Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is a great time of year to clear your house of accumulated junk and make it sparkle. Why not do the same for your finances? Junk can accumulate there, too. In fact, some of your money matters may need a good wipe down this season. It is especially true this year, when many Americans are still recovering from the financial fallout of COVID-19, or

Saving on Entertainment Costs

Saving on Entertainment Costs

Everyone needs a way to kick back and relax, but entertainment can get expensive. Between pricey tickets to movies and sporting events, specialty hobby equipment that costs a bundle, and entertainment services that may seem to charge more than they’re worth, it’s hard to have your fun, and your budget, too.
Fortunately, there are ways to save

Preparing Financially For A New Baby

Preparing Financially For A New Baby

Congratulations! You’ve just gotten the positive pregnancy test results and you’re breathless with excitement — and nerves. Or maybe you’re a few months along, and the mild panic is growing right along with the baby bump. Regardless, a baby means big changes, and some of those changes bring many new expenses. How will you pay for it all?

Whether you’re

Save Money When Shopping Online

Save Money When Shopping Online

With tens of thousands of people still out of work and the economy still limping toward a recovery, wise spending remains important. And with huge parts of life still happening on your screen, for many, this means saving on online shopping.

Here are some tips for saving money when shopping online:

 

Wait on every

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Love is in the air and the money is flowing like heart emojis. According to the National Retail Federation(link is external)

5 Reasons We Overspend (and How to Overcome Them)

5 Reasons We Overspend (and How to Overcome Them)

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s that I-gotta-have-it urge that overtakes us when we see a pair of designer jeans. Maybe it’s that shrug as we reach for the $6 cup of overrated coffee that says “I deserve this.” Or maybe it’s that helpless feeling as the end of the month draws near and we realize we’ve

My Savings Has Been Wiped Clean; How Can I Replenish It?

My Savings Has Been Wiped Clean; How Can I Replenish It?

Q: The last few months have been really tough on my finances, and I’ve been forced to use my savings for getting by. My emergency fund and savings account are basically zero. Now that my financial situation is starting to improve, I’d like to start building these up again, but it’s all so

How To Create A Budget In 6 Easy Steps

How To Create A Budget In 6 Easy Steps

Who needs a budget anyway?

If you’re always wondering how you’re going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats and you can’t seem to find money to put into savings, then you probably need a budget.

A budget is not a magic potion that will automatically solve all of your money problems, but it will help

7 Steps To A Mid-Year Financial Checkup

7 Steps To Your Mid-Year Financial Check Up

It feels like you just packed away the holiday decorations yesterday, but believe it or not, 2019 is already half over. As we sail into the season of barbecues and beaches, take a few minutes to give yourself a mid-year financial checkup. A small investment of time can spur important changes that can affect

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5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances
5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

Q: Spring is here! I’ve cleaned out my house and now I’m ready to take on my finances. I’d love to give them a thorough cleaning, too. Where do I start? 

A: It’s wonderful that you’ve decided to clean

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