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The summer months are a pivotal time for making smart financial decisions. There are unfortunately several opportunities to make poor choices that can leave you scrambling for the rest of the year. The key is recognizing how easily your budget can get off track. 

An astonishing 64% of Americans indicate that money is a significant sources of stress in their life. Finding ways to effectively handle financial stress is important because it can lead to health issues and other personal problems.  

June is a busy month with several opportunities to spend money like graduations, weddings and entertainment. The key to having a strong financial month is finding ways to save on those expenses.  

Categories: Financial, Money, Money Matters

Next week is national money smart week, a national effort to help raise financial literacy across the country. Research has proven that people are more financially secure when they develop a strong foundation of financial skills.  Being money smart starts with foundational principles and builds upon this basic knowledge. No matter one’s stage in life, there is the opportunity to develop your financial IQ.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it might be a good time to talk about love and money.  What do they have in common? Both are important to having a healthy and long lasting relationship.  

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.

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