The new year is fast approaching (and for those of us trying to shake off 2020, not fast enough!). That means it’s time to start looking ahead and dreaming big about the future for your home and family.
Your household budget doesn’t have to be complicated. A functional household budget simply accounts for money that comes in and money that goes out. That can be as simple as dedicating 50 percent of your money toward needs, 30 percent toward wants, and 20 percent for savings or debt repayment.
It takes a lot of work to make a house a home. You may want to upgrade your kitchen, build a patio, or install hardwood floors. How to budget after buying a house to make that work – and to keep up with your bills and maintenance – can be a delicate balancing act.
Getting finances in order – whether that’s saving money or paying down debt – is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions each year.
There's a lot to love about homeownership. But what happens when you're ready for a change of scenery? Moving on a whim isn't an option for most people, but redecorating can help ensure you continue loving your space, even as your taste changes.