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Budget

Create a budget challenge

At the start of February, we proposed a “Track Your Spending Challenge” to encourage a first step toward better personal finances. As February comes to a close, it’s time for a new challenge! Hopefully, you have had a lot of practice and a new awareness of where your money goes. Now it’s time to take [...]

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The age of technology has taken us so far from where we’ve come. New gadgets are coming out so quickly nowadays it’s hard to keep up. Even the way we purchase goods, complete household projects and consume information has completely adapted. Getting rid of credit card debt can be difficult when everywhere you turn you’re being [...]

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We all have certain hobbies or interests, some of which can take up a lot of our time and money. It’s important to have something in your life that you enjoy, whether it’s reading books, playing an instrument, customizing your car, or collecting certain items. Although, maybe your biggest interest is dining out at restaurants [...]

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Special occasions and holidays should never break the bank, no matter how much you love a person. Valentine’s Day is no exception. Being thoughtful scores way more points in my book than any material gift or elaborate activity. So if you are still in fact trying to figure out something special to do this Valentine’s Day, here is a [...]

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Track your spending challenge

Did you make a financial resolution for 2015? According to a recent survey by Fidelity, chances are that you have not made one. With only 31% of respondents claiming they are setting a money-related financial resolution for 2015, what is everyone else doing? January is over, but February is a brand new month to start again. Take the February [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Check Your Accounts

by Albie D on January 27, 2015

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Do you ever find yourself with higher-than-expected credit card balances, or lower-than-expected savings each month? If you have questions about your expenses from time to time, then it’s clear that you aren’t tracking your spending. You may not even be operating from a budget. These are two key steps in getting control over your finances and [...]

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It seems nowadays everyone’s eyes are glued to their phone. Technology has become increasingly mobile friendly and will continue to do so at a rapid pace. Applications have made it easy to pay bills, monitor accounts, receive coupons and buy items directly from your phone. So with all of your favorites, why not add a budgeting [...]

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With many Americans vowing to pay off credit card debt as well as shedding some pounds, sometimes it seems impossible to do both. There are plenty of healthy, cost effective ways to make sure you’re getting the right kind of nutrients while saving a few bucks. People often affiliate eating healthy with spending more money, [...]

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second semester budgeting tips

The new year is here and we’re already halfway through January. With the arrival of spring semester for students, this provides a great opportunity for a fresh start. But with new classes, parties, and the endless all-nighters, thinking about financial responsibility sometimes takes a back seat. Did you know a recent poll unveiled that only [...]

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better habits for better finances

Maybe New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, but you still want to make improvements in your life. Simply altering bad habits into good habits can make a big difference, especially when it comes to personal finances. If you are looking for how to get rid of debt, adopting some of these habits can help you on your way. Here [...]

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