A Guide to Budgeting With Roommates

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A Guide to Budgeting With Roommates

A Guide to Budgeting With Roommates

Deciding how much rent you can afford can be tricky – and a great way to cut back on costs can be splitting the rent with another person. But when sharing a home with someone, you are inevitably sharing even more (food, utilities, living space, etc.). It’s a good idea to discuss all expectations of personal… Read More

A Single Parent’s Guide to Budgeting

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A Single Parent’s Guide to Budgeting

A Single Parent’s Guide to Budgeting

Family finances are hard no matter what, but single parents carry an extra burden. When your relationship collapses or your partner dies, money can suddenly become your biggest worry. Because of the departure of one income, single parents tend to be low on income. To make matters worse, caring for children can make it more… Read More

How to Stop Ignoring Your Finances

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How to Stop Ignoring Your Finances

How to Stop Ignoring Your Finances

Whether you hope to buy a home or retire comfortably (or both!), financial goals can often seem too big and like they will take too long to reach. Dealing with your personal finances may feel like just another thing on your to-do list. That can cause stress, but ignoring the problem will not eliminate it,… Read More

9 Seriously Unhealthy Meals

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9 Seriously Unhealthy Meals

9 Seriously Unhealthy Meals

We’re missing a word in the English language. We need something that means both mouth-watering and nauseating. As someone who probably eats his weight in bacon annually, that was my initial response to a recent study on extreme eating by The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Just look at “The Big Hook Up”… Read More

How to Find & Fix Your Budget Leaks

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How to Find & Fix Your Budget Leaks

How to Find & Fix Your Budget Leaks

Drip, drip, drip. If you have leaks in your finances, you could be wasting money and not even realize it. Even if you feel pretty on top of your finances, money could still be slipping away. It’s a good idea to review budgets, payments and financial choices every so often to look for places where… Read More

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

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14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

Growing up is hard to do. And it’s even harder in today’s tough economy. With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult. Even if you’re living at… Read More

4 Weddings in 4 States in Under $2,200

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4 Weddings in 4 States in Under $2,200

4 Weddings in 4 States in Under $2,200

My husband and I received four wedding invitations for this summer, and we knew we wanted to do everything we could to attend each one. With some strategic saving, budget adjustments and frugal choices, we’ll be able to enjoy them for less than $2,200. That may not sound like a deal, but we easily could… Read More

How to Make Your First Budget

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How to Make Your First Budget

How to Make Your First Budget

Saving money can open the doors to financial freedom, and creating a budget makes saving that much easier. A budget gives you insight into your financial situation – where your money is coming from, where it is going, what your net worth is and where you can cut your expenses. Without a budget, your journey… Read More

How to Find More Room in Your Summer Budget

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How to Find More Room in Your Summer Budget

How to Find More Room in Your Summer Budget

Maybe you missed out on the New Year’s resolution craze, perhaps you skipped spring cleaning… but there’s still hope for your 2014 finances! Just as many people work to get into shape for summer, here are some tips for a summer budget makeover. Look at Where You Are The beginning numbers can be depressing, but… Read More

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