Budgeting is key to smart money management. Here you'll find information on making a budget and creating an emergency fund, as well as tips on managing your finances and avoiding financial trouble.
Money Management 101
Take control of your finances by learning the basics of money management.
Budgeting: How to Make a Budget
A realistic budget is your best weapon against overspending.
An Allowance for Your Kids?
Think through these questions before giving your children allowances.
Emergency Funds: Creating Your Cash Reserve
Everyone should set aside a little extra cash in case of a job loss, medical expense, or other emergency -- learn how to start your emergency fund today.
Financial Tips for the Holidays
A little budgeting during the holidays can save you from financial disaster.
Avoiding Financial Trouble: Ten Tips
These simple suggestions will help you stay out of financial hot water.
Best Personal Finance Websites
Visit the websites below to learn how to manage your finances wisely to safeguard your future.
Promissory Notes for Personal Loans to Family and Friends
When making loans to family and friends, protect yourself with a promissory note.
What can I do to collect on a bum check?
In some states, a judge could award you up to three times the amount of the check.
Can I cash a check that I've held for months?
No law says you have to cash a check within 30 days.
Can I collect on a loan to someone who's died?
Isn't their family responsible for paying this debt?
The Basics of Sharing
Share property, resources, or obligations and live more sustainably.
The Many Benefits of Sharing
Share your resources and enjoy social, financial, and environmental benefits.