Since the recession of 2007, many Americans have found themselves struggling to make ends meet each month. Even those previously considered "well off" find themselves looking for ways to trim expenses. In fact, a recent study found that over 39 percent of households earning more than $70,000 per year now utilize coupons. By taking the time to set up a budget you can avoid ongoing financial struggles and worries that may plague you.
Sticking to a grocery budget is something that many people struggle with on a regular basis. When in the store, it's easy to impulsively buying things they don't need. Shoppers may be drawn to get those items that are "new & improved" or are a great deal (if you buy 10 of them). Don't fall for the supermarket tricks and go in prepared with some basic shopping tips.
Everyone dreams of getting away for a bit, whether it's a trip to the Wisconsin Dells, a road trip to see family or few days in another city. The good news is that your vacation doesn't need to make a big impact on your budget.