Do you have children heading to college next year? Have you filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? There’s still time—but not much!
Even if you have a great handle on your finances, unexpected challenges such as losing a job, dealing with an injury or illness, or having to help a family member in need can threaten your financial stability. It doesn’t take much to throw your monthly budget off track.
Devising and maintaining a practical, workable budget is the foundation of your financial well-being. Whether you are on your own or have a partner or family, it is an essential starting point.