Category Archives: Saving

Which is Better? Paying Off My Debt or Starting a Savings

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. And while it might seem more responsible to pay off debt first, if you don’t save for a rainy day, you might find yourself right back in the debt you just … Continue reading

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6 Money Drains and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to managing your finances, paying closer attention to monthly expenses can really pay off. You’re likely paying for services you don’t really need, or overdoing your discretionary spending. These types of money drains can zap your accounts, … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why You Need a Savings Account

If you don’t have a lot of expenses or personal debt, or you have no trouble making ends meet every month, you may think you don’t need a savings account. But you do. Everyone should have one, and here are … Continue reading

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Three End of the Year Sales on Big Ticket Items

As the saying goes, he who hesitates is lost, but jumping into buying a big-ticket item without first doing your research is a sure-fire way to lose money. The sustained attack of holiday ads may have you thinking now’s the … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Cut ‘Fixed’ Expenses

Most savvy savers understand the importance of trimming the superfluous spending when working to meet financial goals. But when you think you’veshaved all the extras from your budget, you may find the only expenses you have left are the ones … Continue reading

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Tips for Selling Your House in the Winter

While spring is traditionally thought of as prime home-buying season, the reality is that people sell homes all year long. Whether it’s necessary to relocate for a new career or your dream home suddenly became available, you may find yourself … Continue reading

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Financial Stress-Relievers for College Kids and Families

Money can be a major worry as a freshman; room, board and tuition at a four-year college averages well into the thousands. In fact, one study from Fidelity Investments found that the average 2013 college graduate had an average of … Continue reading

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How to Buy an Affordable Wedding Dress

The “biggest day of your life” is still just one day. While you want the best of everything, remember you still have a budget and putting the dress of your dreams, could have you in wedding day debt long after … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Medicare

Difficulty securing and paying for private health insurance is nothing new. In fact, Medicare was created to address the millions of Americans who can’t afford private health insurance or are not eligible to receive health benefits from their employers. Along … Continue reading

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Driving Habits that can Help Lower Gas Costs

When the amount you spend on gas in a month approaches (or exceeds) your car loan payment, it’s definitely time to examine ways to reduce how much gas you use. While not everyone spends quite that much on gas, it … Continue reading

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