‘Tis the Season for Saving!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the glitter and glam can come stress, anxiety, and impulse. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Consider using some of these tips to keep from being overwhelmed, overworked, and overspent!

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Finally! We can get rewarded to budget!

Finally! We can get rewarded to budget!

Budgeting…yes I know, some people might think it’s boring. But I think budgeting is exciting, because it puts you in charge of exactly where you want your money to go.

Speaking of being in control of your money, when was the last time you got rewarded for your planned spending? I am not talking about some of those credit cards that give you 1% cash back and then charge you 25% in interest and hundreds in fees. I’m talking about a time when you were in control of your finances, planned ahead, stuck to your budget and got a financial reward for it.

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5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and old friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money.

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How to Avoid Holiday Overspending

How to Avoid Holiday Overspending

Have you ever joked with friends or family following a get-together that you’d been “overserved”? It’s a tongue in cheek expression, acknowledging that you exceeded your prudent limit of food or drink (and are now paying the price), but blaming someone else. You’re not fooling anyone, of course, but it spares your pride to jokingly fault the host instead of yourself.

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How to Save During the Holidays

How to Save During the Holidays

This time of year can put lots of extra strain on your budget, from costumes and candy for Halloween, to a turkey that feeds your extended family for Thanksgiving, to decorations and gifts galore for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Saving during the holidays doesn’t just mean saving on various elements of the celebrations. It also means sticking to more long-term savings goals and avoiding accumulation of new debt. America Saves has compiled some tips to help you plan for a fun and fulfilling holiday season while not drowning in expenses

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This Quiz Will Help Give You a Pulse on Your Finances

This Quiz Will Help Give You a Pulse on Your Finances

This post is sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc (Schwab), Member SIPC. I recently got a chance to visit a Charles Schwab office, gain some additional financial knowledge, from one of their VP's & Branch Managers, Dan Stein and learn all about the Modern...

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