The Shriver Report – budget

Special Edition

5 Ways to Manage Financial Stress
If you’re stressed about money, the good news is you’re not alone. According to a 2013 study by Citi and LinkedIn, women experience more stress and have more financial concerns than men, and Gen X women report the highest levels of stress of any age group. So how can we cope with all this? We’ve got some ideas!  → Read More
Single Sales: Tips for Women When Buying a Home
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Jane in a single-family home with a white picket fence and a baby carriage. What if Jane was a content, single, and financially independent woman who decided to alter tradition by jumping straight to the little house with the white picket fence? When buying as a single female, there is a lot to consider. We’ve compiled a list of sometimes-overlooked tips to help with the daunting process.  → Read More
Family Finances: Tips to Teaching Your Kids About Money
Family finances are a sensitive topic. Our children cannot always have what they want and providing what they need can be a struggle. It is hard for children to understand why they cannot have the things they see on commercials or in the homes of friends and family. It is difficult for parents to admit that they cannot provide all that they wish they could.  → Read More
5 Money Habits You Should Break Now
You’ve got a fresh start on a new year. Now that we are a few months in, it’s the perfect time to take the opportunity and evaluate your finances. It’s also a good idea to be honest with yourself and make sure you’re not behaving badly when it comes to your money.  → Read More
Tips and Tricks to Stick to Your Budget
When my husband and I were first married, we didn’t have much money coming in. Our expenses were fairly straightforward, and we had to stick to a budget or we would go into debt because we didn’t have enough money. Then, when our income increased, we became a bit lazier about money–until we had children.Regardless if you’re single, DINKs, in a committed relationship, or a family with children, creating a budget and sticking to it is essential if you want to be financially secure.  → Read More
How to Tackle Your Taxes – The Fun, Smart Way
Tax season is always an interesting time in people’s financial lives. There’s nothing like reviewing how much you spent, how much you earned and how much you did or didn’t save to stir things up in your relationship with money. But that doesn’t mean you should put off your taxes until the last minute. Here is how – and why – I took care of my taxes already this year.  → Read More
How to Create a Budget
No matter where you are in life – whether you’re getting started with your first job, planning for a big change, or simply validating your incomings and outgoings – creating a budget is an important way to lay, and maintain, your financial foundations.  → Read More