How to Pay for Big Ticket Items While Maintaining Your Budget

How to Pay for Big Ticket Items While Maintaining Your Budget

Budgets are a great tool to help allocate your money as efficiently as possible. You can use them to watch your discretionary spending, to save for retirement, or to pay down debt. You can also use them to help you schedule out large purchases. So how do you make these large one time payments fit into your budget when you wouldn’t otherwise be able to cover the cost in a single month?

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Does It Pay to Have a Side Hustle?

Does It Pay to Have a Side Hustle?

Sometimes it seems like everyone has a side hustle. Whether it’s to pursue a passion, to pay down debt, or to afford a better lifestyle, side hustles can become an important part of your financial picture. Before you start one of your own, though, there are a few things to consider to see if it makes financial sense.

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5 Financial Calculators You Need to Check Out

5 Financial Calculators You Need to Check Out

We're sharing some of our favorite financial calculators. Whether it's spending money on lunch, or saving for retirement, these tools can be immensely helpful. Check them out today to factor them into your financial planning.

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How to Find the Right Tax Preparer for You

How to Find the Right Tax Preparer for You

It’s that time of year again when taxes are front and center in our minds. With any luck you’re motivated to get that tax return filed to get your refund pronto, but that’s not always the case. If you’re considering hiring a tax preparer for the first time or looking to find a new tax preparer, here are some questions to help you find the right tax professional to suit your needs.

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My Personal 2018 Spending Challenge

My Personal 2018 Spending Challenge

Today I’m getting personal in the hopes that by sharing one of my goals for this year, I will hold myself accountable and maybe even inspire some others to challenge themselves in the process. In 2018 I have given myself an interesting challenge and I’m so excited to tell you more about it.

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How Tax Reform May Impact Your Paycheck

How Tax Reform May Impact Your Paycheck

We’ve been talking about the tax bill for a while now, but despite all the politically commentary attached to it, the bottom line seems to be a bit fuzzy still. If you’re still trying to understand if you need to make changes to keep from getting hit with a large tax bill in 2019, here is some information to help you make sense of it all.

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Four Tax Moves to Make Before 2018

Four Tax Moves to Make Before 2018

With tax reform all but signed into law, there are big changes coming to individuals starting in 2018. For better or worse, there’s a lot of unpacking that still needs to happen, but there are some planning items that you can do right now to save you money.

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How to Reset Your Financial Goals

How to Reset Your Financial Goals

We’re heading into 2018 at lighting speed so it’s time to take another look at those financial goals and set yourself up for success. Whether you had 2017 goals that fell by the wayside or financial goal setting is completely new to you, here are some tips to keep you motivated a moving in the right direction.

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Six Paper Planners to Get Your Year Started Off Right

Six Paper Planners to Get Your Year Started Off Right

It's almost 2018, which means it's time to get organized for the new year. If you're looking to make those resolutions or just to keep your daily tasks from piling up, a paper planner may be just what you need. Today we're highlighting six of our favorite planners so you can find one that works best for you and your budget.

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Three Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

Three Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

December is a nightmare that serious budgeters just want to wake up from. It seems like no matter what you do, Christmas will turn your budget into a soupy disaster instead of the structured guide it’s intended to be. While it’s filled with holiday cheer and heartwarming expressions of love, it can also wreak havoc on your bank account. As a result, we’re sharing three ways you can save money this holiday season.

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How to Calculate Your Financial Runway

How to Calculate Your Financial Runway

If you’ve ever tried to figure out how long you could go without working then you know all about a financial runway. Whether you’re looking to extend your maternity leave or start a business, it’s the same concept. How long can you keep going before you hit your comfort threshold and dip below your sweet spot when it comes to savings? Here’s a guide and template to help you calculate your financial runway.

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How to Maximize Your Donations

How to Maximize Your Donations

We all like to give where we can, especially this time of year when appreciating what we have and taking care of others is at the forefront of our minds. You may be bombarded with requests to give and wonder how you can make your donation go as far as possible. Here are some tips to do just that and to help maximize the impact of your donation.

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