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 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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The Big Money Lessons I Plan to Teach My Daughter

The Big Money Lessons I Plan to Teach My Daughter

When we learned we were expecting our first child last year, we talked about where we would travel and what board games we would play. Secretly, however, I had my own mental list of lesson I wanted to teach her, and they’re lessons I think everyone can use in their financial lives.

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How My Father's Death Changed My Views on Finance

How My Father's Death Changed My Views on Finance

There’s no arguing that money can be an extremely emotional topic, but factor in a sickness or family death and those effects can be multiplied exponentially. I was 17 when my father passed away. Here are some of the ways his death helped shape my financial views along the way.

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A New Addition and New Financial Challenges

A New Addition and New Financial Challenges

Let me sum it up in one word… MOTHERHOOD. For those of you that are already raising children, I’m sure you are well versed in the triumphs and challenges of raising a family while maintaining your everyday life. With that said, I wanted to discuss some of the financial changes and challenges we made to make room for our expanding family.

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Family Finances: Are Your Loved Ones a Liability?

Family Finances: Are Your Loved Ones a Liability?

Every family seems to have one crazy uncle pushing his pyramid scheme at family dinners, but what happens when those closest to you are struggling with money? Do you open your wallet and help? Most of us don’t have tons of spare funds sitting around to get our siblings or even our parents out of a jam, so what’s the best way to deal with this?

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How to Have a Productive Money Conversation with Your Significant Other

How to Have a Productive Money Conversation with Your Significant Other

Relationships are work no matter how compatible you and your significant other may be, but things can get particularly hairy when you add finances into the mix. Here are some tips for having a productive conversation about money with your partner.

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Understanding Your Personal Financial Philosophy

Understanding Your Personal Financial Philosophy

Finance is a highly personal matter, how you feel about your finances and how you ideally choose to tackle them is important to making your plan to financial security. Take our quiz to identify your Personal Financial Philosophy...

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Setting Goals: Where Would You Like to be Financially?

Setting Goals: Where Would You Like to be Financially?

Unless you’re one of those rare people that gets a natural high off of the act of saving for nothing in particular, chances are you’re going to need some motivation to get you started on your financial journey. This is where goals come in...

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