One of the most important numbers you can track is your Net Worth. It's probably the best gauge of whether you are making positive or negative decisions with your money. I personally use Personal Capital to track mine, but you can also use a simple spreadsheet to put it together as well. The basic formula is: ASSETS (what you own) - LIABILITIES (what you owe) = Net Worth The BIG IDEA … [Read more...] about How To Calculate Your Liquid Net Worth Quickly
I personally use both Mint and Personal Capital, and they are the top free money apps in my opinion. I still use YNAB for my day-to-day budgeting, but both Mint and Personal Capital have unique features that I really enjoy. But which one gives you the most control of your finances, and which one truly is the best free money app available? Let's compare these apps side-by-side and see which … [Read more...] about Personal Capital vs Mint (2020) – Which FREE Money App Is Best?
I love budgets, but the budget is simply a tool to help you save more money! The whole point of tracking your spending, lowering your expenses or finding extra income is to help you increase the amount of money you can save every month! But where do you save that extra money? And what is it for? I want to show you my personal savings account strategy, and why I have multiple savings … [Read more...] about How Many Savings Accounts Should You Have?
Creating your first budget can feel overwhelming at first. That's why I put together the Step-by-Step Guide to creating a budget. And to properly organize your budget, I've compiled a comprehensive list of budget categories to get you started! I personally organize my budget into 4 different sections: IncomeBillsDaily SpendingSavings Buckets This helps you separate your fixed expenses … [Read more...] about 138 Personal Budget Categories To Use In Your Budget
YNAB is one of the most popular budgeting apps out there. I have personally used several versions of it over the past decade, and currently track our budget with YNAB even today! If you search on Reddit or other popular money forums, you will see overwhelmingly positive reviews, and lots of fans that adore everything about YNAB. But it's not for everyone. And instead of simply NOT budgeting … [Read more...] about 5 YNAB Alternatives (2020): Cheaper (and Free) Budgeting Apps
Need to grab some cash real quick? Back in the day, you'd simply look for a nearby branch for your bank to grab some of that green! And if you couldn't find one, you'd pay an ATM fee to use another one. But according to Bankrate, ATM fees have risen to an astounding average of $4.72 per transaction! That's ridiculous, and I want to show you how to NEVER pay an ATM fee again. There … [Read more...] about Free ATM Near Me? 8 ATM Networks With No Fees (Allpoint, Money Pass, & More)