The Fast Track to Saving Is to Pay Yourself First

Let’s face it, for most of us one of the biggest obstacles to saving is that sometimes there isn’t enough paycheck at the end of the month. Even for those of us who educate people about managing their finances, it can get hard when the budget is already stretched thin. Here are a few ways to get you started. Put Savings on Autopilot A good way to jump-start your savings is to pay yourself first. Do this and you will soon …

4 Simple Tips That Can Save You Money

Saving for your future doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are four simple tips that can save you big money. Watch the video, and see below for even more resources.   1. Know where your money goes    It doesn’t matter whether you do it on your computer, on your phone or with good old-fashioned pen and paper – just be sure to track your spending! For your computer, many banks and credit unions provide spending analysis tools free as …

Three Tips for Being Smarter About Money After 50

I think about money . .  a lot. After all, my husband and I are both over 50 and still have one daughter in college and one in high school. This is definitely not the time to waste our hard-earned money on stuff we don’t need. According to Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig, author of Your Money & Your Brain, when we make decisions about money, our brains often drive us to do things that make no logical sense, but …