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8 New Skills You Can Learn to Save Money

8 New Skills You Can Learn to Save Money

By Aly Yale / August 31, 2020
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With all the economic havoc the pandemic has wrought, a lot of people are trying to reduce spending right now. And while cutting the cord, skipping those morning lattes, or couponing can certainly help your efforts, there’s actually an even…

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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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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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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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11 Smart Ways to Trim Your Utility Bills

11 Smart Ways to Trim Your Utility Bills

By Aly Yale / March 4, 2019
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Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes sunnier weather, longer days and, for us homeowners, heftier energy bills as a result. Fortunately, sky-high energy costs don’t have to be a given. If you take a few precautionary…

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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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Side Hustle Jobs That Can Help Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

By Aly Yale / May 2, 2018
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Itching to get that mortgage off your back? Just want to make a dent and lower the interest you’re paying? A side hustle gig might be your solution. While your 9-5 can cover your monthly payment — as well as…

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Savvy Savings: 52-Week Money Saving Challenge

By Mary Mack / January 27, 2018
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By: Alexandra Beaulieu, Talent Development Coordinator I don’t know about you, but around my house, money can be a bit tight following the busy holiday season. This past December was a whirlwind month for us—purchasing just the right gifts for…

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