Budget

How to Teach Your Child to Budget from a Young Age

How to Teach Your Child to Budget from a Young Age

By Tara Mastroeni / July 21, 2021
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The ability to create and stick to a budget is a life skill that is essential for every child to learn. However, financial acumen isn’t something that can be discussed once and internalized. Instead, it needs to be a knowledge…

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How to Create a Monthly Budget that Works for Your Household

How to Create a Monthly Budget that Works for Your Household

By Tara Mastroeni / June 28, 2021
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When you’re working on getting your finances in order, creating a monthly budget is one of the most fundamental steps you can take. However, if you’re newer to money management, this process can feel intimidating. In light of that, we’ve…

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6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Their Energy Bills This Winter

6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Their Energy Bills This Winter

By Tara Mastroeni / December 3, 2020
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Winter is right around the corner. For many homeowners, that often means enduring a season of surprisingly-high energy bills. However, there are steps that you can take to keep your energy bills as low as possible. With that in mind,…

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6 Small Ways to Save Money Right Now

6 Small Ways to Save Money Right Now

By Tara Mastroeni / November 16, 2020
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Things are hard financially for a lot of us right now, but learning new tricks and tips to save money can go a long way towards helping yourself stay afloat. A few ways to start saving money today Read over…

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Tips for Teaching Your Teenager About Managing Money and Personal Finance

Tips for Teaching Your Teenager About Managing Money and Personal Finance

By Aly Yale / September 21, 2020
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Your teen might learn how to solve linear equations in high school math, but personal finance? Probably not.  That’s on your shoulders, and unless you’re a certified financial planner or another kind of financial pro, it probably seems pretty intimidating. …

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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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2020 finances - 4 Ways to Make 2020 a Better Financial Year

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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Woman holding a fan of money:Gen Z wants the American Dream: These 5 Financial Tips May Help Make It a Reality

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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