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Even though summer doesn’t officially start for a couple of more weeks, most kids are out of school, the weather is warmer and most of us are in full summer mode. Summer, unfortunately, is a time that many can make blunders that can turn their financial situation upside down.
 

May is the time that many young adults are ready to venture into the world armed with a degree and hopefully soon a great job. With all of the excitement, financial matters are often forgotten which can be detrimental to their long term success. This is a critical time financially speaking for young adults.
 

Being good at budgeting doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you plan for the unexpected. This added step of protection is often the difference between being successful with your budget or having your budget blown up. The key is understanding the expenses that can repeated blow up your budget.
 

Almost everyone agrees that financial success can only happen for most people if they develop short and long term goals. An important part of this planning is knowing when and how to adjust those goals when life throws us a curve ball.
 

We all understand that budgeting is the key to not spending more than you make. However, even people who budget might can have financial issues if they are making some of the common budgeting blunders. With the first quarter almost over, now is the time to review and catch these budgeting mistakes.
 

It’s more than your house that can use Spring cleaning. If you are like most people, your finances could probably use a little work as well. Now is a great time to start and most of the items that should be on your financial Spring cleaning list can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
 

For millions of Americans, they have or will soon receive a tax refund check this year and for others this is the time of the year they are receiving annual bonus payouts. These windfalls of money can be a great temptation or a great opportunity.
 

With the current weather you are probably thinking about your summer vacation and this is a good idea. Here are a few tips to help you keep your summer vacation costs under control.
 

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