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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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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Tips To Combat Money And Debt Shame

Recently I was a part of a Twitter chat that discussed combating and overcoming shame about money and debt. Doing what I do for a living, I’m passionate about this topic and decided to write a blog post about it. I really hope that this post will help normalize that not having perfect finances is…
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Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford So You Can Save Money

Here’s a Flashback Friday post from April Sanderson that’s about a serious topic, but has some comic relief. Happy reading! If you don’t know where part of the title is from, check out this skit from SNL: Don’t buy stuff you cannot afford.  It’s okay…I’ll wait because it’s totally worth watching. This is one of…
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A Year-End Financial Checklist: 6 Things To Do Before 2018

Many people make New Year’s financial resolutions or review their finances to start off the new year. However, it is a great idea to review your finances before 2017 ends. Here is a year-end financial checklist to help you kick-start your finances in 2018. Review what you’ve spent Look over where you spent your money. Some…
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