Curious if you should readjust your retirement contributions? We’re rounding up some financial tasks to consider in the new year.
What are your savings and investment strategies right now? How have they changed from 6 months ago?
Have you created an automatic savings plan for multiple financial goals? What are your best tips for how to save for multiple financial goals (and which banks do you like for this purpose?)
Do you set financial goals for the year? Here’s how Kat does it…
How do you prevent “frugal fatigue,” also sometimes called “savings burnout”? It’s that feeling that you’ve been scrimping and saving and you have no money and the debts are still there and you’re not getting anywhere and dammit you just want to not think about it and buy what you want for a little while? I know readers have talked … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: What to Do When You’re Facing “Frugal Fatigue”
For today’s money feature, let’s discuss living within your means — how to make a budget and stick to a budget. What does “budget” mean to you? What tips and tricks have you used to set a budget, pay down debt, save money and protect against lifestyle inflation — and what alarm bells have you used to tell … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How to Make a Budget
It’s the New Year, and I heard a lot of chatter among commenters about when they should be paying down debt vs. saving. It’s a huge question, and we’ve talked about some related things (like how to pay off huge student loans and live within your means), but we haven’t talked about when to save vs. when … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Paying Down Debt vs. Saving
2019 Update: We still stand by these thoughts on stashing your cash for your emergency fund — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on emergency funds, as well as our money roadmap to know what order to do personal finance tasks in. Managing your money can be one of … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Stashing Your Cash
2014 update: you may want to check out our latest discussion of emergency funds. We noticed that our post on savings seemed to be a popular one, so we thought we’d start another discussion on money and investing. Today we’re wondering, dear readers, about your emergency funds: how did you calculate the amount, how do … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: The Emergency Fund
Wow, we were not expecting that response to the “how much do you spend on clothes” thread — among a lot of our friends we’re the cheapskate. (We run with a lot of well-dressed ladies!) Keep in mind, however, that we haunt the sales — as we tried to make clear, there’s a difference between … Read More about Open Thread: Let’s Talk Saving