Why Saving For The Sunny Days Is Just As Important As The Rainy Ones

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If you’ve read any sort of personal finance book or blog in the last few months, you know the importance of saving for a rainy day in an emergency fund.  A small bad day, can be totally catastrophic when you don’t have the money saved away.  A flat tire could set you back $180, and

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Before You Sign Up: 5 Quick Tips For 401ks

Don't be overwhelmed with your 401k! This guide makes it simple for you to start, or restart your retirement savings without the overwhelm!

Getting a 401k is one of the easiest ways to start saving for retirement. But before you choose a fund, read these tips to see the best way to maximize your company’s 401k.   1.  Matching The most important aspect of a 401k is the matching program. Many companies offer incentives for their employees to

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5 Money Mistakes To Avoid in 2015

Looking to clean up your finances a bit? Avoid making these 5 money mistakes!

1.  Paying Fees When was the last time you really looked at your credit card statement? Comb through your bank statements, heating bills & other recurring subscriptions to ensure you aren’t getting charged fees that were put on by mistake or don’t apply to you.  One of the worst offenders for tacking on extra fees

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How Much Money Should You Have By Age 30? Why Calculating Your Net Worth Is A Joke

How Much Money Should You Have By Age 30? Why Calculating Your Net Worth Is A Joke

So, last week, I went through a bit of a “money crisis” where I was sitting at my laptop, reading over personal finance blogs and I could feel the anxiety creep in.  I’ve attended the Financial Blogger Conference for three years now and pretty familiar with the bloggers in this niche, they’re all great people-

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Frugal Confession: I’m A Frugality Blogger But I Suck At Budgeting

One Frugality Blogger's Path To Budgeting Bliss (without losing her mind in the process)..and how you can too

  There you have it, I’m a frugality blogger and I suck at budgeting.  I sat down this week to set up my first budget in nearly two years (I’ll get into why I had a lapse-in-budget in a bit) and man, it was stupid hard, even for me.  I’m really thankful to everyone that

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