Budgeting

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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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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Budgeting For Dummies As Told By a Budgeting Dummy

Budgeting For Dummies As Told By a Budgeting Dummy

I’m not that great with a budget. I’m good at portions of it, such as making sure all our expenses are paid and things of that nature, but after that I don’t see any real point in bothering with a budget. We’re already saving, right? Why keep budgeting once all …

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Saving Money Doesn’t Have to be Miserable

Saving Money Doesn’t Have to be Miserable

Everyone knows how bad it feels to be straight-up out of money. Whether the last time you were dead broke was when you were a teenager with a part-time job or last week, everyone’s trying to avoid running out of money. The best way to do that is to adopt …

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Common Budgeting Mistakes Revealed

Common Budgeting Mistakes Revealed

You might be proud of yourself for finally taking the time to put together a budget, but did you do it the right way? Take a moment to check and see if you’ve made some of the most common budgeting mistakes. Not Saving Enough for Emergencies One of the biggest …

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Everything to Know About Cooking on a Budget

Everything to Know About Cooking on a Budget

With grocery shortages and job losses becoming a daily reality for some, you might find yourself in the position where you’ll need to get creative with your food budget. Here are a few tips to help your pennies stretch, while ensuring that you stay healthy: Lentils and Spices Go a …

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Choose Your Student Loans Wisely

Choose Your Student Loans Wisely

When it comes to student loans, you might feel overwhelmed. There’s so much information to digest, and you know that if you make the wrong decision, you can literally be left paying for your mistake for the rest of your life. The good news is that it doesn’t have to …

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