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How Much Money to Put in Your Emergency Fund

Emergency funds. Everyone has heard of them, and most of us know we need to have cash ready for unexpected expenses. But what many do not know is how much money they, specifically, should set aside. Read more…

How to Deal With Lifestyle Creep

If you place your hand in a bowl of lukewarm water and start heating it, you’re unlikely to notice the rising temperature. Your hand adapts to the gradual change. Read more…

How to Set Up Your Emergency Fund

Your emergency fund can help you cover the cost of life’s unpleasant surprises like medical bills, car repairs, or even job loss. Without one, these unfortunate situations become even worse, as you could face some tough decisions when things don’t go according to plan. Read more…

College Freshmen: 3 Things I Wish I Knew

Pick a dorm. Sign up for classes. Buy a laptop. As a recent college graduate, I can remember going through my checklist of everything I needed prior to my college move (on top of all the pieces of advice my parents were attempting to engrain in me). Read more…

Budgeting for a Bunch: Tips from a Mom of Four

What comes to mind when you think of the word “kids”? Unconditional love? Constant activity? Center of your life? How about, “really expensive”? Read more…

Post-College Finances: What Recent Grads Need to Know

It’s that time of year. Universities all over the globe are sending their 2016 graduates out into the “real world. Unfortunately, post-grad life comes with some serious financial struggles. With unprecedented amounts of student loan debt, low wage growth and the new era of needing a subscription Read more…

When Should You Take Social Security?

Last week President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which raised the federal debt limit and avoided another debt ceiling issue. Tucked within this new law is a provision labeled “closure of unintended loopholes,” which eliminates a couple strategies for maximizing Social Security Read more…

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