How to Use a Simple Paper Calendar to Get Control of Your Finances

If you are living paycheck to paycheck, it can be tough to get your bills paid on time. And if you have a lot of bills, it can get even more confusing. With due dates spread out over the month, and bills piling up constantly, it's tough to know what to pay and when, especially when money is really tight. With this technology-filled world we live in today, there are plenty of electronic options out there to help us set up budgets and manage our finances. If you want a good technology option, I … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Managing Your Money Better When You Get Paid Once Per Month

It seems that the majority of people get paid every two weeks, but that has rarely been the case for me. Most of my jobs have been faculty positions in colleges where we were paid once per month. Since I'm not married, there was never another person in the family getting paid every couple of weeks to help offset this once per month paycheck. If you find yourself in a similar position where your family is only getting paid once per month, you know that some months can feel REALLY long. I've … [Read more...]