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Best. Year. Ever. Keeping debt away

Debt is the worst. Sometimes we build up debt due to emergencies or situations that are beyond our control. Sometimes we just buy too much stuff. Whatever the case may be, here are three things to think about when it comes to your finances and debt… Set financial goals: Goal-setting is key when it comes to your money. Your budget … Continue reading

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Best. Year. Ever. Becoming a Homeowner

It’s January and you’ve resolved to make 2019 the BEST YEAR EVER! How do you make that resolution come to life? A good way to start is by moving out of your current rental and into a home you can call your own. Many people think buying a home is simply out of the question, but getting a mortgage is … Continue reading

Becoming a homeowner

3 apps to scare up savings

One money secret the wealthiest people share is the strategy of having their money work harder than they do. Your salary is just one part of the equation. To truly grow wealth, you’ll need a passive income generation stream. An IRA or 401(k) plan is a good start. With some digging into your spending patterns, you’re sure to find some … Continue reading

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It’s never too early to start saving

You teach your kids how to ride a bike, help them with their homework, and how to behave in public, but what have you taught your kids about finance and savings? Money is often a taboo subject to talk about, but by talking to your kids about it while they’re learning all of their other important life skills could greatly … Continue reading

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3 easy ways to save for emergencies

It’s time to stop thinking of an emergency fund as a luxury. Unexpected expenses pop up all the time. They’re the rule, not the exception. What’s rare is to never get sick, never have something break down, or never have to drop everything to help a family member in need. According to a GoBankingRates.com survey, 55% of Americans don’t have … Continue reading

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Love & Money: How to have the talk

The wedding of British royal Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan Markle has kicked off the nuptial season in the most sentimental way. But before making plans for your own royal wedding, have you and your fiancé had the talk? Not about the wedding budget, but about money in general. Hopefully, it’s been an ongoing discussion throughout your dating … Continue reading

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The Science of Saving

Saving your money isn’t always easy, especially when you don’t have a lot to spare. After paying all your usual expenses, there may be very little “fun” money at the end of the month. When we do find ourselves with some extra cash, like a tax refund, many of us rush out to buy those shoes or that electronic gadget … Continue reading

The Science of Saving

Seeking Financial Freedom? Start With a Realistic Budget.

Ever lie awake at night wondering if this month’s bills are going to exceed your bank balance? It’s a scenario many people can relate to, no matter how large or small the paycheck. If you want to take control over your finances (instead of being controlled by them), the first step is understanding where your money actually goes by creating … Continue reading

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Tips for Holiday Shopping

Have you made your holiday gift list yet? If not, it is definitely time to get started. Waiting until the last minute not only leads to needless stress, it can also result in overspending. A little financial planning will help you stay on budget—and ensure a more relaxing, enjoyable season! 1. Decide on an overall gift budget and the people … Continue reading

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