Spending & Budgeting

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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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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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Three steps to help manage your debt

Make a plan. Reduce your debt.
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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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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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5 steps to help single parents stay on track financially

Saving money is a big goal for all of us. So in a single-parent family, when one parent bears the responsibility of raising kids and making financial ends meet, saving for something like your own retirement might be further down the priority list compared to your other financial goals.
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Don’t let financial support for an adult child undermine your financial security

Any experienced parent will tell you that you’re never done “raising” your kids.
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5 easy ways to save cash on your next vacation

Vacations are about more than sleeping in. They give us a chance to explore new things, bond with our families, and take a much-needed break from work.
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Find your balance: 5 tips to help you pay down debt

Building a healthier financial life, means striking a balance between living for today, while preparing financially for tomorrow.
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It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: 5 tips when saving for vacation

Building a healthier financial life, means striking a balance between living for today, while preparing for tomorrow.
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7 foolproof steps for building wealth

Most of us want to build wealth in a way that allows us to live comfortably in the future. However, it can feel like a daunting task. Where does one start?
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Revisiting the 50/20/30 Budgeting Rule

In these uncertain financial times, having a budget is the first step to gaining some control over your financial life. Here are some tips about how you can find more money to invest in your future.
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3 reasons you need an emergency fund

Having an emergency fund can be more important than you may realize.
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Tax credits vs. tax deductions: What's the difference and which is better?

If you want to reduce the money you owe the IRS, you need to claim all of the tax deductions and credits that are available to you. Both deductions and credits can have a big effect on reducing your tax bill, but they are definitely not the same -- and one is much more valuable than the other.
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