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7 Ways to Improve Your Budget 1

7 Ways to Improve Your Budget

When it comes to saving money, one camp pushes for cutting back on the little things –occasional lattes, sodas, and snacks are the usual targets—while the opposing camp cheers the value of pursuing big...

What Are You Teaching Your Kids About Money? 25

What Are You Teaching Your Kids About Money?

  Recently, in an effort to force myself to slow down a bit and actually relax, I started watching a few episodes of the hit-show The Goldbergs, which is set in 1980s Pennsylvania. In...

What to Do If Your Spouse Won’t Talk About Money 6

What to Do If Your Spouse Won’t Talk About Money

Even in today’s world of automated budgeting software and other sophisticated technology, money remains a hot button topic for many couples. There are usually types of people in a marriage: one spouse who enjoys...

A Guide to Planning a Home Renovation From Start to Finish 1

A Guide to Planning a Home Renovation From Start to Finish

This “Guide to Planning a Home Renovation From Start to Finish” post is underwritten by Hearth. Hearth specializes in educating consumers regarding home renovation products and helping them find the best offers to avoid...

How to Determine Your Financial Priorities 3

How to Determine Your Financial Priorities

Imagine the following scenario. You are down to your final $100 in your checking account, your savings and emergency funds have been wiped clean, and you’re faced with the following obligations: filling up the...

How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse 1

How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse

How comfortable are you when the time comes to talk about money with your spouse? Not very, in all likelihood. According to a recent article from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), the three...

Create a Winning Action Plan to Reduce Your Financial Stress 5

Create a Winning Action Plan to Reduce Your Financial Stress

If we were to conduct an informal poll on the street today and ask people what they are most stressed about, money would be one of the most common responses. It is easy to...

The Best Resources to Refinance Debt and Pay It Off Faster 2

The Best Resources to Refinance Debt and Pay It Off Faster

Millions of people feel stuck in debt. You might be one of them. The weight of payments could be crushing your motivation and hope. You might be wondering how you’ll ever pay off your...

Clever Kitchen Cleaning Hacks for Cheapskates and Clean Freaks 4

Clever Kitchen Cleaning Hacks for Cheapskates and Clean Freaks

Have you noticed how well TV commercials, magazine advertisements, and internet ads hit your pain points? They never fail to remind me that laundry is a tedious chore, making dinner at home is stressful,...

The Biggest Reason Why Budgets Fail and the Easy Solution 1

The Biggest Reason Why Budgets Fail and the Easy Solution

If you’re like most adults, you have a love-hate relationship with your budget. You love the hope and optimism your budget gives you at the start of the month, and you hate tallying up...