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Does Social Media Affect Your Finances?

You’re scrolling through Facebook or Instagram when you spot a photo of a friend sporting a new stylish watch you just have to have. Before you know it, you’re on the retailer’s site, entering your credit card details and awaiting your own fabulous timepiece. Keeping up with Joneses has always had a negative impact on […]

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Money Confessions From Real-Life Savers—and How to Avoid These Common Setbacks

Despite setting a budget, do you find yourself overspending?  Think: last minute getaways, daily acai bowls, that $250 pair of shoes that you really don’t need but… While we’ve all made an impulse purchase or overspent, some of us are more willing to admit it than others. Once you realize where you struggle, though, you […]

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The Simple Rule I’ve Been Following to Get Healthy While Saving Money

I’m someone who can be – If I’m being totally honest with myself – very lazy when it comes to fitness. I’ve always been someone for whom physical activity was a byproduct of other hobbies or obligations I had going on in my life. And living in a city like New York requires enough baseline […]

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Meal Prep Ideas to Help You Save Cash and Time

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram lately, you’ve likely seen the beautiful #MealPrep photos—those organized, bento-style food boxes prepared ahead of time and arranged neatly for the week. Here are some tips you can use to begin meal prepping. And bonus—you could start to save a ton on take-out. Take Baby Steps Meal prepping […]

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Our Top 5 Holi-Do’s and Holi-Don’ts

Let’s bring comfort and joy back into the holidays. It’s pretty easy to get bent out of shape during the most magical time of the year. We have some tips that’ll help you save time, money and your sanity this holiday season. Helpful Links: 1) pinterest.com/explore/diy-gifts/ 2) headspace.com/ 3) wunderlist.com/ 4) google.com/flights/

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The Holidays Are About the Fa La La, Not the Moo La La

This year, we’ll collectively fork out $465 billion on holiday spending. Of all that cash, about 43% is spent on travel, and another 41% on gifts. Saving in those two areas alone can really help make a difference in your wallet. A few things the airlines don’t want you to know When you figure that […]

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Less Time Gifting, More Time Merrimenting

How do you want to spend 15 hours of your life? Bet it’s not shopping and standing in line. But that’s what most Americans will do this holiday season. Don’t sweat it. We’ve got some gifting hacks that’ll help you gift it right—saving you some time. Buy one gift and call it a day So […]

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Divide and Conquer Shared Expenses – How to Make a Household Budget

When you move in together, chances are you could be sharing much more than a roof. Whether you’re living with friends or a significant other, having to divide and conquer shared household expenses can add stress to any living situation. Creating and maintaining a household budget is one way to help keep everyone under your […]

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3 Goal-Based Savings Accounts You Need Right Now

Goal-based savings is one of the simplest ways to control your spending and maintain some financial security as you transition from college to career. Imagine swiping your card for those $200 designer shoes you’ve been stalking online and knowing you have the money to pay it off immediately. (Talk about guilt-free spending.) That’s what goal-based […]

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What We Learned: Developing Enviable Saving Habits TweetChat

Discipline has big payoffs, particularly when it comes to saving. In fact, discipline is what many people cited as the behavior that helped them accomplish their savings goals and afforded them security and protection against financial uncertainty, during our September 30th TweetChat: Developing Enviable Saving Habits, co-hosted with Bankrate.com. Financial security was the biggest incentive to […]

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