Break Your Budget on Purpose Today With Heather Wagenhals

Break your budget for good and be happy about it! Have you broken your budget repeatedly? Have you dealt with issues of guilt or shame surrounding money? Let’s make a change today and ditch the guilt and shame that budgets bring on, and we will break that budget once and for all and replace it …

Financial Adviser Jason Parker balances Youth Sports Budgets with Retirement

Is your retirement in danger of defeat? Many parents are spending thousands of dollars a year so their kids can play competitive sports. The cost of competition might be putting their financial futures at risk! Who’s On: Financial professional Jason Parker, president of Parker Financial in Silverdale, Washington joins us with tips on finding a balance between kids’ athletic …

5 Ways You Can Save $100 This Week

Every month you set a goal to save a small portion of your income, only to realize at month’s end that there’s nothing left to save, sound familiar?  Where does it go? Well, there are the necessities like the rent or house payment, utilities and food. But most of us manage to fritter away money …

Shop Smart with Personal Finance Expert Heather Wagenhals

Strategize Your Spending Habits with personal finance expert and host of Unlock Your Wealth Radio, Heather Wagenhals. Tune in on the Libsyn platform as Heather reveals tips and tricks of how to buy products without overspending your budget.  In this interview Heather shares everyday techniques you can use that will help simplify and strategize your spending on …

What Not to Say to Your Spouse About Money

According to Financial Training, the one thing you should not say to your spouse about money is, “I went through the credit card statements and can’t believe you spend so much on stuff we don’t even need!” Instead of yelling at your spouse, try talking with your partner on financial concerns you have and discuss them …

Small Change, Big Savings

A relatively easy way to build your savings account is keep that small change to grow a big savings. Take the loose change that is constantly laying around the house and the never ending purse full of coins and start a small savings jar. The first $9.87 collected will soon become $90.87 and continue to …

Christmas in July: 5 Financial To-Dos to Make Your Holiday Season Merrier

It’s hot. The laundry room is filled with towels from afternoons at the pool. My current goal is to see how many meals I can cook on the grill and not turn on the oven. And my days are filled with trying to stay in our air-conditioned home as much as possible and entertain children …

5 Personal Finance Basics for High School Students

As high school students prepare for the real world, taking classes to advance their knowledge in math, biology and health, they unfortunately lack one important course, personal finance. US News reports that only 17 states in the U.S. require high school students to take a personal finance course, according to a 2014 survey by the Council …

8 Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts

Celebrating Father’s Day is a time to reflect back on all that our dad’s have given us, it is an opportunity for you to express how much your dad means to you and your family.  Even though Father’s Day is not as highly celebrated as Mother’s Day, a thoughtful card or homemade gift can still …

12 Budget Tips When Planning Your Summer Vacation

Taking a family vacation these days can cost a pretty penny, in fact it can add up to over $4,500 for a family of four. Just because the vacation is costing you as much as you made last month, that shouldn’t stop you from a stress-free time with the family. If your budget is in place, …

How to Avoid a Financial-Planning Oops

Creating a financial plan can be simple, however with all the extra financial-services being offered around you, things can get a little complicated. It is possible however to develop the right financial plan for you and your family while maintaining and sticking to your financial goals. Even though you will hit some bumps along your …

5 Reasons Debit Cards are Not the Answer

Debit cards and credit cards might swipe the same, but their transactions are very different which can affect your financial situation. So which one is better for your credit, savings and personal use? Read on to find out the top five answers from personal finance experts: Extra consumer protections It’s fairly common knowledge that most …

3 Money Lessons from Mom

When you were young mom always knew what was best, she always made you feel safe and secure even teaching you lessons to prepare for a life of financial stability. She always knew what to do or say to maintain a positive attitude even when times were tough. Moms are great and they offer great …

4 Ways to Set Up a Dream Nursery on a Budget

Soon-to-be parents look forward to designing the nursery for their newborn, but it can be financially difficult to get everything you want and still have money left over for the car seat. Instead of going all out on brand names with the latest gadgets, try using the following three ways to set up a dream …

5 Affordable Summer Activities for Kids

School will soon be out for kids and that means it’s time for parents to start preparing for a long summer ahead. Unless their summer is filled with part-time work (for older children) or summer camp (for younger ones), then you’re likely looking for ways to fill their days that won’t break your summer savings. …