Teach Your Kids the Value of Holiday Gift Budgeting

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking about budgeting for holiday gifts. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah or some other big holiday, December is typically an expensive month, especially if you have kids. But it’s also a great time to teach your children about smart money management. Here are some tips for showing your kids how to spend on a budget during the holidays.

3 Tips to Help You Budget for Halloween

Halloween is a billion-dollar industry. Americans will spend over $3 billion dollars on costumes, over $2 billion on candy, $2 billion on decorations and almost $400 million on greeting cards this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Halloween also happens to kick off all the big, end of the year shopping season. Needless to say, chances are good that you may be looking for a few money-saving tips for All Hallows Eve. Here are some suggestions