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How to Manage Your Work Bonuses Properly

Some companies offer quarterly or annual bonuses. Though its rewarding to receive a bonus, it’s also important to create your budget without using your bonus as part of your annual budget. To help you handle bonuses correctly, follow these simple guidelines: Don’t do anything until you actually get your bonus …

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Tax Season: Beware of Emotional Spending

This is an interesting time of the year. The new Disney movie, Black Panther, via Marvel Studios, has hit the market and is doing extraordinarily well. It is tax time and refunds should be flowing into the accounts and mailboxes of many families in the coming days. On top of …

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How to Set Financial Goals and Stick to Them

Though you may have money regrets, today is a new day! Your money regret may be letting a debt go into collections, taking money out of a retirement account when you shouldn’t have, or not saving at all. Whatever the blunder, don’t let your finances being in such bad shape …

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How to Set Savings Goals and Stick with Them

Let’s face it.  Saving is probably not your favorite thing to do with your money but it’s necessary.  We should save money to afford purchases we plan to make. Some of those purchases will be for things we need and things we want.  We should also save money to plan …

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Effective Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

If your budget has gotten off track or you’re having a hard time sticking to it, it may be time for a refresher on ways to cut costs and live more frugally.  In America, this is how we spend most of our income (in order): housing, transportation, food, personal insurance …

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Ways You Can Save Some Money in 2017

As we move into 2017, there are some ways we can probably save some money. This article will lay out several areas where you may find some savings. Here we go: Student Loans Financial expert Suze Orman once said, “Private student loans should be avoided at all costs.” I am in …

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Learn How Creating a Budget with Your Spouse Can Bring You Closer Together

Creating and sticking to a budget is one of the first steps in gaining control of your finances. But how do you set a budget when you and your spouse aren’t on the same page?  It’s said that opposites attract, and that can certainly be true where money is concerned. I’m …

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Seven Steps to Get Your Money Right in 2017

76% of Americans are living from paycheck-to-paycheck according to 2013 research conducted by Bankrate.com. Here are seven steps to break that cycle in your household: 1. Establish and follow a budget Your budget is your spending plan for your money. Without a plan you are bound to work outside of …

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3 Reasons You’re Still Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck is a concept many can relate to. It doesn’t matter if you’re a three job hustler, 9-5 grinder, career professional, or a broke college student. Most people have lived this type of lifestyle but few know how to break free from it. Below are three reasons you’re still living paycheck-to-paycheck, and a couple …

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