• 2 Futures and 1 Big Choice

    The year is 2039. Over the past 20 years we have seen the dawn of driverless cars. We have watched as a small colony is established on Mars. And robots; robots are everywhere now! Helping us clean. Shopping for us. Even embedded in our body.

  • 3 Simple Ways for Couples to Budget

    I strongly believe that we should design our life and things we want to do in it before thinking about how much or how little money we are spending. We definitely should not let money rule our lives. Instead, we should find out what makes us happy and do that, regardless of the cost! However ...

  • 5 Ways to Save for an Epic Adventure

    Just so you know: Life Before Budget has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Life Before Budget and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Also, the content of this article as well as comments from users are not meant to be professional financial advice and have not been reviewed by the advertisers. Please read our disclosures page for more details. One of the worst things to do is to get stuck in the routine of everyday life. We get up, go to work, have dinner, and go to bed, only to wake up the next day and do it all over again. Sometimes it…

  • How to Save a Ton of Money on Furniture

    When I was 21, I got my first post-college job, moved out of my parent’s house, and set out to add some furniture to my apartment. My aunt was getting rid of a couple of things, so I was able to get a couch, a picture, and a couple of lamps for free. Thanks, Aunt Marg! I also headed out to Target and bought a $89 “entertainment center” which held my TV, stereo, and a few DVDs after it was assembled. Then, I made my big purchase, a $450 La-Z-Boy recliner! I had pretty simple tastes back then or as my wife will tell me, absolutely no taste. Furniture was…

  • Hiking, Waterfalls, and Exploring in Hocking Hills, Ohio

    Like me, you probably get really excited about a big vacation. Not only do you have all of the transportation and accommodations booked months in advance, but you have spent the last several years dreaming about what you will do when you arrive. You bought new luggage, new clothes, and have encouraged your kids to research the place that you are going to and find out some great things that they want to do.

  • Delayed Gratification to Seven Figures

    This is a guest post written by Ben, who writes at BlueDollarBull.com, about building and maintaining wealth that will last for generations. I think that Generational Wealth is an important concept to think about, especially for those of us with kids! Ben also has a YouTube Channel with a lot of great videos on it (including his 0 to $1,000 Challenge). Definitely check out his website and subscribe to his YouTube Channel. You will find a lot of interesting and helpful content on there.Thanks, Ben, for sharing your story with us!

  • How You Can Make TAX FREE MONEY Without Being Shady: Part 1

    Just so you know: Life Before Budget has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Life Before Budget and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Also, the content of this article as well as comments from users are not meant to be professional financial advice and have not been reviewed by the advertisers. Please read our disclosures page for more details. I probably shouldn’t tell you this, especially if you are about to leave for work or if you are sitting in your cubicle after having slept for only a few hours last night. But you are working for the government right now instead of…

  • How Women Can Manage Money and Save for Retirement to Enjoy a Secure Life

    This is a guest post written by Nelly, who writes at My Way of Viewing about topics that deal with personal finance. Thanks, Nelly, for sharing this topic with us! To get in touch with her, please visit her blog.  It is a proven fact that women are still lagging behind on saving for retirement and a secure financial life. The average retirement savings of women are much lower than that of men. As per a report published in “Workplace Benefits Report”, more than 70% of women are worried about their retirement savings, whereas only about 58% of men are worried about their retirement. Let us discuss how women should…