Late bills are a little like thunder and lighting; you won’t get burned – unless you’re the 1 in  700,000 that gets hit – but your experience won’t be pleasant. Nonetheless, just as you can prepare for the physical storm, you can prepare for the financial one just as easily. It starts with budgeting. Many
Want to know how to budget? First you must know how to give. The French philosopher and journalist, Albert Camus, famously wrote, “real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present”. July 15th is Give Something Away Day. Camus was talking about topics beyond charity. But his words still resonate. Charities, after
By David Castillo San Antonio has been celebrating the heroes of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto since 1891. Every April the city gathers around to celebrate the holiday with food, drinks, and festivities. But in order to celebrate properly, you should be able to properly afford what’s on the menu. Good times

7 Lessons in Making Life Affordable

Life is hectic.  Sometimes we feel a lack of control over our finances, credit and budget.  Here are some steps on how to make your life more affordable and plan for the future. #1 Always check your credit and stay on top of any impending problems or issues. #2 Create a budget.  Use a spreadsheet
It’s stressful enough to be in debt and worry about how you’re going to make your next payment. Receiving calls from debt collectors just adds a feeling of dread, even when you are in the comfort of your own home. Luckily, you not only have certain rights when it comes to dealing with collection agencies,

What Financial Help Service Do I Need?

Consumers have lots of options when it comes to getting help with finances. Oftentimes you can fix your problems on your own, but there are certain situations when you can benefit from the help of a professional. Make an informed decision by learning about the different types of financial help services available, and which may