Saving

Savings 101: 5 Steps to Kick-Start Your Savings Habit

Ah, financial freedom. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? But start thinking about what it takes, and you might be tempted to bury your head under the covers and hit snooze. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Although the details of each individual’s finances are different, one thing’s for certain: Nearly everyone […]

Finance Basics

Studies Show Money Is a Major Stressor. Here’s What You Can Do About It.

They say money can’t buy happiness — but that doesn’t mean your finances can’t affect your wellbeing. Your financial health can impact several aspects of your life, and if you’ve ever experienced stress or anxiety due to money, like 60% of Americans report, you know it’s not always so easy to separate financial and mental […]

Saving

Microsave 101: How Microsaving With Spare Change Can Build Your Savings

Sometimes saving money can feel like training for a marathon. That 26.2-mile race may seem daunting, but the truth is, you have to start somewhere. Which is why you never log a long run on your first training day, but each day, you run a little farther. Similarly, you could achieve sizable savings wins when […]

Budget

Back to Basics: How to Build a Budget and Stick to It

Just like you might take steps (literally, for the step-counters out there!) to keep yourself healthy, keeping your finances in tip-top state takes some legwork. One way you can look out for your financial health is by building a budget. A monthly budget will help give you a clearer picture of how much money you […]

Credit

How to Build and Maintain a Good Credit Score

You’ve heard the age-old question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? You can’t have one without the other. It’s a little like establishing a strong credit score — it takes having a credit history … which can be tough to establish if you don’t have credit to begin with. Mind blown? Not to […]

Saving

Your A to Z Guide on How to Save Money on Just About Everything

When you dive deep into anything — exercise, photography, or even something niche like brewing your own beer — you gain a deeper appreciation for the nuances. The same goes for personal finance. As you learn more about managing money and building a stable financial future, you realize just how many little choices you make […]

Finance Basics

Your Financial Survival Action Plan

When you lose your main source of income, it’s a shock to the system. Your mind is probably flooded with questions: What comes next? What can I do about money in the meantime? There’s no denying that disruption in income, like from a job loss, is difficult — and navigating such a situation in any […]

Finance Basics

Women and Money: Challenges, Opportunities, and Efforts to Achieve Equality

We’re not ones to shy away from important financial conversations — and talking about the unique financial challenges women face is a crucial step in breaking down barriers and leveling the playing field. While progress is being made to close the gender gap, we want to do our part to help women reach their full […]

Finance Basics

Borrowing Basics: The Ins and Outs of Loans, Mortgages, and Credit Lines

Big purchases often coincide with exciting milestones of life — moving into a new house, buying a car, getting into college — but they can also go hand-in-hand with something else: loans. Taking on debt can be intimidating, to say the least (and for some people, downright scary), but it doesn’t have to be. In […]

Taxes

Taxes in July? What You Need to Know for the Tax Deadline Extension

Some good news during our stay-at-home time. Spring is upon us, bringing longer days, warmer temperatures, cheerful blooms … and a welcome extension of the annual tax deadline. This historic pushback has moved the filing date from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020 — giving you some additional breathing room to complete your tax […]

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