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The summer should be a time that our budget isn’t stressed and there should be few financial concerns. Unfortunately, the summer months have many potential financial mistakes just lurking in the background waiting for you to succumb to their pull. These can be increased spending, poor financial habits or just plain financial carelessness. Try to avoid these common summer budget mistakes.
 

Credit cards can be great financial tools if used properly, and for some types of debt, they may offer the best option available to you. However, there are a few things that should never be charged and financed with your credit card because there are likely better alternatives.
 

Not surprisingly, almost everyone can find a little extra money each month on purchases they make every day from grocery shopping to eating out. If your budget is a little tight or you just want to increase the amount you can put away each month, here are a few ideas just for you.
 

Most people don’t intend to be in a poor financial situation, it usually is a combination of misfortune and poor financial habits that lead them towards financial distress. There are a few behaviors that can be the foundation for a better financial outlook and mastering the basics will pay dividends your entire life.
 

The last few days have been serious holiday shopping days and the frenzy of activity could have caused you to lose track of your financial situation.  If you find yourself over your holiday budget don’t worry, there are a few ways to cure the Black Friday financial hangover.
 

Categories: Budgeting, Finances, Money, Saving

A lot contributes to being financially sound and healthy, but there are essential money habits that help put you on the right path. Start with these basics now and grow your financial savvy from here. 

While many entrepreneurs focus on how they can quickly increase sales, it is equally important to look for strategies that will help lower expenses. By lowering certain expenses, you can then use the available money towards other areas of your business. Whether you are a new or experienced business, here are three items to consider to maximize savings and grow your bottom line. 

It may sound scary at first, but doing a regular budget check-up can be both easy and extremely beneficial. We want to give you four simple ways you can review your numbers to conduct your own budget check-up. You’ll take a look at your debt, emergency savings, net worth, and discretionary spending.

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