Tag Archives: Saving

How Much to Save Before Buying Your First House

Buying a house is an important milestone, but it can also be a frightening experience. The fear of not having enough money to complete the purchase or of running into trouble after the mortgage is in process can be enough … Continue reading

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How to Save Money this Christmas – 5 Gift Ideas Under $10

Christmas is the traditional time to blow your budget. It’s so easy to get sucked into the spirit of the season and spend more than you need to. Then there are the traditional January headaches as you struggle to pay … Continue reading

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How to Move from Two Incomes to One

Many families have been faced with the reality of transitioning from a fairly comfortable lifestyle on two incomes, to one that seems almost unbearable because one partner as either lost their job or has let it go because of health … Continue reading

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How to Create Your Emergency Fund

In a day when the economy is not as strong as most people would like, there is an even greater than ever need for both individuals and families to have an emergency fund. This is especially important for those who … Continue reading

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Financial Planning for Disasters and Emergencies

Your financial world may be good right now, but that doesn’t mean it always will be. You should take stock while things are smooth to make sure you don’t hit a rocky stretch later. This is particularly critical in today’s … Continue reading

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The End of the Year is Approaching… Are Your Finances Ready?

December is always a month that is riddled with important financial decisions, but most of them get pushed aside for the much more pleasant euphoria of the holiday season. The following are a few tips that can help you to … Continue reading

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Tips for Saving Money in the Summer and Still Taking a Vacation

The summer is a great time to have fun. Most people look at it as a time for vacations and travel. With money still being tight in many places, it can be hard to find the money needed for a … Continue reading

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Tips to Help You Save Money by Christmas

Every year Christmas rolls around and promises not to get carried away by going over budget make the list of things to do and yet, just like clockwork, January rolls around and the bills arrive to reveal just how much … Continue reading

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“I’ve always had financial goals but have struggled to reach them – do you have any suggestions?”

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Life Hacks by Alex: Less is More

Spending LESS than you earn! Seems obvious doesn’t it, if you have 10 dollars then make sure you spend 9. So why does it trip me up so often? In fact, it trips many of us. It’s easy to keep … Continue reading

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