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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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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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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How to Encourage Your Kids to Budget Their Money

Smart personal finance habits are great skills to give your kids. As a parent, you can help teach the basics of money management to your children in your everyday life.

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Reach Your Financial Goals

It may be hard to get rid of financial stress entirely, but there are many ways you can reduce that stress and take steps toward reaching your financial goals. Here are five tips to alleviate common sources of financial stress, paving the way for a happier, worry-free future.

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6 Financial Tips for a Sweet Valentine’s Day

Even if you’re fully committed to your monthly budget, it’s easy for holidays and special occasions like Valentine’s Day to push you over your typical spending limits. 

Instead of feeling like you need to spend big on the special people in your life, it’s worth remembering that the sentiment matters more than the price tag. In fact, certain meaningful gifts and gestures can help you save money while demonstrating your love and appreciation for the people in your life.

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