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How to Fix Your Budgeting Weak Spots
5 months ago

How to Fix Your Budgeting Weak Spots

If you’re serious about getting your financial life in order, your first step is to make a budget. If you haven’t made one yet, stop everything and get cracking with …
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Why a Spender and a Saver are Compatible
7 months ago

Why a Spender and a Saver are Compatible

Savers and spenders are two different breeds, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get along. Money can be a huge issue between partners, and some studies have found it …
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The Financial Toll of Maternity Leave
8 months ago

The Financial Toll of Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is granted to expectant mothers that are bringing new lives into the world. In fact, maternal or paternal leave is governed by the Family and Medical Leave …
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Newly Engaged? Tips for Doing Your Wedding on a Budget
9 months ago

Newly Engaged? Tips for Doing Your Wedding on a Budget

You’re engaged! Congratulations. Now that you’ve started planning, you may be worried about how to plan a wedding that is both memorable and money-savvy. In fact, throwing a wedding …
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Should You Seek Therapy for Your Money Issues?
2 years ago

Should You Seek Therapy for Your Money Issues?

Finance can be a source of stress for many people. A myriad of money issues can affect other important aspects of life, like marriage, career, and mental health. For …
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What’s the Magic Number for a Family of 4?
2 years ago

What’s the Magic Number for a Family of 4?

Raising a family can be one of the most fulfilling endeavors in the world, but it can also be a challenge — particularly when it comes to finances. Between …
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Is Amazon Prime Worth it?
2 years ago

Is Amazon Prime Worth it?

Reader Question: Is Amazon Prime worth the money?

Amazon has changed the face of e-commerce, taking online shopping to a whole new level and offering everything from fresh grocery store …
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Why You Should Throw Out Your Budget

Having difficulty creating and/or sticking to a budget? Or trouble getting on the same money page as your partner? Hate the constraints of a monthly budget? Experts now suggest you …
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How Sacrificing for a Year Can Help You Stay Ahead Forever
2 years ago

How Sacrificing for a Year Can Help You Stay Ahead Forever

Have you ever thought about how those little expenses you indulge in add up over time? Most people don’t, and this is why they don’t maintain an adequate financial cushion …
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When Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a Good Thing
2 years ago

When Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a Good Thing

When you hear someone say that they live “from paycheck to paycheck,” it usually sounds as if they’re not budgeting responsibly. Most financial advisors suggest having a cushion of money …
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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
2 years ago

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

When it comes to one’s pets, we like to think the sky is the limit when it comes their health and happiness. But unfortunately, most do have a cap on …
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Throwing a Super Bowl Party on a Budget
2 years ago

Throwing a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

Thinking of throwing a Super Bowl party, but don’t want to take on the hefty cost associated with this type of event? Here are our top tips for throwing a …
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How to Create a Budget for 2016
2 years ago

How to Create a Budget for 2016

Do you have trouble sticking to budgets? Maybe it’s time to take a new approach in the upcoming new year. Monthly and weekly budgets are helpful, but don’t take into …
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52-Week Savings Challenge with a Twist
2 years ago

52-Week Savings Challenge with a Twist

Unless you were living under a rock last New Year’s you read about the 2014 savings challenge, maybe even some of you participated, but did any of you finish? This …
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Top 5 Money Resolutions for 2015
2 years ago

Top 5 Money Resolutions for 2015

This year, plan to make resolutions you can stick to, ones that became habits. Below are our top five financial resolutions for 2015, and tips on how to achieve each …
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Best Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt
2 years ago

Best Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt

In 2013, 57% of American parents reported taking on debt in order to purchase holiday gifts for their kids. Furthermore stating that it was more important to buy loved ones …
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Money Saving Tips: Holiday Shopping
2 years ago

Money Saving Tips: Holiday Shopping

The holidays can be rough on anyone’s budget, but it’s especially difficult for those who are attempting to get out of debt. No one should still be paying for Christmas …
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In Debt? Why You Should Still Be Saving
2 years ago

In Debt? Why You Should Still Be Saving

While you are in debt, it might seem counterintuitive to put money into savings instead of paying off your debts. In most cases, it is, but only if you don’t …
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5 Ways to Earn Extra Cash for Holiday Shopping
2 years ago

5 Ways to Earn Extra Cash for Holiday Shopping

The holidays can be expensive, especially if you have a lot of presents to buy. Instead of going into debt for another year, why not try to make some extra …
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Tips for Finding the Best Health Care
2 years ago

Tips for Finding the Best Health Care

For many, health-care open enrollment is around the corner. Should you switch or stay with your current? Insurance coverage can be complicated and at times difficult to understand. Below are …
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4 Reasons Layaway Is a Horrible Idea
2 years ago

4 Reasons Layaway Is a Horrible Idea

It’s about that time to start your holiday shopping, and while you want to get a jump on the holiday shopping, one tradition of early shopper should be avoided. While …
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How to Start Saving for the Holidays
2 years ago

How to Start Saving for the Holidays

The holidays are a financial strain on everyone. Between buying presents and throwing parties, it can be a huge drain on your wallet. While most people just throw all the …
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Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Fall Wardrobe
2 years ago

Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Fall Wardrobe

Summer is coming to an end and women everywhere are already dreaming about those new fall boots, sweaters, and jackets. Before you drain your bank account for those fashion must-haves …
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3 Times Paying Your Debt Early Isn’t Smart
2 years ago

3 Times Paying Your Debt Early Isn’t Smart

It’s the age old question: Should you pay off loans early? Whether it’s a mortgage, a student loan or a car loan, paying off your debt early can give you …
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5 Financial Goals for Millenials
2 years ago

5 Financial Goals for Millenials

When you first get out of college, things can be scary. You need to find a job, a place to live and build a life for yourself from scratch. Most …
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3 Ways Bad Credit Can Cost You Money
2 years ago

3 Ways Bad Credit Can Cost You Money

Having bad credit obviously keeps you from being approved for larger loans or higher credit limits, but bad credit can also cost you money in the long run. If you …
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How to Plug Budget Leaks
2 years ago

How to Plug Budget Leaks

The average American can waste as much as $1,000 a year in financial leaks in their budget. What are financial leaks? They are the places where you are leaking money …
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Parents: How to Talk Money with Your College Student
3 years ago

Parents: How to Talk Money with Your College Student

It’s that time of year, parents and students alike are prepping for college departures. It’s an exciting but stressful time filled with school orientations, class schedules and dorm prep. There …
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Marriage and Money: How to be Successful
3 years ago

Marriage and Money: How to be Successful

A recent survey by Money Magazine found that couples argue over finances twice as often as they fight about sex. In fact, 70% of couples fight about money more than chores, …
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Planning a Wedding? Quick and Simple Ways to Save
3 years ago

Planning a Wedding? Quick and Simple Ways to Save

According to the Real Weddings Survey performed by The Knot and the Wedding Channel, the average cost of a wedding ceremony in the United States is around $28,427. Of course, …
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Top Five Simple Ways to Save Money
3 years ago

Top Five Simple Ways to Save Money

No matter how much you make, anyone can benefit from saving money. In order to secure basic necessities as well as dream vacations, cars and more, you have to find …
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Marriage and Finances: Best Ways to Talk About Money
3 years ago

Marriage and Finances: Best Ways to Talk About Money

Even though your spouse is the closest person in the world to you, it can still be hard to discuss money with him/her. Maybe it’s that level of intimacy that …
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