From the category archives:

Budget

scrooge_mcduck

Growing up, I never would have thought that Scrooge McDuck would be a good role model. His cantankerous nature didn’t seem appealing; he just seemed greedy and mean. While it looks like Scrooge is sitting idly by on his money, his wealth is actually circulating in the economy and growing. His giant pile of money [...]

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talking cents guy

DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY, I have not done much in the past to make sure that every part of my finances are in tip-top shape. I recently became financially independent (just graduated from college this past May), and I’m not sure where to begin. How can I start cleaning up my finances and making sure [...]

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Save Money on Halloween

by Albie D on October 27, 2014

save money on halloween

Between the costumes, candy, and decorations, Halloween can wind up being a pretty expensive holiday. Those of us looking to save money need to find less expensive alternatives to the high-priced items, but just because you have a small budget doesn’t mean the fun factor has to get smaller too. Check out these ideas to save [...]

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401k

Happy National Save for Retirement Week! Whether you haven’t started saving for retirement or you have a great plan in place, everyone can participate in this week; maybe you finally start that personal budget or you take some time to evaluate your current plan. It’s not the most glamorous time of the year, but certainly one [...]

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kidsmoney1

It’s not unusual for children to focus on the next new toy that they want without understanding how to get it. Beyond just spending money, children will need to learn where money comes from and where it can go. Financial literacy can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life, so why not start at [...]

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budget

The Financial Planning Association has declared this week as Financial Planning Week! The FPA is a group that advocates financial education and supports initiatives that help consumers better understand the importance of financial planning. We would like to show our support of Financial Planning Week by offering some of our financial education resources to help consumers get on [...]

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Children can begin learning about personal finance at a young age, as early as preschool. They should start to learn about the concept of money at this age, otherwise, they may look at money as an infinite resource, causing bad spending habits later in life. There are a number of resources to help them understand [...]

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dorm room

Dorm room walls can be gray and drab, but they don’t have to stay that way. Let the decor of your college dorm room reflect the real you! Add posters, rugs, lamps, and sheets to customize your room and make it as fun and outgoing as you are. This week, we’re focusing on how you [...]

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dorm room

Dorm rooms can be so boring. Those drab concrete walls and generic curtains are just waiting for you to come in and add your style. In this series, we’re looking at the coolest dorm room styles, all of which you can score for less than $100. Whether you’re quiet and romantic or outspoken and brassy, [...]

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Piggy bank with christmas hat isolated on white background

Now that the back-to-school season is coming to an official close, it’s time to start thinking about the winter holidays. No? Too soon? Believe it or not, it’s never too soon to start planning for the holiday season. For example, if you started saving just $20 a week back in January until Thanksgiving, you would [...]

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