Spending & Budgeting

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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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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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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3 reasons you need an emergency fund

Having an emergency fund can be more important than you may realize.
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