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16 Simple Ways to Keep Your Financial Resolutions in the Coming Year

January 10th, 2019 · No Comments · Budgeting, Credit Rebuild, Credit Repair, Debt Consolidation, Debt Management, Financial Literacy, Saving, Your Money

With the start of a new year comes a rash of resolutions. These promises to do better in the coming year are an annual rite of passage, but making those promises is far easier than keeping them. Everyone who has resolved to lose weight and get more exercise can sympathize with this situation, but promises […]

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How to Use Envelope Budgeting: Old-School Cash System vs. Virtual Envelope Apps

November 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Budgeting

Envelope budgeting is exactly what it sounds like: You put cash in categorized envelopes and stop spending in those categories when the money is gone. But even this simple system has recently been complicated, as so much of the spending we do now is with debit and credit cards. You can certainly still use the old-school cash system, but, you may find that an envelope budgeting app is the more practical choice. Here’s what you need to know about both.

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Holiday-Ready Finances: 8-Part Checklist for Your Budget and Your Credit

October 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Budgeting

Whether you think you have all your bases covered, or you know you’re in over your head, this 8-part checklist can help you get holiday-ready finances. Equally instructional and motivational, this checklist will walk you through the process of creating a holiday budget and a strategy for sticking to it, including affordable gift ideas, holiday sale best practices, how to use (and not use) your credit cards, and what to do when you realize you’ve spent too much. We also cover ways you can hurt your credit during the holidays and the credit-healthy choices you can make instead.

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