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Budgeting tips to help you create and maintain a budget

Creating and maintaining a budget helps you stay on track, but you’ll want to keep some important tips and suggestions like differentiating between needs and wants and expecting the unexpected in mind also.

Articles to help maximize your budget

Starting today, save money today with some personal finance advice, budgeting tips, and expert coaching.
Reaching Your Financial Goals

Reaching Your Financial Goals

Those goals don't have to be lofty or complicated. Keep them simple and attainable is the message here.

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

If you’ve been putting it off, you’ve come to the right place.

Money Management for Couples

Money Management for Couples

Couples who manage money together make financial decisions that are better for their financial future. Connect with your significant other and get started on some practical money management methods today.

Investing 101: Get Started Today

Investing 101: Get Started Today

Unsure of how to start investing? Our Investing 101 guide can help equip you with the tools and education you need to begin on the right path to grow your money.

Financial Foundation for Freelancers

Financial Foundation for Freelancers

Get some great financial tips to help you get better control of your business and personal budgets.

Tips to help increase your savings

Boost Your Savings With These Simple Savings Tips.

Boost Your Savings With These Simple Savings Tips.

Pick and choose from easy ideas to increase how much you save.

What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?

What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?

Try these 5 smart things to do with a tax refund, bonus or windfall.

5 Effortless Ways to Save Money

5 Effortless Ways to Save Money

It's easy to overspend when starting out, so here are ideas for cutting down expenses.

Build an Emergency Fund

Build an Emergency Fund

Having extra cash in an emergency fund comes in handy when life throws you something unexpected.

Successful Saving Habits to Meet Your Money Goals

Successful Saving Habits to Meet Your Money Goals

Help build a stronger financial plan today with these five ideas.

Additional budgeting articles

Up To Your Neck in Debt

Up To Your Neck in Debt

Do you find yourself juggling multiple bills and wondering how to make ends meet? Here is some advice to help control your debt.

How to Create Better Spending Habits

How to Create Better Spending Habits

Try these simple strategies to help you spend smarter, skip impulse spending and save more.

Methods and Strategies for Breaking Down a Budget

Methods and Strategies for Breaking Down a Budget

You can have a budget – and still live the life you want to live.

Know Your Work Perks

Know Your Work Perks

It (literally) pays to get in on all the benefits your employer offers.

Smart Financial Goals to Set While You Are Still Young

Smart Financial Goals to Set While You Are Still Young

Got financial goals? You're never too young to start working on them. Here are four smart moves that can help you get started.

5 Habits of the Financially Savvy to Deal with Paperwork

5 Habits of the Financially Savvy to Deal with Paperwork

Protect your credit score and organize your finances by changing your bill routine.

Follow these steps to achieve financial wellness

Follow these steps to achieve financial wellness

These 3 basic practices can set you on the right course toward financial wellness.

Budget Date Ideas for Couples

Budget Date Ideas for Couples

Romance isn’t just about grand gestures that drop major dough. Here are creative ideas for a memorable date night on a budget.

Think Twice Before Spending

Think Twice Before Spending

Cutting down on certain spending habits can bring you closer to achieving your short and long-term financial goals.

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

If you’ve been putting it off, you’ve come to the right place.

Set Small Goals to Make Big Wins

Set Small Goals to Make Big Wins

Saving for that big goal can be overwhelming. So break it in to bite-sized tasks that give you wins along the way.

The Psychology of Spending Habits and Mistakes

The Psychology of Spending Habits and Mistakes

By understanding the psychology of spending money and why you may be spending so much, you can build better financial habits.

Money Tips: How to Keep a Holiday Budget

Money Tips: How to Keep a Holiday Budget

End-of-year discretionary spending can quickly spiral out of control. Here’s a look at common mistakes and tricks to stick to a budget.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.