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6 Common Clichés That Are Bad for Your Financial Outlook

  Via LearnVest By Jane Bianchi – Whenever you browse Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, you’ll see them: Those cheesy life mantras that are meant to provide daily inspiration. You know, things like “Carpe diem!” and “Do what you love!” They’re often laid over majestic images of mountains, dreamy sunsets or kittens with big, adorable eyes…. Continue Reading

What Women and Young People Have in Common: Money Stress!

  Via LearnVest By Jennifer Liu – What keeps you up at night? Maybe it’s thinking about that big presentation you have to give at work in the morning—or about how you still haven’t nailed down the details of your summer getaway yet. But more likely, your daily stresses come down to one thing: your… Continue Reading

Rich … and Broke? Why Even High Earners Can’t Seem to Save

  Via LearnVest By Jennifer Liu -  Living paycheck to paycheck isn’t just a problem for those at the bottom of the pay scale. In fact, a new SunTrust survey reveals that nearly one in three households earning at least $75,000 a year feel they can barely make ends meet. Even more shocking: As many… Continue Reading

Get Your Finances in Shape for Summer

With summer around the corner, it’s a great time to get your finances in order before you hit the beach. Not only will you be ready to roll for the fall, but you can spend your time and energy enjoying your time off rather than worrying about bills and making ends meet. Step 1: Review… Continue Reading

Challenge Week 4: Discover the Power of Savings

Developing good saving habits early can help you create a financial cushion for emergencies and reach your long-term savings goals, such as buying a more reliable car or making a down payment on a house. Putting even a small amount aside each month can quickly add up.

Challenge Week 1: Plug the Small Leaks!

Managing your money effectively starts with a thorough review of your spending habits—so that’s our first challenge! You can do your review by looking at your debit card transactions on your online bank statement or other spending records such as your check register and/or receipts. Look back over your purchases for the last few weeks… Continue Reading

6 Hacks to Help Stop Financial Procrastination in Its Tracks

Via LearnVest By Amanda Kelly -  With the start of every new year comes all of those resolutions that you’re absolutely, positively, definitely going to tackle. You’ll be better at balancing your checkbook. You’ll finally kick your retirement savings into high gear. And you’re not going to let that financial paperwork pile up again. Yet… Continue Reading

Living in (Financial) Disharmony: 4 Reasons Couples Stress about Money

Via LearnVest By Emma Miller -  Oil and water. Prints and patterns. Business and pleasure. Love and money? If you’ve ever felt like those last two things don’t mix well, you aren’t alone. In a recent survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), 47% of respondents indicated that disagreeing about money was… Continue Reading

Clean Out Your Closets for Cash

Need some extra spending money? Give new meaning to “spring cleaning” this year by selling your used stuff for cash. Here’s how. Sell Online There are many places to sell your old stuff online. If you want to stay local, try Craigslist, which lets you list things in its online marketplace for free, though you’ll… Continue Reading

New Year, New You!

Ring in the New Year by making a resolution to review your finances and get your wallet back in shape. While many people tend to focus on things like diet and exercise, using the semester break to reflect on your spending habits and set a new course will yield measurable results in no time. Here… Continue Reading