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Good Financial Reads: Interest In Housing

Following along with the blogs of financial planners is a great way to access valuable, educational information about finance- it doesn't cost a thing! Our financial planners love to share their knowledge and help everyone regardless of age…
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Goodbudget Review: How to Do a Cash Budget, Without the Cash

There are tremendous benefits to putting yourself on a cash budget when you’re dedicated to taking control of your cash flow, savings, and debt repayment. The trick to being on a cash budget, though, is that -- well, it requires you to…
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Budgeting for Student Loan Payments Once You've Left the Nest for Good

The average college student graduates with some form of student loan debt. As statistics show, most students carry around a student loan balance of $30,000 that they need to repay.During and right after your grace period are the perfect…
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How to Choose Your Next Credit Card

A credit card can be one of the most useful tools you have in your wallet. But with so many different options in the marketplace, how do you know that the one you're using is the right one?If your current card is not getting the job…
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What's the Difference Between Financial Freedom and Retirement?

If you’ve been following the world of personal finance lately, you may have noticed that people are talking about something called financial freedom -- and how that’s the ultimate financial goal to have.This is really different than…
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Where to Go for Financial Education

When it’s time to take charge of your personal finances, one of the most important things to do is to educate yourself. This is actually something you can do fairly easily these days, both at home and with the help of educational institutions…
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How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?

Deciding to propose is a huge step -- and so is buying an engagement ring! No one needs a ring to propose. But if that is part of your plan, you need to consider the practical aspects of your decision.Yes, that means understanding the…
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Our 8 Favorite Personal Finance Blogs for Millennials

 At XY Planning Network, we love any resource that helps Gen Y and Gen X do more with their money. We believe in the power of financial education, and love when financially savvy individuals use their knowledge to help others.That's…
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How to Reduce Stress About Money

Money is often a taboo topic in many households, but the inability to talk about personal finance that seems inconsequential in childhood can lead to a lot of stress in adulthood. Not talking about money leaves you unaware of how to take…
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How to Earn More Money on the Side

Side hustles are extremely common these days among people looking to earn more money. You can increase your income on the side of their regular job or meet a financial goal.If you’re ready to start earning more this year, here are…