Blogs in Category: Finance
November 26, 2013 | Posted By: Jason Hull
Inside of all of us, we have a constant battle between two brains. The logical, thinking part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex and the limbic system, which I like to call, "Monkey Brain."
Monkey Brain is focused on the here and now. He wants pleasure, and he wants it immediately. His currency is man caves and Jimmy Choo shoes. Monkey Brain LOVES Christmas!
Prevent that fierce financial hangover in January by keeping Monkey Brain from blowing up your Christmas budget this year! Here's how to beat Monkey Brain at his own game...
November 23, 2013 | Posted By: Ann McKenna
To celebrate the upcoming fun and festivities around Black Friday, FatWallet and Budgets Are Sexyare teaming up for a super savings, Black Friday Twitter Party. Join us on 11/26 at 2pm CST!
November 20, 2013 | Posted By: Jacob Wade
And amid the shopping frenzies, hot cocoa sugar high and Christmas music being played WAY too early in the season, there's a sense of magic in the air that only the holidays can bring. And nowhere else is that magic more present than everyone gathering together at home for the holidays.
How Are YOU Going To Get Back Home?
Well, let me help at least ease the burden of holiday season travel by showing you how you can get home and back for FREE using credit card rewards.
November 5, 2013 | Posted By: Robert Farrington
If youíre like me, youíre parents told you that you need to get good grades in high school, you have to go to college, and you then get a good job. Itís so simple, right?
November 4, 2013 | Posted By: Sarah Kaufman
Budgeting can seem stressful. It can seem complicated, overwhelming, challenging and, quite frankly, just a pain. It could be that people think budgeting involves tedious spreadsheets and advanced mathematical equations, but the truth is, the formula for budgeting is really quite simple.
In its simplest form, the basic budget is your income minus your expenses. The difference is what you can spend on everything else. But thereís no one-size-fits-all method when it comes to budgeting, so we asked three experts from account management service Manilla.com to weigh in on what works for them.
October 3, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Woo Hoo! We're so excited, honored, and proud to have heard the announcement that the FatWallet Blog is a finalist in the Best Blog category for the upcoming 4th annual Plutus Awards! The selections were voted on by the Personal Finance Blogger community, a group of personal finance and money management experts.
September 25, 2013 | Posted By: Sarah Kaufman
When it comes to opening a new credit card, not all cards are created equal. Before you submit your next application, consider these four key factors that could affect your decision.
September 23, 2013 | Posted By: Heather Stephens
Simplify family dinners! Check out these meal planning websites that offer inexpensive weekly menu plans, grocery lists, and preparation instructions for yummy healthy, quick dinners. I've rounded up some great menu planning resources for you and included their free sample menus, giving you dozens and dozens of free recipes to try in today's post! Yum!
September 16, 2013 | Posted By: Jim Wang
When you start a business, it's all about profits. Your income minus your expenses. To stay in business, you need to make money, spend less, and book some profits. If you have no profit, you have no business.
When you think about it, you're not that much different on that score. You have income, you have expenses, and the difference is your savings. Your savings are you future. They are your future retirement, your future vacations, your future house, your future car, your future family... your savings are your future. Without savings, you'll work until the day you die.
Discover three ways entrepreneurs trim expenses that can be used in your life too.
September 2, 2013 | Posted By: Christine Luken
Letís face it, itís hard to stick to a budget, especially with the categories we tend to overspend on, such as dining out, entertainment, and clothing. Some financial experts recommend toting around cash instead of credit and debit cards to overcome impulse buys, but that makes some people nervous. If thatís you, gift cards can be a great alternative!