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Budget

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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cost of groceries

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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Fitness on a Budget

by Albie D on January 5, 2015

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As is tradition at the start of a new year, many people will be flocking to the gym to begin their resolutions to get in shape. Several challenges await these eager fitness newbies. The first is overcoming the odds and sticking with their resolutions to achieve their goals. Another is how to get physically fit [...]

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Reset button review finances

Okay folks. It’s over. No more gifts. No more parties. It’s time to get back to your normal lives and try not to let the holiday hangover ruin your finances for the next 12 months. Now is the time to take stock of your financial life and set your plans for the year. Do you have [...]

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affordable holiday meal

We are right in the middle of the holiday season with Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s and more on the horizon. Feeding the masses may seem daunting, even from a distance. With many Americans feeling stressed over credit card debt, don’t let your holiday mealtime cause any more anxiety. There are several ways to have a joyous and [...]

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How to Save Money for a Goal

by Albie D on December 12, 2014

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Different people can have different philosophies on money. Some people prioritize spending and enjoying their money now, while others may save as much as they can for the future. Neither philosophy has a specific goal in mind, but that can mean the difference between frivolous spending and self-deprivation. Here’s how you can save for a [...]

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