Taking Baby Steps to Get Out of Debt

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Everybody needs a plan. The start of the New Year is always a good time to start something or to get reinvigorated and move in a different direction. Nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and financial expert Dave Ramsey advises clients and listeners to get out of debt first and foremost, then build wealth. His is […]

Start the Year Off Right

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How to Start Your Financial Year Off Right The New Year is almost upon us. Here are a few tips to make 2017 the year you take control of your finances. PERFECT YOUR BUDGET Take 15 minutes this week and put together a budget. This isn’t a difficult chore, however having the truth in front […]

5 Tips to Help You Save Your First $1,000

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Savings are important. The first $1000 that you save could be the most important money you put away in your life. That $1000 is the first step of putting together a rainy day fund. You never know when something you never expected will fall right in your lap. This first $1000 is your 1st step […]

Winter Is Coming: Get Ready with These Energy Saving Tips

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Winter is coming, and for anyone living in a cold weather part of the world, that means climbing (sometimes catapulting) energy costs, as the temperatures fall and we strive to stay warm. If you’re lucky enough to live in warm weather climate, then you can pass this information onto your less fortunate friends up North. […]

Translating an Increase in Income to an Increase in Savings

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For many people working around the world today, an increase in pay doesn’t necessarily translate into an increase in savings for emergencies or retirement. If you asked the 1 in 3 workers in America who haven’t saved any amount of money for retirement WHY this is the case, you’ll likely hear several variations of the […]

Negotiating Your Salary – Don’t Leave Money On The Table

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Whether you’ve just been offered a job, or you’re hoping to make more money doing the job you’re in, negotiating your salary, or your salary increase, is a critical step in the process. To some of us, this may sound exciting. Like a chance to sell yourself and the opportunity to showcase all you bring […]

The Kryptonite of Financial Stability

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Let’s talk financial stability. There is a pressure in our society to have things. We’re inundated with advertisements, all day long, selling us things that we don’t really need. We see ads on television, in the form of product placement in movies, on the pages of every magazine and on billboards all over town. They’re […]

You Can Save More Money

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Three Simple Ways to Make More Room in Your Budget Intellectually, we can all agree that it makes good sense to save money for the future. At some point, an unforeseen emergency will require you to reach above and beyond your normal monthly budget. Or imagine this, you’ll want to retire. These things take planning, and most […]

Overcoming Financial Roadblocks

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Tips and Tools to Help you Stop Overspending I’d venture to say that the world’s most common advice for people trying to save money is the following: Spend less than you earn.  It’s common because it’s incredible advice and makes a ton of sense. Spend less than you earn. How simple! How reasonable! But like […]

Teach the Children Well: 3 Simple Ways to Show Kids the Importance of Money

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No one is born with the innate ability to manage money. You didn’t enter this world with a firm grasp on income versus expenditures, the importance of saving for retirement or the ins and outs of investing in the stock market. These are things you had to learn along the way. And kids are just […]