January 31, 2017

Creating a Debt Avalanche to Wipe Out Your Bills

When you first hear the term “debt avalanche,” you may envision something that is huge, crushing and out of control. […]

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June 7, 2016

Try the “Debt Snowball” Method for Reducing Debt

Did you ever build a snowman when you were a kid? You start with a small snowball, and then roll […]

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March 30, 2016

A “Perfect Storm” of Events Can Lead to Consumer Debt

When consumers find themselves in debt, it’s often due to a convergence of events rather than one single mishap that […]

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March 15, 2016

Five Simple Ways to Save Money

What are you saving for—a vacation, the next holiday season or just to have an emergency savings fund? These are […]

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December 8, 2015

Three Ways to Stick to Your Holiday Budget

There’s a growing trend among consumers to ignore the traditional start of the holiday shopping season in favor of starting […]

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November 3, 2015

Slicing Up Your Paycheck — How Much to Budget for Life’s Expenses

If you ask any three financial experts how much they recommend budgeting for expenses like housing, food and debt repayment, […]

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September 10, 2015

Tracking Your Finances with a Household Budget Worksheet

An established household budget can help ensure that you have enough money set aside each month to cover all of […]

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July 21, 2015

Make Back-to-School Shopping Fun Without Overspending

It may seem like you just brought out the patio furniture, but suddenly it’s time to think about back-to-school clothes, […]

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March 31, 2015

Building a Budget That Works for You

There are many ways to go about the task of setting up a budget. The good news is, there is […]

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February 3, 2015

Budget: The “B” Word to Some, the Ticket to Financial Freedom for Others

Many people have a less-than-enthusiastic reaction to the word “budget,” associating it with a restrictive plan that reins in their […]

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