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Make Saving Fun with These 4 Ideas

Saving is fun. Oh, wait -- for most people, it's not. At all. It's a chore and something that we struggle to do. And that's the problem with building a savings habit. If something isn’t alluring, we generally don't give it much…
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Financial Freedom Versus Retirement: What's the Difference?

Many of us want to achieve the American dream: a nice house, kids, and a luxurious retirement filled with golf and fancy cocktails. We’re encouraged to save to a small portion of our income our entire working careers to create that retirement…
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Why You Should Negotiate for a Raise

If I told you there was an easy way to earn $500,000 for about 10 minutes of work, would you take it? Sounds like a scam, right? Almost 20 percent of workers don’t negotiate for a raise. Some studies say those people leave almost half…
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How to Overcome Financial Insecurity

How confident are you about your financial situation? According to this infographic from Masters in Accounting, only 50% of Americans feel financially secure. 57% aren’t ready for a financial emergency, 71% are worried about paying…
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How Much Should You Put in an Emergency Fund?

Job loss, medical emergency, transmission failure… you know what they say: when it rains, it pours. What they don’t usually say is when financial disasters strike, where you can get the money to cover these issues. Ideally, you can…
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How to Pick a Hobby that Won’t Break the Bank

Editor's note: Please welcome guest contributor Anum Yoon. Anum is a personal finance blogger who's sharing her tips on how you can pick a hobby that won't break the bank this season. These days, it seems as though anything worth doing…
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How to Achieve Financial Empowerment

Have you heard of The Road to Financial Wellness? It's a 30-day, 30-location campaign to raise awareness for financial empowerment. The goal of the team putting this on, a financial brand called Phroogal, is to help people learn about…
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4 Ways to Travel for Less

Already planning your summer vacation for this year? If you’ve got a big travel bug but not a big travel budget, don’t get discouraged. There are many ways you can say money on travel and still enjoy your trip. Whether you’re on…
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The Net Worth of Gen X and Gen Y: Where Do You Stand?

Do you know what your net worth is? It's not too hard to calculate, and it's a good number to know as you work toward your financial goals. Your net worth is your assets minus your liabilities -- or, as Investopedia puts it, "it’s the…
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7 Savings Challenges to Help You Better Your Finances

Want to kick your savings into gear for the new year? There's no better time than now to try a savings challenge. Use your motivation to save as fuel and commit to taking back control of your finances with these 7 savings challenges: The…