Category: Budgeting

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7 Holiday Shopping Hacks for the Savvy Shopper

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and we know it can be tough to stick to your budget. Here are 7 holiday shopping hacks to make sure you find exactly what you need—and don’t spend more than you should. Tips to Follow: Make a list and check it twice. When you shop with a […]

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Before Leaving Your Job, Make Sure Your Wallet Is Ready

If you’re planning to leave your job during the so-called Great Resignation, it’s important to make sure your finances are in order first. That’s why we’ve outlined some important steps you can take before making the switch. Review your savings When you’re thinking of leaving your job, don’t quit until you have enough savings to […]

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Back-to-School Shopping Hacks: 7 Ways to Save

Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Here are seven tips for saving this year. Take inventory. Don’t go shopping without first taking stock of what you already have. Keep a running list so you know exactly what you need before you spend any money on new supplies or clothing. Shop tax-free. Sales […]

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FAQ: Should You Use A Credit Card At The Gas Pump?

Q: Should you use a credit card to pay for gas? A: Americans pump close to 393 million gallons of gasoline a day, which is more than a gallon for every American! That’s a lot of gas! And when you think about the high prices at the pump today, you want to make sure you’re […]

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4 Summer Money Moves To Keep You Financially Fit

Summertime is a wonderful time of year for many people, but it’s also a time when some people can find themselves overspending or otherwise getting into financial trouble. Here are four tips for staying out of debt over the summer and sticking to your budget: Prepare for a possible drop in income during the summer. […]

How to Save Money – Some Helpful Tips

How much money would you have if you would have saved every coin since you were born? If you simply saved a quarter a day for a year, you would have saved $91.25 per year. So, if you are 20, you would have a whopping $1,825 in your savings account right now … that’s if […]

Budgeting with 50/30/20

Budgeting with 50/30/20 Budgeting is a skill that helps you make smart decisions with your money. It ensures that you’re spending less than you earn, it prepares you for life’s curveballs, and it funds your goals and your dreams. Unfortunately, budgeting is often seen as restrictive and overwhelming. Financial priorities are deeply personal, so it […]