Building Wealth: Why You Should Adopt a "Pay Yourself First" Budgeting Method

If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, building wealth or simply setting aside money for the future can feel daunting. Even the idea of creating a budget might make you feel like you are having to sacrifice too much in the short term in order to hopefully reap the benefits down the road.

But in reality, budgeting is all about creating more opportunity for yourself, not less; more money in the bank equals more financial freedom. By using your budget to “pay yourself first,” you can start building real wealth through saving and investing.

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Millennial Money: Should You Have a Side Hustle?

Do you work full-time, but you’re thinking of starting up a side hustle? You’re not alone. Research shows that 64 percent of millennials currently work a side hustle or have done so in the past. And millennials out-earn other age brackets when working their side hustle, pulling in nearly $11,000 per year.

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5 Strategies for Paying off Credit Card Debt Faster

Not all debt is created equal. When it comes to debt that can put you in a financial hole and make it tough to climb out, credit card debt is near the top of the list.

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Saving Money While You Sleep: The Benefits of Automating Your Savings Plan

Most adults understand the benefits of saving money over time. Whether you’re faced with unexpected bills or looking ahead to big purchases such as a house or a car, the ability to save affects your ability to reach almost any of your financial goals.

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6 Tips for Reducing Financial Stress and Improving Your Finances

A recent survey shows that 72 percent of Americans suffer from money-related stress, making it one of the most common worries consumers face in their daily lives.

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[Infographic] 4 Tips for Building an Emergency Fund

Do you really need an emergency fund? Our answer is yes! Your “rainy day fund” is your best friend when life throws a wrench in your plans (and your budget).

Whether you’re in the beginning stages of building up your emergency fund or you’re well on your way, check out the infographic below for four practical tips to help you reach your savings goal.  

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Resources and Tips for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

The economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses of all shapes and sizes. While individuals and families worry about losing their income as a result of this crisis, business owners are desperate to find ways to stay afloat and survive this financial fallout—especially those who have been forced to close their businesses or alter their operations to support public health initiatives.

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What Should I Do with My Stimulus Check?

With the recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, individuals and families across the United States are in line to receive one-time stimulus checks to help them deal with the financial implications of the economic impact brought about by this pandemic.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Busy When Schools Are Closed

When schools are unexpectedly closed, parents take on the new responsibility of managing their kids during the school day, which includes keeping them entertained and making sure they continue to receive an education even when they don’t have access to a classroom.

For families taking on these new roles and responsibilities, the transition to homeschooling can be overwhelming—especially when you don’t have a plan for how to manage daily life. To help our customers overcome these challenges, we’ve put together some basic tips to help you organize your home life, keep kids entertained, and provide them with a quality education even when daily life has been turned upside down.

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5 Tips for New Grads to Pay Student Loans Quicker

For many recent college graduates, student loan debt can provide a rude awakening when you enter the working world: You’re able to seek out a full-time job and the extra income that comes with employment, but you also have to start paying back loans you took out to fund your college education.

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