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6 Tips for Filling Your Fridge When Grocery Prices Are Rising

6 Tips for Filling Your Fridge When Grocery Prices Are Rising

By Aly Yale / June 24, 2020
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Grocery prices are up. Couple that with how much we’re all eating at home these days, and it’s getting harder than ever to keep that pantry stocked. Fortunately, all hope isn’t lost.  Do those weekly trips to the grocery store…

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Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio on a Budget

7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio on a Budget

By Aly Yale / May 8, 2020
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Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend project or you’re selling your house and need some extra marketability, updating your patio can help you do it. You don’t even need much cash, either. Do you want to spruce up your…

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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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4 Ways to Make 2020 a Better Financial Year

By Tara Mastroeni / December 30, 2019
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Believe it or not, 2020 is right around the corner — and with every new year comes a chance to take stock of things in your life and see how they can be improved. Your financial health is no exception.…

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Gen Z Wants the American Dream: These 5 Financial Tips May Help Make It a Reality

By Aly Yale / December 9, 2019
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A new survey from Freddie Mac shows that Generation Z — Americans between the ages of 14 and 23 — are serious about becoming homeowners. They’re also more optimistic about it than their millennial cohorts were at their age. In…

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Sell Your Stuff Online With These 12 Websites and Apps

By Aly Yale / September 30, 2019
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Whether you’re prepping to move, doing some decluttering, or just need to generate a little extra cash, selling your unwanted belongings can help you do it. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever, too.  There’s no stopping by pawn shops or thrift…

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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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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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Gen Z: 9 Money Savings Tips to Buy a Home Sooner

Gen Z: Use These Savings Tips to Buy a Home Sooner

By Aly Yale / May 21, 2019
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It appears that Generation Zers are looking to fast-track their homeownership goals. According to a recent study, nearly 60% of 18 to 23 year-olds want to buy a home in the next five years. And another 52%? They’ve already started…

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These 4 Savings & Budgeting Apps Can Help You Buy a Home

By Aly Yale / February 18, 2019
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A home isn’t an impulse buy. Unless you’re Jeff Bezos or some sort of lottery winner, purchasing a home takes lots of forethought, planning and, you guessed, saving. Fortunately, technology is here to help make that easier (and more enjoyable).…

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