JUL
11
5 Tips to Reduce Debt or Boost Savings

If your car breaks down and can’t be repaired, are you prepared to get a new one? Ideally, you’ll have a down payment lined up (or at least an emergency fund ready and waiting), your credit will be in good shape, and you’ll have room in your budget for a monthly payment.

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Category: Money, Debt


JUL
06
Money Tips for Recent Grads

You’re finally out of school and you’ve landed your first job. That paycheck, or what’s left of it after taxes, might still seem huge if it’s the most you’ve ever earned.

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Category: Money


JUL
05
Easy Two Step Budget

You rarely hear anyone truly excited about spending some time budgeting. It’s boring, tedious, and, if you’re not doing it right, it’s time consuming. For many people, it’s the painful realization that they don’t make as much money as they’d like, their debts are too high, or they spend more than they should.

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Category: Money


JUL
03
Don't Let Vacation Zap Your Budget

Are you taking a summer vacation this year? For many, this is the only time of year that travel is even an option because of school schedules and the like. No matter what time of year you choose to get away, getting out of town can be very expensive.

According to the 2017 LearnVest Money Habits and Confessions Survey, “74% of people say they’ve gone into debt to pay for a vacation, to the tune of $1,108, on average.” This number includes people who haven’t gone on their trips yet, but are already planning and have made credit card purchases toward them.

How much do people spend? LearnVest found that Americans spend an average of 10% of their annual budget on vacations and that 25% of the survey’s respondents spend as much as 15%.

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Category: Money, Debt


JUN
25
Save Green By Going Green

If two of your interests are going green for the environment and saving green in your wallet, then you’re in luck! Saving money while saving the planet often go hand in hand. Here are some ways you can work toward two goals at the same time.

  1. Get a smart thermostat. By setting your thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature, you can save money on your heating and cooling bills while reducing the amount of energy you consume.

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Category: Money


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