Budget

The 2021 Ultimate List of Gift Ideas for Any Budget

Everyone is looking for ways to be smarter with their money — wherever and however they can. But with so many holidays, birthdays, and occasions when you want to give presents, it can be challenging to stay on your budget. That’s why we’ve created this list of gift ideas for 2021 and a few tips […]

Budget

5 Budgeting Methods You Can Mix and Match

It’s time to reframe the way we think about budgets. They’re not about going without or restriction. They’re a tool that can lead to increased financial freedom and help you have more to spend on the things you care about most. While creating a budget may sound tough, tons of different methods and tools make […]

Finance Basics

From Old-School to Digital: Ways to Send Money

Your friend ordered the takeout but split it with you. And it’s also the end of the month, so you need to pay your rent. In both instances, you want to send money soon. Your head may be spinning from all the available options, since today’s technology has multiplied the ways to send money. That’s […]

Finance Basics

How Financially Agile Are You? What You Need to Know About Trading in Investments for Cash

All hail King Cash! Cash is often crowned King (with perhaps the longest reign in modern history), and rightfully so, as it’s a resource that typically upholds its value and allows you to instantly perform economic actions, such as purchasing things that you both want and need. When you’ve funneled this royal resource into an […]

Finance Basics

Skip Resolutions, Try These 7 Money Challenges Instead

The New Year is a chance to start fresh, while ready to take on new adventures, challenges, and growth. But whether you go into it with a docket of resolutions or simply good intentions, life happens — and it can be tough to stick with the “New Year, new me” mantra all year long. That’s […]

Finance Basics

One Hour for Success: How to Plan for Your 2021 Financial Goals

As the new year fast approaches, now couldn’t be a better time to start planning your big goals for the year ahead. As you contemplate the healthy habits you’ll kick into high gear or set your eyes on the job promotion you’d like to achieve, don’t forget to think through your financial goals, too. Whether […]

Budget

Turn Budget Changes Into Investing Opportunities

This year has certainly had an impact on almost everyone’s daily lives and spending habits. In an unexpected fashion, many people are now thinking more critically about their money and prioritizing putting it toward the things that matter most — especially as certain areas of spending have slowed or stopped completely. For some, budgeted expenses […]

Credit

Need to Pay for Healthcare Costs? What to Know About Medical Loans and Medical Credit Cards

Even if you have an emergency savings fund —  you can avoid dipping into it for healthcare expenses, with a couple financing options. With medical credit cards and medical loans, you have several alternatives for covering out-of-pocket medical bills, both unexpected and pre-planned. But like any credit card or loan, it’s a good idea to […]

Saving

Can Online Subscription Services Help You Save Time and Money? Here’s Our Take

These days, make a few clicks online, and a purchase ends up on your doorstep or on your device. With just a couple more clicks, you can have repeat buys automatically delivered on a regular basis via a subscription service. Whether you’re looking for the everyday basics or something to spice up your life, there’s […]

Finance Basics

Save, Invest, or Pay off Debt? How to Find Balance Between Financial Priorities

Saving money, paying down debt, and investing are all smart and responsible financial moves, and doing any of these can be a great way to take control of your financial future. But sometimes, deciding which to turn up over the others can feel like a tricky balancing act. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all […]

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