Finance Basics

Coronavirus Concerns? Give Your Finances a Health Check

There’s no denying that times are tough with the coronavirus spurring concerns all over the world. And while washing your hands and practicing social distancing are crucial preventative measures you can take to protect your personal health and others’, the United States has taken a large step of its own to safeguard the health of […]

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Money Talks: Dealing With Financial Tensions in Your Relationship

Consider this: Your husband bought you both round trip tickets for a vacation in Mexico. The gift is an amazing surprise — but there’s no way you can afford it right now. Or maybe your partner purchased a new mattress for the guest bedroom. She said she got a great deal, and you have family […]

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6 Do’s and Don’ts When Lending Money to Your Loved Ones

Money is known as the universal language, with an ability to break down barriers and build bonds. But when a loved one asks to borrow money, it can also quickly be a source of bad blood. Maybe your brother just got his first apartment and is asking for help with monthly bills. Or your best […]

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Should You Pay off Debt or Save First?

Whether you’ve recently graduated, lined up a new job, or just plain decided it’s time you got a handle on your debt management, you’ve probably got a few (or a thousand) questions. One of the biggest questions you might have is how you can balance paying off debt and saving. Because, while you might want […]

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What Your Investment Portfolio and Thanksgiving Dinner Have in Common

Thanksgiving: The one day of the year it’s perfectly acceptable to indulge in all of your favorite dishes. But if you overdo it on turkey or take a risk on that interesting looking mushroom dish, you might miss your chance on apple pie. So, what’s your strategy when picking which dishes to dive into? In […]

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Top 6 Financial Fears and How to Overcome Them

Whether you’re in it for the costumes or the candy, everyone gets spooked at some point on Halloween. But deep down, you know the trick-or-treat night frights are rooted in fun, and come November 1st, the goblin masks and mad scientist wigs will be put away for another year. The same can’t always be said […]

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Bad Money Habits: Stop Overspending on Subscriptions

Bad habits. We all have them. And while some are relatively harmless (biting your nails, snapping your gum), others aren’t so benign. For instance, if you’re in the habit of setting and forgetting subscription services (like video and music streaming, weekly meal kits, or endless others), your habit can lead to serious consequences. That’s why […]

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Sprints or Marathons: How Do You Run Your Money?

When it comes to managing personal finances, we generally see two types of people: those who treat money like a sprint and those who treat it like a marathon. The sprint mentality encourages you to focus on one financial goal at a time — it’s especially trendy now, as we see more articles like “How […]

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Make the Most of Your FDIC Insurance Coverage

Insuring your home, health , and cars just makes sense. You want to protect what’s important to you (or what’s expensive to replace). So why would you not protect your money, too? That’s where the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) comes in. The FDIC was created in 1933 during the Great Depression as a way […]

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Find Financial Well-Being Through Hygge

Have you heard of hygge? It’s a Danish concept (derived from the Old Norse term for “comfort”) of coziness and contentment that grew majorly popular in the U.S. back in 2016. The Danes practice implementing hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) in multiple facets of their lives. (Maybe that’s why they’re known as one of the happiest countries […]

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