You Can Afford It… but Should You?

Posted by Jill on August 12, 2015

Recently I gave you a set of criteria to use when wondering if you can afford something. Whether that “something” is a pair of shoes or the trip of a lifetime, I listed a number of questions you can ask yourself to objectively decide if your budget/savings can withstand the expenditure. Even if you can […]

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Can You Afford It?

Posted by Jill on August 10, 2015

Whether or not you’re a fan of Suze Orman or other financial experts, you’ve probably heard of her popular TV segment, “Can I Afford It?” On each episode of her show, callers ask permission to purchase items/experiences ranging from concert tickets to vacations to cars to second homes. Suze asks them a variety of questions […]

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How to Calculate Annual Income

Posted by Don on July 21, 2015

Getting paid is great. Checking your bank account and seeing a higher balance after your pay has been deposited is an awesome feeling and for some people, even a relief. Trying to figure out your annual income, especially when trying to set up a budget, can be tricky if you are paid bi-weekly. How do […]

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How to Manage Money in Your Marriage

Posted by Madison on June 4, 2015

Some friends of ours were newlyweds six years ago and trying to figure out how they would manage their money together. These tips on how to manage money in your marriage became one of our most popular articles! It’s time to revisit the money management styles for couples and tips for success. Finances are a […]

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How to Make a Wedding Budget and Stick to It

Posted by Kristen on May 13, 2015

Your wedding day can be the best day of your life filled with memories shared with your friends, family, and most importantly, your new spouse. But the expenses for the day can quickly add up, and if you don’t stick to your budget, you can end up over your head in costs. Follow these simple […]

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8 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Posted by Kristen on February 2, 2015

When I graduated, I was thrilled to be done with college, start working, and move on. Then, a few months down the road, I got my first student loan bill. And suddenly all of the loans I took out over the past several years for tuition and living expenses were very real. Taking out too […]

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How to Have a Life While Living On a Tight Budget

Posted by Don on January 5, 2015

Living life while on a budget can be tough. When I bought my first house a few years ago, money was tight. In fact, I bought more of a house than I could afford and I had to literally watch every penny I made. Going through this experience was tough, but it forced me to […]

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Consider These Hidden Costs Before You Cut Your Cable

Posted by Kristen on November 19, 2014

Cable is one of those bills that is completely optional, yet many people have it. If you’ve been diligently trying to cut your household costs, get out of debt, or save more money every month, you’ve probably thought about canceling cable. A market research group, The NDP Group, estimates that the average family will be […]

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What Should Your Financial Pie Chart Look Like?

Posted by Jill on October 1, 2014

I’m a numbers girl. Always have been, and always will be. I see things in numbers and fractions and percentages. Budgeting and tracking my spending comes easy for me because of that. But if you’re a visual person, you might find it a little harder to stay aware of your financial situation. So today, I […]

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4 Purchases That Cost You More Than You Think

Posted by Kristen on August 11, 2014

How do you determine you are going to make a purchase? Do you simply look at the price? Maybe you compare the price to other stores or patiently wait until an item goes on sale. No matter what great of a deal you find or what kind of bargain you are getting, there is one […]

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