Budgeting Strategies: The 50/30/20 Rule

Budgeting Strategies: The 50/30/20 Rule

While there is no “wrong” way to save money and budget, some people find it easiest to save money when they have a system or rule to follow. The key to saving is discipline: if you’re disciplined, you’ll stay consistent. If you’re consistent, you’ll save money and have the ability …

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What Should You Do With Your Tax Return?

What Should You Do With Your Tax Return?

If you’re like most working Americans, you might have a tax return on the way. And, every year, the age-old question springs back up: what should you do with your tax return? A sudden windfall can be very tempting to simply drop on whatever fun stuff you want. Maybe you’ve …

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Markets Rising as Stimulus Talks Turn Real

Markets Rising as Stimulus Talks Turn Real

There’s now some serious talk about stimulus checks and some surprisingly low jobless claims coming in, Wall Street is looking optimistic. The markets rose on Thursday in response to this optimism, with corporate earnings over the past week assuaging fears that the markets could be volatile. According to the Labor …

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Style Myths You Need to Unlearn to Save Money

Style Myths You Need to Unlearn to Save Money

There’s a myth out there in the world of lifestyle coaches and Instagram influencers. That myth goes something like this: if you want to make money and look stylish, you need to spend money on your appearance. Sometimes called “putting up a front,” it’s the idea that only people who …

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Retirement Saving Strategies That Actually Work

Retirement Saving Strategies That Actually Work

When you’re saving for retirement, you might find it hard to visualize what it is, exactly, you’re saving towards. After all, you’re putting a lot of money away in investments that you might not see for decades. When you’re thinking about your spending in the short-term, that can be hard …

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What’s Going on with GameStop’s Stock?

What’s Going on with GameStop’s Stock?

If you follow stock trading at all, you might have noticed something very weird happening with the stock of video game seller GameStop. The company has been considered to be circling the drain for some time now, due to the shifting landscape of video game distribution. Many gamers have switched …

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Crafting a Budget to Get Control of Your Finances

Crafting a Budget to Get Control of Your Finances

You’ve just gotten your paycheck and you’re excited, since you’ve been broke for the last two weeks while waiting on it to come in. You quickly pay your bills and make evening plans, running by your favorite shop to grab a new book, video game and some of your favorite …

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