Personal Finance For The ‘Average Joe’ College Student

As a college student, you are going to learn a lot about personal finance regardless of your major. You may have a drive to learn about bookkeeping and accounting or you may want to keep your head stuck in your organic chemistry book. Either way, you will be thrown into a world of personal finance…
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5 Money Saving Hacks You Can Start Now

How do you build up your emergency fund without making huge lifestyle changes or drastic cuts in spending? Here are 5 savings hacks to try: Stash dollar bills When you get change back, don’t spend it – save it. You can do this with only $1 bills or even $5 bills…just make sure you’re consistent. Take…
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Why It’s A Bad Idea To Compare Your Finances To Others

When meeting with a financial counselor, many people ask about how their finances compare to others’ situations. None of our financial counselors can answer that with a definitive answer. Even when people are in the same income bracket or share a similar problem (e.g. credit card balances), every individual and family is different. It’s important…
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How To Save Money On Date Night

Looking for cheap date night or day ideas? Then this flashback Friday post is for you. Enjoy! Living paycheck to paycheck with no real relief in sight is a reality for many people in this distressed economy. Mortgage, kids, and gas all come before fun when payday arrives. It can be hard to find entertainment money,…
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3 Tips To Stop Your Impulse Purchases

Impulse purchases happen typically because we want instant satisfaction. And of course that feels good, but it’s usually temporary. Plus, buying on impulse regularly can lead to bad financial habits, empty wallets, and possibly even debt. Here are 3 tips to stop making those unnecessary impulse purchases: Identify your triggers There may be a lot of reasons you…
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