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We have all heard them, those sage financial sound bytes that seem so powerful and useful.  However, upon deeper reflection, they can often be very difficult to interpret and more importantly hard to use in everyday life.  However, if you decode the try meaning of these sayings, you might find useful ways to improve your financial situation.
 

Categories: Money Matters, Saving

Sometimes, the best way to create a savings habit is to use activities in your daily life that create opportunities to save.  What exactly does that mean and how can you do that?  Read a little further and you find a few ideas that you can truly use to make it happen.

Categories: Budgeting, Saving, Spending

It can be easy for spending to get out of control during the holiday season. That’s why it’s important to remember that you’re the boss! Instead of letting your money control you this holiday season, start controlling your money. You’ll feel happier when the season is over if you still have some cushion in your wallet.

Categories: Finances, Saving

Saving money takes time and dedication especially if you are saving for something specific.  So, how do you save with a goal in mind? Here are some simple steps to start with: 

Categories: Money Matters, Saving

Even after the great recession, the saving rate of Americans hasn’t really returned to the levels of previous generations.  Starting a savings habit isn’t easy.  It takes time and a desire to make it successful.  Fortunately there are a few ways you can increase your chances of building a successful savings habit and become a lifetime saver.

Categories: Finances, Saving

‚ÄčAs Americans, we live in a society that tempts us to live in the moment, spend money on items we don’t need, and not focus too much on the long-term value of our purchases. What we’re not buying for ourselves is a security cushion.

Categories: Finances, Saving

Instead of hoping for the future you want, start planning for it! Advance planning can help you meet your goals and give you the assurance that you’re on track. Whether you want the best education money can buy for your kids, a life of travel, or a comfortable retirement, planning will help get you there.

We have all heard them over and over but do we really understand the common financial tips that are often repeated?  Sometimes these tips can be misleading or perhaps their true meaning is really hidden in the details behind the advice.  And for a couple of the common tips, they are really the start of a much bigger effort.

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