Budget

Save or Splurge? How to Spend Your Money on Home Decor and Furniture

Save or Splurge? How to Spend Your Money on Home Decor and Furniture

By Aly Yale / June 1, 2020
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Everyone has a budget when it comes to home decorating. Whether you’re outfitting an entirely empty house or you’re just giving your old one a little makeover, we all have our financial limits. But that doesn’t have to mean dollar…

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Ways to Make Money if You Lose Your Job or Hours

8 Ways to Make Money from Home if You Lose Your Job or Hours

By Aly Yale / April 13, 2020
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Job changes can cause financial uncertainty. Whether your hours were cut, your wages reduced, or your position eliminated entirely, it likely has you worried about how you’ll pay your bills and support your family.  Fortunately, thanks to technology, there are…

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8 Ways Parents Can Pay for College

By Aly Yale / February 12, 2020
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Let’s face it: college is expensive. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, four years at a public university clocks in at just under $69,000, while at a private school, it edges upward of $178,000 by the time graduation…

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Get a Raise? 9 Things to Do With Your Increased Cash Flow

By Aly Yale / January 22, 2020
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So you got a raise. Congrats! It feels good to be rewarded — especially when you’ve been working hard and putting in the time. Don’t get carried away with your celebrations, though. While a raise is certainly worth a “cheers”…

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8 Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By Aly Yale / November 27, 2019
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It’s that time of year again: the time to spend, spend, spend. Are you already worried about how much the holidays are going to cost you? Fretting about stuffing those stockings and checking off your kiddos’ lists? Fortunately, Black Friday…

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Our 4 Favorite Printable Monthly Budgeting Worksheets

By Aly Yale / September 19, 2019
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Managing your money can be difficult. You’ve got bills to pay, income to track, and countless other expenses you need to cover throughout the year, all while saving for retirement (and a rainy day).  Though there are apps and online…

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How to Create a Nursery on a Budget

By Aly Yale / July 31, 2019
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We’d all love to welcome our newborn babes home with a comfy, cozy, magazine-worthy nursery — but the truth is most of us can’t afford it. Baby stuff is expensive — like, really expensive. And between the cribs, clothes, diapers,…

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10 of the Best Personal Finance Podcasts

By Aly Yale / July 8, 2019
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Podcasts are the perfect mix of media. It’s like listening to music and reading a book all at the same time — and the best part? You can enjoy them anytime, anywhere. Blare one on your commute into work, plug…

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5 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation (And Still Save for that House!)

5 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacay (And Still Save for that House!)

By Aly Yale / May 13, 2019
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Just because you’re saving up to buy a house doesn’t mean you have to scrimp and penny-pinch at every turn. Even more importantly? It doesn’t mean skipping that much-needed summer vacation either. If you’re looking to buy a house but…

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7 Things About Taxes Every Freelancer Should Know

7 Things About Taxes Every Freelancer Should Know

By Aly Yale / March 13, 2019
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From the non-traditional schedule to the flexibility of location, freelancing certainly has its perks. When it comes time for tax season, though? It’s pretty easy to lose sight of them. Taxes for a freelancer are notoriously confusing. From the write-offs…

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