Get Your Finances in Order before the New Year

5 Things to Do with Your Money before the New Year

No, this is not another article about how to save money on gifts. There are already way too many people out there whose only “financial” thought right now is whether to buy their nephew an expensive new iPad or stick with a cheaper video game. And while that’s an important decision, there are also a number of personal financial loose ends that you should be taking care of before the end of the year.

Here are some ways to save (or at least not lose) your hard-earned money.

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How to Manage Your Money after Retirement

You’ve worked hard for a lot of years and the day has finally arrived. Your office mates threw you a party. You packed up your belongings. And you drove away from work for the last time. You did it. You retired. For many people, retirement means freedom. And while retirement does bring some freedoms, some restrictions come with it, too. In order to manage your money well after retirement, you will need to find a good balance between the freedoms and restrictions.

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What's Your Money Personality?

4 Types of Money Personalities – Which One Are You?

While it’s true that much of a person’s “money personality” is deeply rooted in his or her life experience, we all have a choice in how we live our financial lives and how we manage our money. If we have self-awareness of what money means to us – what we love, fear or avoid about money – we are more likely to make good financial choices and enjoy a healthier, wealthier life. We give you a peek into four types of money personalities. Which one are you?

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3 Ways to Save Money on Regular Expenses

When making bigger purchases – furniture, TVs, etc. – saving money is important. One often-overlooked way to save money on a regular basis is with recurring expenses. Saving $15 on your grocery bill may not seem like much, but if you shop for groceries twice a month and save $15 every time, you’ve kept an extra $360 in your pocket each year. Here’s the scoop on how to save money on recurring costs.

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How to Budget: Learn Where Your Money Goes

Where Does All My Money Go?

Whether you’re using cash or a credit card, it’s easy for spending to get a little out of control. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get a handle on your spending and always know how much is in your wallet.

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Back to School on a Budget

As the school year approaches, kids and parents are starting to think about the same thing: clothes. Kids want the latest fashions. Parents don’t want to break the bank. Believe it or not, it is possible to accomplish both. It just takes some planning, discipline and a little compromise.

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