Money talk used to be a scary conversation I mostly avoided. I very much had an out of sight, out of mind attitude coupled with a shame that I should know about this and didn’t feel equipped. This state of being wasn’t helping me feel any more in control of my money or empowered about money management. Staying silent about money also could not help me with wealth or long term life planning, both larger concepts but certainly worth mentioning as we begin this chat.
As you head into this year’s tax season, you want to make sure you get all the deductions you can! Taxes for 2019 can be done now and you can get ahead and submit before April 15. Just make sure to deduct what you can and if you get a refund, use it wisely.
One way to reset your finances is to implement “no spend days” several times a week. Like the name suggests, it’s all about having days where you don’t spend anything, not even a penny. We’ve created this no spend day tracker to help you get started.
It’s tax time. Let’s face it, most of us hate tax time and are filled with dread. Though doing your taxes isn’t exactly on your “fun” list, they are unfortunately a requirement for “adulting.” If you have regular 9 to 5 employment, it’s likely you can file your own tax return without too much hassle. Here’s how you can file your own tax return.
Has your income been affected by the government shutdown? Luckily, many corporations, local businesses, and community food banks are banding together to help where they can. Here’s what you can do to make sure your budget stays on track during this government shutdown.
You might be dreaming of getting a puppy as your newest addition to your family. You already know the breed and have the perfect name picked out. But before you go out and get a puppy, you want to be financially prepared for the cost of owning a dog. Like children, dogs, and especially puppies cost money. Here’s how to prepare.
Using these five savings account calculators you can see just how much you need to save to reach your goals. Whether it’s saving for a vacay to Cabo or preparing for a baby, paying off debt or saving for a down payment, these simple savings calculators can help you understand where you’re at and what you need to do to reach your goals.
We’re a week into the new year. Don’t let your New Year financial resolutions escape your grasp! Here are 7 ways to get your finances together in 2019 and how to cultivate a new mindset and achieve your New Year financial resolutions.
The past few weeks, my team and I have been working on our 2019 plans and strategizing a year that we’re all excited about. In the planning process, we decided to make the upcoming year a theme year and our theme is “Manifest Your Dreams with The Financial Gym in 2019.”
The most popular new year’s resolution is to save more money, exceeding the desire to lose weight. Most people fail and don’t reach their set goal. Here’s five tips for setting financial goals that you can work toward.
It’s almost the new year and you’re ready to get your finances in check. You’ve tried before but you tell yourself this time will be different. Sound familiar? Many of us have goals to improve our finances but fall short for a number of reasons. But there’s a secret weapon that can transform the process: getting an accountability partner.
Thinking about your 401(k) strategy or even looking at the basic benchmarks for your retirement savings can feel overwhelming, but don’t put it off. You can achieve a 401(k) plan that works for you and your goals and fits within your lifestyle.
Meet Gabrielle! We sent Gym Magic her way to assist in paying for unexpected expenses after her family went through a series of rough patches. We caught up with Gab to learn more about her journey with us and how she and her family are doing now.
It’s the most wonderful time of year but can also be the most stressful time of year for your wallet. You might have a laundry list of things to buy, travel to book and more. Before you get in too deep, keep these smart holiday spending tips in mind when budgeting for the holidays.
I’m sure all of your inboxes are flooded with Black Friday deals and the multitude of ways you can spend your hard earned money on stuff; and I want to make sure that you receive what I feel is the best offer in your inbox, and that’s the offer to NOT spend your money.
Here are the best Black Friday shopping tips on how to get the most out of Black Friday deals. You’ve barely digested the turkey and your mind turns to the deals you should be scooping up during Black Friday.
This summer, I splurged and saw the latest installment of the Mission Impossible movie series in the theater; and while I found the movie entertaining, I spent the last 20 minutes of it convinced that Ethan Hunt’s mission was truly “impossible” and all characters were sure to die. Spoiler alert: they all lived and yet again Ethan defied just about every law of physics to accomplish his task.
Are you feeling the pinch when it comes to your finances? Get Expert Financial Advice & Hit Your Goals with the 5 Best Tips on How to Save on a Tight Budget. By using these five tips you can make progress on your savings goals without too much pain and go after your big dreams and life goals.
I was feeling pretty good about my money diaries log, which I had been keeping for a week upon reading the book. Then, on the last day of logging, my boyfriend texted me with some news. Primera Airlines had just declared bankruptcy. Which was not so great because they owed me 3000 euros. That’s about $3,450.
What would it feel like to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt? How about increasing your credit score by 50 points? Donna Leung, since joining the Financial Gym last fall, can confidently tell you how!
At The Gym, we like to say the summer is to our bank accounts, as the winter is to our bodies. We plan weekend getaways, go to impromptu rooftop happy hours, and try to soak up the summer fun as much as possible.