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Planning Your Spending


  • 4 Steps to Better Budgeting

    “Where did all my money go?” If you find yourself asking that question at the end of every month or in the days before your next paycheck, it’s time to get your budget in shape. 

  • Don’t Make These Five Online Shopping Mistakes

    Online shopping can be a great convenience, but there are steps you should take to ensure a safe and satisfying experience. Here are five mistakes to avoid.

  • Don’t Waste that Windfall!

    Many people daydream about what they would do if they received a big inheritance or won the lottery. But did you know that about 70% of those who receive a financial windfall won’t have any of that money for more than a few years? A windfall is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you’ll want to make the right decisions about what to do with it. Here are a few key do’s and don’ts.  

  • How to Stick to Your Budget: Track Your Spending

    How much do you spend in an average week? An average month? If you have no idea, it’s hard to know whether you’re spending more than you earn, or if “minor” costs, like that daily coffee, are adding up to a lot more than you think. 

  • Rent vs. Buy: Evaluating the Pros and Cons