Spending & Budgeting

Is your wedding budget ready for the reception resurgence?

Wedding celebrations largely took a hiatus after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in 2020.
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Using sinking funds to afford special occasions all year long

Is it too early to start thinking about the holidays?
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How the expanded child tax credit payments work

If you have children, read more to learn about how the child tax credit payments may affect you.
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3 ways to beat financial stress

Dealing with personal finances can be stressful.
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Build a healthier budget using the 50/30/20 rule

Imagine simplifying your financial life while meeting all of your goals.
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Do you have a budget?

Making sure that you have a plan for your money is an important step in reaching your financial goals.
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Your post COVID-19 budget: Rediscovering what’s “essential”

Although 2020 brought along many challenges, we encountered lasting lessons that may help provide a roadmap for the future, and many of these insights came from new financial realities.
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10 Ways to budget and save money in the New Year

The start of a new year is an exciting time, and many people think about ways to improve their financial health and habits.
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3 steps you can take now to avoid holiday debt during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many Americans and with the holidays quickly approaching, it's important to start thinking about how to avoid debt during the holidays and prepare in advance.
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5 tips for budgeting with an irregular income

Living without certainty about your income is challenging enough without having market volatility to contend with as well. Here are some tips to navigate all of your finances if you find yourself in a situation with an irregular income, and how you can still manage day to day expenses and invest some of your savings for the long-term so you can live the life you’ve envisioned.  
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5 key areas of your life to streamline to save time and money

Most of us want to save time and money throughout the day. Whether your schedule is jam-packed or you just wish there were a few more hours in the day, being able to do less on your own and still get things accomplished probably sounds nice.
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Three steps to help manage your debt

Make a plan. Reduce your debt.
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3 of the Easiest Ways to Save More for Retirement

Saving for retirement is a lifelong challenge, and there's never a perfect time in life to save.
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Are you prepared to overcome the financial impact of a natural disaster?

Preparing for the unknown may seem like a daunting task now but has the potential to help you in the future.
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Time For Generation X To Consider Retirement

Generation X, those people who weren’t born in time to be Baby Boomers but came along before Millennials were invented, are now in their 40s and 50s and ready to consider their retirement concerns.
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Save $1,378 or More by Completing These 7 Money Challenges

Managing finances properly takes planning and commitment, but sometimes we need an extra push to really cut costs. If you’re drowning in debt or struggling with living paycheck to paycheck, you might be in need of a drastic change.
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How to choose the best mortgage

Unless you can buy a house entirely in cash, finding the right house is only half the battle. The other half is choosing the best type of mortgage. Since you'll likely be paying back your mortgage over a long period of time, it's important to find a loan that meets your needs and your budget. When you borrow money from a lender, you're making a legal agreement to repay that loan over a set amount of time – with interest.
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Why have an emergency savings fund?

Because, life happens. You deserve to feel good about your finances, even when life catches you off-guard.
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Infographic: Managing debt throughout your life

Here's a look at how debt changes throughout your life.
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How to save money

If saving money were a total breeze, perhaps people would do a better job of it. Unfortunately, a large percentage of Americans are glaringly behind on both near-term savings and retirement savings. If you've been slacking on the savings front, or have been making an earnest effort to save but find that you're still falling short, you're not alone.
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Establishing good money habits video

No matter what you are seeking in life, establishing good spending and savings habits is the key to achieving your goals and to help better your overall financial wellness.
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10 ways to save more with minimal effort

Saving money can be challenging. Fortunately, there are many ways to save more. The following tips don’t require much effort at all so you can build an emergency fund without even really trying.
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