Finance Basics

How to Automate Your Finances to Reach Your Goals

Stop wasting your hard earned cash on late fees and start automatically saving money before you have a chance to spend it. Thanks to auto pay, auto transfer, and auto investment technology, you can save hours each month on money management, and use your newfound free time to focus on all the things you’d rather […]

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Dear Saver: Here’s What You Need to Know About Money

Your first “financial advisor” might’ve taught you that you should save for a rainy day. Or that a penny saved is a penny earned. Thankful as you are for those words of advice, have you ever thought about how you’re going to pay it forward? Sharing with others your money lessons learned can help people navigate […]

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Who First Taught You About Money? Lessons Learned from Real-Life Savers

Life is full of a lot of firsts. Your first car. The first time you traveled abroad. And who can forget their first love? But what about your first “financial advisor?” This person is probably not even a professional financial advisor. And depending on who it is, he or she may or may not hold […]

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Savings by Age: How Much to Save in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

As a popular song from the 90s declares, age ain’t nothing but a number. But as it turns out, age is also a good guidepost when calculating how much money you should save for various life events. That’s because aiming for an ideal amount to set aside (or verifying that your super saver tendencies have […]

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5 Priceless Money Lessons From Real-Life Dads

When was the last time your kids heard a store cashier ask, “cash or credit?” In today’s ever-increasingly cashless society, it feels like actual dollars and cents have gone the way of the dodo. Whether you’re in the checkout line at a big-box retailer, grabbing a snack from a vending machine, or even reserving your […]

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Turn Spring Cleaning into Charitable Giving

We’re not exactly sure why springtime inspires us to start cleaning and decluttering. But, we’re grateful for the motivation in any case. It can be bittersweet to let some of your belongings go, but we think it’s worth the sentimental struggle to be liberated from clutter. Plus, if you’re able to find a charitable organization […]

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3 Easy Financial Adjustments that Pay Dividends for Years

There are days when staying on top of your finances might seem like a full-time job. Fortunately, not everything you do to help your money situation needs to be hard or take a long time. There are many little things you can do that have big results. Here are three very easy financial moves that […]

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20 Minutes to a Better Financial You

We all know that time is often a precious resource. So much to do, so little time! Fortunately, improving your financial life doesn’t have to be time-consuming or too complicated. The tasks below usually take around 20 minutes or less, but can help you take a big step towards improving your finances. Try crossing a […]

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How to Get a Financial Education – On Your Terms

There is no one-size-fits-all plan for improving your financial literacy. A good plan should be tailored to financial decisions you’re facing today and fit the way you learn best. Whether you learn best sitting on the couch with your dog, or chatting with your friends over coffee, we’ve got you covered. Whatever your terms are, […]

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Are You a Sprinter or a Marathon Runner When it Comes to Money?

When it comes to managing personal finances, we’ve all met those who treat money like a sprint, and those who treat it like a marathon. The sprint mentality is especially trending in the blogosphere with articles like “How to Pay Off Your Loan in X Amount of Time” or “How to Save for Your Vacation […]

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