Budgeting & Spending - 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending en-US Week 4 Challenge: Create Your #360lifegoals Game Plan https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-4-Challenge-Create-Your-360lifegoals-Game-Plan https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-4-Challenge-Create-Your-360lifegoals-Game-Plan You've set your goals, tracked your saving and spending, and reviewed your budget. Now, it's time to make your #360lifegoals game plan! 

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:08:53 EDT
Week 3 Challenge: Review Your Budget https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-3-Challenge-Review-Your-Budget https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-3-Challenge-Review-Your-Budget Tracking your spending and saving gave you a better understanding of where your money is currently going. Now it’s time to plan out where it should be going.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:55:00 EDT
Week 2 Challenge: Track Your Spending and Saving https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-2-Challenge-Track-Your-Spending-and-Saving https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-2-Challenge-Track-Your-Spending-and-Saving Now that you identified your #360lifegoals, the next step toward achieving them is to track your spending and saving. 

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:06:55 EDT
Week 1 Challenge: Set Your #360lifegoals https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-1-Challenge-Set-Your-360lifegoals https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Get-Your-360LifeGoals-On/Week-1-Challenge-Set-Your-360lifegoals Everyone posts about their #lifegoals on social media, but what does it take to achieve them? That’s where planning comes in. We’re going to call them #360lifegoals from here on out—because finances are important from whatever angle you look.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:13:48 EDT
Managing Summer Vacation Expenses https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Managing-Summer-Vacation-Expenses https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Managing-Summer-Vacation-Expenses Summer is supposed to be the time of sunny days and warm nights. Instead, most American adults equate summer with financial anxiety, according to a new telephone survey conducted for the AICPA by Harris Poll. The costs of summer are stressful for everyone. The following tips that you can use right away to get started saving for and reducing summer vacation expenses.

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Thu, 01 May 2014 11:04:06 EDT
Test Your Knowledge of Financial Basics https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/Test-Your-Knowledge-of-Financial-Basics https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/Test-Your-Knowledge-of-Financial-Basics Read More »

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:41:49 EDT
What Baseball Can Teach You about Financial Planning https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/What-Baseball-Can-Teach-You-about-Financial-Planning https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/What-Baseball-Can-Teach-You-about-Financial-Planning Spring training is a tradition that baseball teams and baseball fans look forward to every year. No matter how they did last year, teams in spring training are full of hope that a new season will bring a fresh start. As this year's baseball season gets under way, here are a few lessons from America's pastime that might help you reevaluate your finances.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:29:10 EDT
The Frugal Habits of Millionaires https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/The-Frugal-Habits-of-Millionaires https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/The-Frugal-Habits-of-Millionaires We've all heard the saying "It takes money to make money." So how can you find extra dollars to save and invest? If you're looking to improve your financial position, consider putting some of these habits into practice.

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:35:06 EST
Think Outside the Shoe Box When Organizing Financial Records https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/Think-Outside-the-Shoe-Box-When-Organizing-Financial-Records https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Budgeting-Saving/Think-Outside-the-Shoe-Box-When-Organizing-Financial-Records If you've ever had trouble finding an important financial document, you know why it's necessary to keep your financial records organized. Less clutter means less stress, and though you'll need to commit a bit of time up front to organize your files, you can save time and money over the long term when you can find what you need when you need it.

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:38:20 EST
Don’t Make These Five Online Shopping Mistakes https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Don-t-Make-These-Five-Online-Shopping-Mistakes https://www.360financialliteracy.org/index.php/Topics/Budgeting-Spending/Holidays/Don-t-Make-These-Five-Online-Shopping-Mistakes Online spending in the United States is expected to hit $370 billion in 2017, up from $262 billion in 2013, according to Forrester Research. Consumers were most likely to shop for books, stationery or office supplies, followed by apparel and consumer electronics, based on an NPD Group study. 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.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:55:35 EST