Lifestyle

Lifestyles vary greatly between age groups, where you live, what your goals are and what you like to do for fun. Each Bee has her own point of view and life experiences. Here we will share our views – and we hope you will share yours too. Topic include saving money, frugal-sweet living, budgeting tips, travel and entertainment.

Taking expensive trips for good location tags is a recipe for financial distress
Going into Debt to Be Internet Famous
People always find new ways to go into deep debt, but wasting your money (or your parents money) to become Internet Famous isn't a recipe for success; it's a recipe for financial distress! We offer the top five dumb ways that seeking online fame can lead to credit card debt.
10 Tips for Financial Spring Cleaning
We offer 10 financial spring cleaning tips so you can adjust your budget, find ways to cut costs and get your finances ready for summer and the two biggest shopping seasons at the end of the year. Are your finances ready?
How to Get Your “Yes” for Less
Popping the question can cost thousands – especially once you include the cost of the engagement ring. This infographic can help you get your yes for less.
These 10 financial tips help female breadwinners rest easy
10 Financial Tips for Female Breadwinners
Financial stress can be high for female breadwinners as you juggle family, a relationship and being the primary income earner. We offer 10 cost saving financial tips can that help you keep your sanity.
We try to put a finger on the costly new importance of brand loyalty
The Costly New Importance of Brand Loyalty
As Apple admits to throttling old iPhones, loyal customers consider leaving them behind. But the importance of brand loyalty as a costly new angle.
Time to Start Planning for Christmas 2018! (No, We’re Not Kidding)
Now that the holidays are over, take these steps to start budgeting and saving for Christmas 2018. Start now to avoid the dreaded holiday debt hangover!
End of Year Financial Tips
As we approach New Year, it’s time to get your finances organized for 2018. Consolidated Credit offers end of year financial tips to help you get started.
What’s Your Black Friday Shopping Strategy?
Use Consolidated Credit’s new infographic to craft the right Black Friday shopping strategy so you can stay on budget and avoid credit card debt.
5 Essential Finance Tips for High School Seniors
Early start in personal finance leads to financially independent adults. Amber Westover shares 5 tips to help high school seniors gain financial confidence.
Smart Identity Theft Protection Tips
Use Consolidated Credit’s Identity Theft Protection infographic to learn how to protect your personal data and information from ID theft and credit fraud.
Frightening Statistics for Halloween 2017
Halloween marks the start of the most expensive time of year.We look at shopping statistics for Halloween 2017 to see how people will spend money this year.
Ending the Confusion to Achieve Homeownership
Potential homebuyers are confused about the homebuying process and unaware of financial assistance programs that can help them achieve homeownership.
Most Americans Fail in Financial Well-Being
The CFPB asked Americans to rate their own financial well-being and it turns out that most of us believe we’re failing. Here’s what you can do to improve.
Millennials Want Employee Perks to Go to the Dogs
A new study finds Millennials want employee perks to go to the dogs… literally. But is having pets at work really a benefit or a total distraction?
Pinching Pennies: The Cost of Financial Stress in the Workplace
Financial stress often has rippling effects that could lead to higher employee turnover rates and decreased productivity at work.