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Sponsored: Want to Make Extra Money on Your Schedule?

Sign up to drive with Uber—you use your own car to give people rides around town and you get paid weekly.  And it’s super flexible—you can drive day or night, 24/7.  Just hop in your car, turn on the app, and you’ll get a pickup request from a rider. The Uber Partner app you use Read more about Sponsored: Want to Make Extra Money on Your Schedule?[…]

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Bankruptcy Facts: Is Bankruptcy the Right Choice for You?

Bankruptcy often comes with negativity. Once the bankruptcy word is thrown out there, people begin to make assumptions. Most instantly think “wow, their financial situation must be really bad!”  Even worse, people who are in really rough financial situations begin to think negatively about themselves when considering it, even though bankruptcy may be a viable option Read more about Bankruptcy Facts: Is Bankruptcy the Right Choice for You?[…]

Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

“Money is an opportunity to reach unity in marriage. When couples work together, they can do anything.” -Dave Ramsey There’s really no ideal way for couples to merge their finances together once they’ve said “I do.”  However, to avoid future financial communication issues, it’s important to have a conversation about how you both plan to Read more about Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?[…]

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How to Have a Conversation About Money with Your Kids

“49% of teens are ‘eager’ to learn more about money management. Only 14% had taken a class on a financial literacy topic and over a third want to learn money skills from their parents.” –  Capital One As parents, we play an important role in the success of our kid’s long-term financial stability.  We teach Read more about How to Have a Conversation About Money with Your Kids[…]

Budgeting is Overwhelming

When Budgeting Becomes Overwhelming

Let’s face it, managing money can get pretty overwhelming at times. We often get tired of the continued “limitations;” the constant planning; and sometimes, the slow results. We get this feeling that we’re not doing something right because things aren’t exactly how we want them to be.  During those times, we just want to throw Read more about When Budgeting Becomes Overwhelming[…]

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4 Tips to Help You Avoid Bank Fees

“There’s a loss of faith in the banking system that for so long has been the backbone of prosperity and growth.” -Lucy Powell Do you find yourself constantly paying overdraft fees?  Has it become a bill you expect to pay every month? According to CNN Money, banks racked up $6.4 billion in ATM and overdraft Read more about 4 Tips to Help You Avoid Bank Fees[…]

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How to Save Money When You’re a Spender

“Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.” -Sophia Amoruso Some people are just natural savers; others not so much. The way we treat money has a lot to do with our backgrounds, perspectives, and life circumstances. However, for many of us, the way our parents handle (or not handle) money plays a Read more about How to Save Money When You’re a Spender[…]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

“If repairing one’s credit is as easy as sending some dispute letters to the credit bureaus then why doesn’t everyone have good credit?” -Tyler Gregory Whether we like it or not, credit plays a big role in many aspects of our lives.  From renting to buying a home or getting that dream job; our credit Read more about 5 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score[…]

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10 Ways to Reduce Monthly Expenses without Much Effort

Whether you make $45,000 a year or $250,000 a year, finding ways to reduce your cost of living is vital for long-term financial stability. We know what needs to be done, but many of us struggle with how. We’re already strapped for time, and adding one more thing to our “to do” list is not Read more about 10 Ways to Reduce Monthly Expenses without Much Effort[…]

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4 Financial Habits That Keep You BROKE

Financial success depends on doing little things consistently over time that get you to where you want to be.  Sometimes it’s the little habits that hold us back and keep us broke. These are the most common.   Key Takeaways: Tracking expenses is vital for knowing what goes in and out of your account. Who Read more about 4 Financial Habits That Keep You BROKE[…]