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5 Essential Financial Lessons to Teach Your Kids

If you’re a parent, you have the power to shape your children’s financial futures. From a very young age, kids see how you conduct your financial life, and will follow your lead as they start to earn, save and spend money. Be sure you are modeling the types of behaviors that will lead to your children being responsible with money. Here are five...


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Our 5 Favorite Quotes About Saving Money

For as long as money has existed, people have had thoughts and opinions about it. And while not everyone will agree about the best ways to earn, save and spend money, many wise people have weighed in with their thoughts on money over the years. Here are several quotes about money that resonate with us — whether they were spoken recently or hundre...


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The Lost Art of Making Do

These days, anything we need (or think we need), is only a few taps of an app away. It’s certainly convenient, but that convenience comes with a price in the form of overspending and impulse buying. It might be hard to remember, but in the days before online shopping and instant everything, we took more time pondering our purchases and often disc...


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Are You Up for a Savings Challenge?

How are you doing on that goal of spending less and saving more? It’s tricky, right? Goals are great, but without a plan to reach them, they can get lost in the daily shuffle. A savings challenge is a fun way to jumpstart working toward your goal while achieving tangible results. Here are several ideas for savings challenges. Give one of them a t...


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Cash in on Kids’ Stuff

If you have kids, you're either about to start or have already been back-to-school shopping for this school year. That means your home is filled with an influx of new clothes, shoes, sporting equipment and more. If your kids' rooms are overflowing and your storage closets are bursting at the seams, it's the perfect time to sort through things and g...


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Quit These Bad Habits to Save Money

There are hundreds of things we do every day without really thinking about them. These unconscious habits create routine and add rhythm to our daily lives. Unfortunately, some of them might be costing us a lot of money, too. If you're just squeaking by between paychecks or stuck with a stagnant savings balance, take a look at your daily habits to s...