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Month: July 2017

5 Ways to Save Without Feeling Strapped for Cash

5 Ways to Save Without Feeling Strapped for Cash

We all want to have some savings for a rainy day, but it isn’t always easy to get that cash together. So how do you go about finding the funds to save? Here are a few simple ways to round up the extra cash in […]

How to Keep Your Sanity While Overhauling Your Finances

How to Keep Your Sanity While Overhauling Your Finances

Dealing with financial problems can be hugely stressful. Money stress can rob you of sleep and fill your waking hours with worry. So as you rework your finances, you’ll need to take steps to reduce your stress, too. First, though, remember that no matter what […]

It Really, Really Helps to Have a Budget

It Really, Really Helps to Have a Budget

Budget. Most people hate that word- I know I did, until I finally understood that a budget is your best financial friend. I always thought that I had a good grasp of my monthly income and expenses, even though all my documentation was “in my […]

Set Some Goals- If You Fail to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail

Set Some Goals- If You Fail to Plan, You’re Planning to Fail

  When making plans to improve your finances, you will need to set some goals. Don’t worry if you think things in your life may change; you can adjust your goals later if you need to. Having some sort of goals, even temporary ones, will […]

Be Honest With Yourself, Even if it Hurts

Be Honest With Yourself, Even if it Hurts

  So, where to begin? What’s the first step you should take on the path to improving your financial situation? You need to be honest with yourself  about where you are financially. That’s your starting point- figure out where you stand financially right now, at […]