Newlyweds: Don’t Let Financial Stress Take The Cake

There are so many things to think about when you are in a serious relationship and thinking about marriage or moving in together.  No one would rate finances as the most exciting thing to think about, but studies show that money is the number one reason couples argue.  And those financial arguments are a top […]

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Combat The Financial Mistakes Of Our 20s And 30s

Early in their careers, people tend to focus on the here and now while ignoring the future. As you climb the ladder of success, you might think raises and promotions will never end and that you have forever to plan for the future. Surprisingly, though, the future comes faster than you can imagine. Here are […]

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Zero-Dollar Budgeting

Many people have made a 2021 goal of trying to budget better and save for an emergency fund.  It’s a difficult task for those of us who have a fear of not being able to buy what we want or have a fear of failing to live up to the challenge.  For some, just the […]

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Should I Buy a Car or Keep the Old One

Automobiles are a constant drain on our resources but most people consider an auto a necessity, unless you live in a large metro area with a lot of public transportation options.  As our cars get older, they require more maintenance and TLC which can put a drain on our pocket books.  Then we start asking […]

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Curbing the Impulse Buy

Have you ever come home from a needed shopping excursion only to find that you didn’t come home with the things you set out to buy?  Or worse yet, you bought something that doesn’t fit within your comfort zone but on impulse, you bought it anyway? This is the case for a lot of us.  […]

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Can a Budget App Help You?

Budgeting can be a challenge for a lot of us.  We, as Americans, don’t save nearly as much as we should and with all of the gadgets available that connect us to the world, these gadgets increase the cost of living.  For instance, could you live without your internet connection?  Could you live without your […]

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Planning and Budgeting for Single Parents

Smart money management is always important, but it can take on more urgency for those who are without a partner. Whether you’re divorced, widowed, or single by choice, single parenting brings unique budgeting challenges. Marilyn Timbers, a Connecticut-based financial advisor, says of having to raise a child on one income,”Children are a joy, but they […]

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The Pink Tax

Several economic studies have confirmed the existence of a so-called “pink tax,” an inflated price attached to goods and services specifically marketed to women. While theories abound to explain the pricing discrepancy, its existence seems clear. On everything from razors and deodorant to car repair and haircuts, women are expected to pay more for products […]

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Be More with Less

Be More with Less: Look around your home, your room and your life. How much useless stuff is crammed into every available corner and taking up your valuable space, time and money? More importantly, is any of it actually making you happy? Courtney Carver believes that our obsessive drive to acquire more stuff complicates our […]

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