Budgeting For Your 4-Legged Family Member

Do you have a 4 legged family member? Many of us have a pet or two and we need to budget for them monthly. However, very few people have any idea how much owning a dog or cat (or other animal) really costs, and because of that they grossly underestimate it. Pet Expense Averages According to…
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Budgeting Is Just For Nerds

What???!!! Did I read that right?! Is this some fake news site?! No, friends, we were not hacked and you read that correctly. The headline comes from a quote a colleague gave me a while back from a personal finance columnist at the Wall Street Journal – Jonathan Clements: “Don’t budget. It’s a tedious exercise…
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Student Loans: What To Do If You Miss A Payment

Since student loans are a hot topic right now, we’re flashing back Elaina’s post that provides helpful info on what to do if you miss a student loan payment. Life happens and unexpected events can sometimes result in a financial crisis. When you have a limited amount of income that can mean making tough choices…
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How To Get A Head Start On Saving For College

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report. Their research shows that students and parents share nearly equal responsibility for covering college costs. While the good news is that scholarships and grants are covering the largest…
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Just Say ‘No’ To Opening That Store Card

“Would you like to save 10% today by opening a [insert store name here] credit card?” While it may be tempting to open up a card to save money, read through the pros and cons below before taking that new credit card plunge. Pros Saves you money right now Opening up that card would save…
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