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Savings 101: How to Save Money

Ah, financial freedom. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? But start thinking about what that takes, and you might be tempted to bury your head under the covers and hit snooze (again). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Financial freedom is simply the ability to make your own decisions about where your […]

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When It Comes to Your Money, Are You Really a Saver?

Savers sock away money. Whether it’s for retirement, a child’s college education, or short-term financial goals, they live by the mantras “a penny saved is a penny earned” and “pay yourself first.” And they certainly know how powerful it is to start saving at a young age, thanks to the magic of compounding. But when […]

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

When you dive deeply into anything—exercise, photography, or even something niche like making 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 each day that affect […]

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The 50/30/20 Plan: Budgeting You Can Actually Stick With

Budgeting is like exercise: we all understand it’s importance. But exercising consistently can be a struggle. And, like popular fitness programs like SoulCycle or Vinyasa Yoga, budgeting can also seem intimidating and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. Budgeting can be as simple as you want to make it. Yet, beginners often jump right […]

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Newlywed Reveals Her Online Shopping Secrets

Can you remember a time your best intentions went awry? That’s how you could describe Megan Montague’s previous online shopping behavior. Montague, a newlywed, identifies herself as the spender in her relationship, but says that she shops online because she’s “always trying to do a lot with a little bit.” Amazon is one of her […]

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This Is What Saving Money and Eating Broccoli Have in Common

On the surface, it doesn’t seem like saving money and eating broccoli have much in common. But give it a bit more thought. A-ha!  They’re both things your brain tells you to do — but many don’t. It’s not like you think it’s cool to skip out on saving. According to Bankrate: One of Americans’ […]

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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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Chelsea Fagan’s Simple Rule 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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