Here’s What to Include in an Entertainment Budget

If you’re hesitant to start a budget because you think it means you can’t have any fun, think again. A budget is simply a tool to help you decide how to spend and save your hard-earned money. And that includes budgeting for fun stuff, such as dining out, going to the movies and seeing live concerts and shows. Here are five things you should inc...


Family having a picnic to save money

Save Money on Summer Entertainment & Activities

Many of us spend more money during the summer because we’re surrounded by more temptations. Too hot? Head to the cool mall. Kids bored? Head to a theme park. Summer blockbuster? Have to get to the big screen. You get the gist… To help you save more money, we’ve compiled some cost-conscious tips and affordable alternatives to popular summer a...


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Is Lottery Fever Actually Good for You?

When lottery jackpots get this high, you’ll hear many financial experts explaining how buying a lottery ticket is the worst financial move you can make. They prefer you invest that ticket purchase in a savings account or mutual fund. Never mind them. It’s possible playing the lottery can be a perfectly sound investment, if lottery tickets ar...