Change Your Budget Habits

How Do You Budget?

How do you budget? Many of us focus on the wrong things and set ourselves up for failure when it comes to budgeting. Let’s look at a new and improved budgeting system to simplify things and increase the odds that we bring in more than we spend.

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How to Manage Your Finances in a Volatile Economy

5 Basics of Personal Finance in a Crazy Economy

Between the congressional budget drama, debt ceiling deadlines, S&P credit rating downgrades and the fed funds rate announcement, it’s almost dizzying to try to understand what all of this economic activity means for your wallet. The best thing you can do is get back to basics and make sure your finances are ready to weather any financial storm. We cover five personal finance basics that you should always make sure are in order.

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Make Your Finances into a Game

How to Make Finance Fun

I know a lot of people dread looking at their finances, but honestly, I’ve never understood why. Dare I say it, I actually enjoy analyzing my finances. In fact, it’s something I often do when I’m feeling bored. Trust me, I’m no math guru, and I’m certainly no expert in stocks or bonds. I just get a level of satisfaction in tracking my progress, and you can too. It’s easy, I promise!

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No More Excuses! 5 Budget Myths Debunked

5 Common Excuses for Not Budgeting Your Money

Budgeting can seem like math minus the fun – and we all know how fun math is. What’s exciting about adding up all your expenses and seeing that you spend way too much each month and need to cut back? Or maybe you put everything on your check card so you won’t overspend. Genius, right? Except you’re not building credit then, and unless you’ve also set up an automated transfer into a savings account, you’re probably not retaining any money either. But many people don’t want to hear that. Let’s examine five common myths that keep people from budgeting.

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Track Your Spending with a Budget Planner

Do You Know Where Your Money Is Going?

Have you ever looked at your bank account a few days after your paycheck was deposited and wondered, where the heck did all my money go? The key to finding out where your money is going is to track your spending. To get started, here are three top tips to keep track of your expenses, so you can evaluate ways to save money and keep your hard-earned cash in your bank account a little bit longer.

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Secure Your Financial Future Today

5 Ways to Secure Your Financial Future

Remember the American dream? That good ole philosophy that we could have whatever we want. Well, apparently we took that notion a little too seriously and now, over half of people over age 65 receive income of less than $18,337 a year, according to Retirement USA. Perhaps we should’ve spread out our wants a bit more. Immediate gratification can be great, but what happens when you’re left with nothing in the end? Start by following these five simple steps and you’ll be on your way to a much more secure financial future.

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