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Following a budget can be restrictive, tiresome and grows old really fast. Unfortunately, budgeting is the best way to stay in control of your money, live within your means and have less financial stress in our lives. Don’t worry, there are ways to avoid budget burnout especially if you recognize the causes of being overwhelmed by your budget.

Financial success is not always easily found. There are several ways to start down the wrong path that can create difficult financial burdens to overcome.  It doesn’t have to be that way though. There is a SIMPLE way to better financial outcomes.

Categories: Financial, Money, Money Matters

Have you thought about what you might do if you received an unexpected windfall money, say from lottery winnings?  Most of us are not likely to win the Powerball but it is very likely that many of us will receive bonuses, inheritances or even large tax refunds.  Making smart decisions when this happens can change your financial future positively.

Categories: Financial, Planning, Saving

Financial concerns can be one of life’s biggest stressors for a lot of people, but did you know that saving money could actually help reduce your stress and improve your health? * Saving money can be simple, too. FORUM offers a 52 Week Money Challenge that is an easy incremental savings plan. 

Before December 31 arrives, there is still time to take advantage of a few tax saving strategies! Check out 5 tax tips below.

Putting off important financial decisions can have a major impact not only on your retirement but also on your financial well-being as you move towards retirement.  Having a strong foundation built by the time you are 40 can produce so many benefits not just in retirement but in the years leading up to retirement.

There may be less than 3 months remaining in 2015 and yet there is still time to make important financial moves that help improve your situation now and make the start of 2016 better too. Don’t wait until the last minute because these moves might have a major impact if you make them soon.

Being a good credit risk starts with your credit score but there is so much more that financial institutions use to evaluate your credit worthiness.  And the lower your credit risk the lower your rate will be when you obtain a loan. Following are a few ways you can become an attractive borrower to every lender.

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