Other posts in the Budget Category

Dos and Don’ts for First-Time Homebuyers

We know, there are so many things to learn and think about before buying your first home. So, we thought we’d simplify things and give you a Do and Don’t list. Don’t … Shop Too Soon You need to apply for a mortgage before you do anything else. Since there are few homes on the

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Budget Basics

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we wanted to remind our members of the basics of budgeting. Creating and sticking to a detailed budget are the first steps toward financial health. Many of us have the best intentions to make a budget but keep procrastinating. While in the meantime we’ll be living paycheck to paycheck.

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How to Become Financially Independent from Your Parents

If you’re like many 20-somethings, you either still live at home with your parents or they’re helping you pay your bills. Don’t despair. According to a study by Pew Research, 45% of young adults ages 18 to 29 say they’ve received a lot or some financial help from their parents in the past 12 months.

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Tips to Keeping a Healthy Credit Score

Whether you’ve lost a job or cut back hours at work, it can be hard to maintain a healthy credit score when times are tight. Most months it’s enough just to be able to cover all your bills. Who’s got time to worry about making payments on time? With that in mind, we have seven

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In Case of Recession: How to Be Financially Prepared

Most economists and news reports are predicting a recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s easy to feel helpless when tough times are looming, but we have three ways you can get prepared. Wrangle Your Debt Easier said than done, right? Thanks to the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates, putting a dent in your debt

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Money Lessons for Homebound Kids

If you’re stuck at home with your kids during the coronavirus outbreak, you’re probably grasping at ways to keep your young ones busy. We always think financial education should be a top priority no matter how old you are, but now may be the perfect time to teach your kids a thing or two about

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Financial Goals for Each Decade of Your Life

A person’s financial goals grow and change with the individual. Your goals in your 20s aren’t usually the same as when you’re 50. We wanted to give you an overview of what some of your financial goals should be, decade by decade. Your 20s Set Up Good Habits Now is the time to put your

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Top 5 Year-End Financial Goals

The year is almost over, which means it’s time to set up your goals for the New Year. We won’t call them resolutions, because those seem too easy to ignore. If you set up financial goals instead and put a plan together to accomplish them, you’ll be more likely to achieve them. The idea way

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Surviving the Holidays on a Budget

Shoppers are expected to spend around $731 billion on the holidays this year, with the average person projected to spend at least $885. It may sound like a lot, but it’s easy to go over your budget at the holidays. We’ve got some useful tips to help you rein in your expenses this season. Make

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