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POSTJan 17, 2020
If you want to save money, there’s no better way to do it than to create and maintain a personal budget. Among its many benefits, budgeting can help you keep track of your spending, save money, and work toward higher financial goals. But those new to budgeting tend to make a few major mistakes that . . .
POSTJan 14, 2020
Saving money can have a multitude of positive effects on an individual’s overall financial security as well as quality of life. Having a savings account or other method of savings has the obvious benefit of financial security, but there are also other benefits that may not be so straightforward. By working to cut corners and . . .
POSTJan 02, 2020
If you’re like many families across the country, there’s precious little time at the end of the day for cooking a healthy dinner. Chances are good that instead of toiling over a hot stove, it’s much easier to eat out or buy fast food for the family. That’s not good for your health or your . . .
POSTNov 04, 2019
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by missed loan payments or overdue credit card bills, you’re far from the only one. Many people find themselves in the red in their monthly budget as a result of overspending. People have many different reasons for overspending, so the first step toward a solution is to know yourself. Find . . .
POSTOct 01, 2019
A recent study found that Americans, in their lifetime, will spend an average of more than $120,000 on dating! While it’s important to keep romance alive, it’s also important to stay on budget too. Don’t break the banks for dates! Here are some affordable (or even free!) date night ideas. Go on a Picnic Pick . . .
POSTMay 06, 2016
I am so excited about buying my first house. At my age, you’d think I should have already accomplished this once or twice. That was the first misconception I had in my home buying journey. See the many home-buying misconceptions in this FULL INFOGRAPHIC. Did you know that first-time home buyers are 33 years old, on average? Does that surprise you . . .
POSTFeb 13, 2014
We spend a lot of time and a lot of money on food…more than you might realize. One of the quickest ways to put money in your savings account is to take that $10 you were going to put towards your lunch and put it right into savings. You may be thinking, ‘What will I do . . .