How to Save for College

How Do We Save for College?

Guest post by Invite Education Parents want the best for their children, which often includes a college education. Some new graduates leave campus with a diploma in one hand and a huge student loan bill in the other. Parents want their graduates to leave school with minimal debt. But how? There are about as many answers Read more about How Do We Save for College?[…]

Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

“Money is an opportunity to reach unity in marriage. When couples work together, they can do anything.” -Dave Ramsey There’s really no ideal way for couples to merge their finances together once they’ve said “I do.”  However, to avoid future financial communication issues, it’s important to have a conversation about how you both plan to Read more about Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?[…]

How To: Money Conversation with Kids

How to Have a Conversation About Money with Your Kids

“49% of teens are ‘eager’ to learn more about money management. Only 14% had taken a class on a financial literacy topic and over a third want to learn money skills from their parents.” –  Capital One As parents, we play an important role in the success of our kid’s long-term financial stability.  We teach Read more about How to Have a Conversation About Money with Your Kids[…]

kids and smart money habits

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Smart Money Habits

Parents play such an important role in the lives of their children. Behaviors, habits, and skills are picked up early and set the precedent for how well (or how bad) their kid(s) will do in the future. Many believe that you have to have everything together to teach your kid(s) good habits and skills, but Read more about 5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Smart Money Habits[…]

3 Ways to Achieve Financial Goals

3 Ways to Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2017

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey Every year, more than half of the country sets at least one money related New Year’s resolution, yet before summer even starts, those resolutions have been pushed to the back burner! Sometimes, it’s due to unexpected events that throw Read more about 3 Ways to Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2017[…]

What to Do When There’s Not Enough

Budgeting and staying on top of your finances is no doubt a task that can sometimes be a little frustrating especially when the numbers just don’t add up. The bills always seem to outweigh the income that comes in.  So the question is, what to do when there’s not enough? FIRST, look over all of your Read more about What to Do When There’s Not Enough[…]

How to Tackle and Beat a HUGE Grocery Bill

It’s no secret that parents across America are either jumping for joy because their kids are back in school or counting down the days until that day comes. For me, I’m counting down the days; 14 days to be exact. Don’t get me wrong, I will miss my kids, but I can’t lie about also Read more about How to Tackle and Beat a HUGE Grocery Bill[…]

Book Review: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Budget Brain Consulting does a new book review two Wednesdays per month in a segment called “What I Read Wednesdays.” (New videos coming soon!) Overview:  Out of all the personal finance books I’ve read so far this has been one of my absolute favorites! I loved the story line, the approach, and the overall lesson Read more about Book Review: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki[…]

5 Financial Lessons You Can Learn From Game of Thrones

Guest Post by Jessica Kane Even if you’re not a hedge knight traveling through Westeros or a wealthy merchant from Dorne, Game of Thrones can still teach you several useful financial lessons. 1. Winter is Coming The cautionary motto of House Stark applies to more than just Westeros’s impending snowfall. It basically means that you Read more about 5 Financial Lessons You Can Learn From Game of Thrones[…]

5 Simple Ways to Stay Organized and In Control of Your Finances

One of the things that could throw off a budget or any system for managing personal finances is the lack of organization and accountability. It’s important to budget and monitor spending, but more importantly you have to stay on top of your files and/or records, and consistently monitor the impact your budget has on your Read more about 5 Simple Ways to Stay Organized and In Control of Your Finances[…]