There is a popular stereotype that millennials are too busy drinking expensive lattes and eating organic avocado toast to make progress toward financial goals. However, actual spending data shows that spending habits of millennials do not really differ much between the generations from other generations.
If you’re considering personal loans, you may want to understand how companies determine loan offers that are customized just for you. The short answer is your credit history. Three credit agencies (TransUnion, Equifax and Experian) track a large amount of data tied to your credit history, and the credit story this data tells factors into your credit score.
It may still be cold in some parts of the country, but despite what any groundhogs may have to say about it, it is officially spring. Before we get into the full swing of summertime fun and relaxation, however, it’s time for a little spring cleaning. A financial spring cleaning.
If you’re not a fan of numbers or math, the word “budget” likely makes you squirm. Yet, if you’re trying to get on top of your finances—and who isn’t? —you need to make peace with budgeting. Thanks to digital tools, setting up and maintaining a budget doesn’t have to be as painful as long division or mental math. There are easy solutions for managing every part of the budgeting process and they make the life of every math-hating budgeter easier.
If you’re struggling with credit card debt you’re not alone. In fact, the average card-carrying adult has a balance over $5,000 on their plastics. You may be in good company, but you’re not in a good position! Once you’re in debt those credit card interest rates can to start accumulate quickly, making it hard to get on top of your finances.
Whatever special event you may be planning, budgeting is essential to ensure costs don’t spiral out of control and put you in debt. Even professional party planners will tell you that when there are multiple vendors and fees it can be easy to lose track of expenses. So, before calling the caterer or DJ, make sure you have a good idea of what you can reasonably afford and set a budget.