How To Make Your First Budget

I used to cringe when I heard the word “budget.” It conjured up images of prison and shackles for me–of a life where fun was nowhere to be found and responsibility was the one and only goal. Believe it or not, I love budgeting today. I make my budget faithfully before the first of each month, and I visit it often just to check-in. How did I go from budget … Read more

How To Ask Family To Give Your Kids Money For Gifts

How To Ask Family To Give Your Kids Money For Gifts

If you are like most families, your kids have enough stuff. As members of the FI community, you likely would prefer to have a longer-lasting gift, such as a contribution to your child’s 529, or money towards extracurricular activities. Asking for money can be uncomfortable, no doubt. It’s about setting the stage, let the gift-giver know the reasoning behind the request and what the money will be used for. There … Read more