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POSTFeb 25, 2021
Homeownership is a significant goal for many Americans. One recent survey stated that 84% of Americans see homeownership as an excellent financial investment. Additionally, there’s a lot of messaging in our society that says that you aren’t an adult until you purchase your first home. After all, buying a home shows you’ve achieved a certain amount of . . .
POSTFeb 17, 2021
The minimalist lifestyle is about living with less and being purposeful about what you do and do not allow into your life. At the moment, it feels very trendy: You can find blogs, Instagram accounts, podcasts, and books devoted to showcasing a minimalist lifestyle. Many of these social media accounts make minimalism seem expensive and . . .
POSTFeb 02, 2021
The first step to handling your finances well is deciding to learn how to do it. Luckily, there are tons of free information sources to help you become more financially literate, from websites to videos to podcasts. Listening to personal finance podcasts is a great way to increase your financial literacy, and you can do . . .
POSTJan 25, 2021
Teaching children life skills is an essential part of preparing them for their bright future. Managing money is one of the most critical life skills someone can have and, luckily, there everyday life offers many opportunities to model good money management habits. Activities like buying groceries or stopping by the bank, are chances to teach . . .
POSTDec 29, 2020
New year, new you? Many people take the turning of the calendar page as an opportunity to reevaluate their priorities and make resolutions to improve themselves or their circumstances in the new year. According to Psychology Today, 41% of Americans make resolutions. Unfortunately, 88% of resolutions fail. Financial resolutions are in the top five of all . . .
POSTDec 14, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones, eat favorite foods, and enjoy family traditions. For many of us, it also means figuring out how to get home for the holidays, though some might instead focus on traveling to a popular vacation spot to . . .
POSTNov 05, 2020
Once upon a time, the Christmas shopping season kicked off with Black Friday. Black Friday started in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving, and for most people, it wrapped up that afternoon. But now, things are a little more complicated. Cyber Monday started in the first years of this century, as people . . .
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 . . .
POSTNov 13, 2013
Who likes cold hard cash? Just about everyone does and for a good reason. We have to have money to get the essentials (and non-essentials) we need in our lives. That’s why applying money saving tips to our every day routine could help us all in the long-run. So our tip of the day for today is this: . . .