouse with a job, child support or alimony, or retirement income. If your financial situation is 100% dependent on just one of these income streams, you are putting your financial life at risk. Many people realize this but don't really know how to change the … [Read more...] about What are Income Streams and Why Do You Need More Than One?