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Achieve Financial Stability With A Budget

Wondering where all of your money goes each month? If you’re one of the nearly 30% of Americans who live without a monthly budget, then you’re not alone. If you feel like you’re living paycheck to paycheck or struggling to make any financial progress, it might be time to take an honest look at your finances. Creating a budget, intimidating as it may sound, is the first major step toward financial stability. Start with a Small Step The key thing

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3 Essential Financial Habits to Start Today

We all know that physical fitness is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, when was the last time you heard about financial fitness? If you want to be financially fit, here are some of the key habits

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Making a Budget for Big Ticket Items

If you’ve gotten by just fine without a budget, you might think that you don’t need one at all. But when you start to map out your income and expenses across months, you might be surprised at what you can

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Couponing Tips for Non-Couponers

The word “couponing” tends to incite drastic opinions. Most people are either in favor of it (who can live without couponing?!) or very much against it (who has time for that?). If you find yourself veering towards the latter, check

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8 Ways to Keep Pet Care Expenses Under Control

Most of us don’t realize all the costs associated with maintaining our pets, and we tend to only think of costs for food and the occasional visit to the vet. But in reality, taking care of our pets costs Americans

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How to Get Through the Tough Financial Times

We all have to go through the tough financial times at one point or another. And the better prepared you are, the less painful it will be to endure. However, this doesn’t make it any easier when you feel like

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21 Ways to Pay Off Your Debt Faster

Are you looking for a shortcut to get out of debt sooner? There are two ways to build momentum in your debt repayment efforts. The first way is through the creditors themselves granting you some sort of relief, and the

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How to Bounce Back from a Maxed-Out Budget

Muscling through a period that requires great discipline – whether it’s sticking to a healthy eating plan or a budget – is sometimes followed by an itch to throw all previously agreed upon rules out the window. Let’s look at

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How to Evaluate Financial Priorities

Start with a Wishlist If you’re not sure where to start, here’s what you should do: Start with a wishlist. What would you really love to see happen in your financial life? Do you have debt to pay off? A

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Following a Financial Plan While Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Pithy sayings about a dollar a day and soundbytes of financial wisdom feel completely useless when you’ve been hit with financial hardship. The idea of an emergency fund seems laughable because you feel as if you’re living in an emergency

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