A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

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A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

In retirement, taking it easy is becoming a lot harder to do. Take, for example, the most disconcerting finding of Allianz Life Insurance Company’s recently published Generations Apart Study. Nearly half of the 2,000 baby boomers (ages 49 to 67) and Generation Xers (ages 35 to 48) who were surveyed now regard credit cards as… Read More

How to Automate Your Way to Wealth

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How to Automate Your Way to Wealth

How to Automate Your Way to Wealth

Checking different bank accounts, tracking when bills are due and keeping tabs on your budget and savings goals? Managing your finances can take up a lot of time – and let’s face it, isn’t the most fun use for it. No matter how busy you are, it is important to stay on top of your… Read More

5 Ways Complacency Can Cost You Serious Money

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5 Ways Complacency Can Cost You Serious Money

5 Ways Complacency Can Cost You Serious Money

“Whatever you do, don’t become complacent to your surroundings.” That was a warning that we all received prior to being deployed to Iraq in 2005. We heard it from our pre-deployment trainers. We heard it from our higher-ranking officers. We even heard it from our family. Don’t become complacent to your surroundings. The second part… Read More

Is Your Pride Costing You Money?

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Is Your Pride Costing You Money?

Is Your Pride Costing You Money?

You probably think you make decisions based on what makes you happy and what is the smart, responsible move. It turns out there are several factors that can blur your logical skills. Pride can often be one of them. Check out some of the ways pride can sabotage your success and how to overcome the… Read More

Your First Budget: How to Do It

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Your First Budget: How to Do It

Your First Budget: How to Do It

Creating and following a budget can be a daunting task for anyone, especially for the first-time budgeters. To begin with, many people have a psychological aversion to record-keeping (so if you do, you’re not alone), and developing a budget can be both time-consuming and mentally taxing. There are many items that need to be included… Read More

3 Money Mistakes Newlyweds Make

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3 Money Mistakes Newlyweds Make

3 Money Mistakes Newlyweds Make

Being a newlywed is awesome. I reflect on that season of my life as one filled with joy and anticipation. Sure, that first year of marriage was full of challenges, enormous adjustments and unexpected changes, but on the whole it was great. We found such relief in finally being married and out of engagement. Engagement… Read More

8 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

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8 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

8 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by your financial responsibilities? Do you sometimes ignore your accounts and budget because thinking about them adds stress or confusion? Understanding the steps for good financial decision-making and simplifying your role can help you take control of your finances. Check out the following tips to create an easier structure in your finances and watch how… Read More

A Hardcore Money Bootcamp for 40-Somethings

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A Hardcore Money Bootcamp for 40-Somethings

A Hardcore Money Bootcamp for 40-Somethings

We should be actively engaged in our finances at all stages of our adult lives, but each stage comes with its own special set of considerations. Once you’re in your 40s, it’s important to re-examine your financial goals – both long-term and the more immediate – and adjust your plan as needed. Here are six… Read More

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