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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Do You Really Need a Budget?

Do You Really Need a Budget?

I’ve seen a string of articles recently that have gone against the traditional wisdom that a budget is an instrumental part of any financial planning. In part, even my budget-loving self has to admit that there is some truth to this. Not everyone NEEDS a budget, but everyone can benefit from a budget. So what should you really be getting out of your budget?

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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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Budgeting Basics to Get You Started

Budgeting Basics to Get You Started

Budgeting may be one of the most crucial exercises you can complete on a road to a healthy financial life, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy or intuitive process. Budgeting is work, and unfortunately there is no way around it, but there are a few options for how to approach it...

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Calculating Your Net Worth: Where are You Today?

Calculating Your Net Worth: Where are You Today?

Before we can do anything to help our finances, we have to understand our starting point and how to marry that with the goals we’ve set. I call this part taking inventory… It’s where we list out everything that we own or owe so we can see exactly what our true financial picture at this point in time looks like.

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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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