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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When Making "Bad" Financial Decisions Makes Sense

When Making "Bad" Financial Decisions Makes Sense

If you’ve been studying up on personal finances, I’m sure you’ve noticed some cardinal sins from financial advisors. It’s so easy to take these at face value, but the bottom line is that the general rule will not apply to everyone. There are always exceptions, so how do you know if you should be applying these rules to your finances or if making the “wrong” decision is actually right for you. Here are some tips to help you draw that line.

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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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Zero-Sum Budgeting: How to Make It Work for You

Zero-Sum Budgeting: How to Make It Work for You

For most people budgeting is not a fun exercise, but not all budgets are created equal. Today we spend some time talking about the zero-sum budget, how it works, and why it may help bring you closer to your goals

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Four Reasons Your Budget Fails

Four Reasons Your Budget Fails

If you’ve ever made a budget, you know just how hard it is to stick with it. You may fail month after month to meet your monthly goals, and you’re definitely not alone in that camp. Life will always throw a wrench into your plans no matter how good your intentions may be, but there are some reasons your budget might be failing time and time again. Below we highlight four of the most common reasons and how to troubleshoot them.

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How to Turn Your Financial Goals into To Dos

How to Turn Your Financial Goals into To Dos

If you’ve already spent the time to sit down and write out your financial goals for the near-term and long-term you’re already ahead of most people. But, once you’ve developed those goals, how do you move forward? How do you take those goals and break them down into a manageable “To Do” list?

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Fighting The Impulse to Keep Up With the Joneses

Fighting The Impulse to Keep Up With the Joneses

"Keeping up with the Joneses" can be an expensive and never-ending pursuit, so how do you fight this impulse to allow yourself to spend money on the things that will make you happiest instead of just competing with your friends and neighbors?

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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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