Consumers have paid down debt as high interest rates have discouraged them from taking on new debt, but many middle- and lower-income households are struggling just to get by. Market Watch reports on the causes and cautions of the growing ‘debt divide.’ (Image: ccPixs, Creative Commons)
More than just an allotment of spending month, an allowance for children presents an opportunity for teaching them about the value of money, how money can be earned, saved and spent wisely, Parents.com says. (Photo: publicdomainpictures.net)
Vacation should be relaxing, but that doesn’t mean you should overspend. Here are some tips and tricks to travel smarter so you can have the vacation you deserve—all within your budget. Real Simple tells you how. (Photo: Mike Prosser, Creative Commons)
It’s a scam on the rise: Robotexts purporting to be from fraud investigators, job recruiters and other occupations are duping people out of their hard earned money. The Guardian reports on what’s going on and how to protect yourself.
Harvard College prepared this financial literacy guide for its students, but it can teach us all about budgeting, credit, savings, taxes, investing and more. From Harvard College.
Spring is the time that everyone dreams of a perfect, relaxing family vacation, but sometimes financing it is a hassle. Blogging on theplanningmom.com, Kami offers ideas for budget vacationing. (Photo: Chiot’s Run, Creative Commons)
With the long-term future of Social Security still an open question, it’s more important than ever that Americans be smart about saving for retirement. But how? Nerdwallet.com offers some commonsense advice. (Photo: Vlada Karpovic, via Pexels)
Especially in our culture, the temptation is for money to become an idol. Over and over again, the New Testament makes it abundantly clear: Money wants our worship. This insightful essay from Christianity Today explores.
Storm clouds are on the horizon. Economists say 2023 may bring a recession. But you can take steps to minimize the harm for you and your family. Here, from Mint, are some ideas. (Photo: Ignorant Walking, Creative Commons)
We learn as we grow, but that can be especially true in our faith journey with money. Stewardship educator Grace Pomroy explains how her financial history led her to see God’s abundance. (Photo: Kevin M. Klerks, Creative Commons)