6 Financial Habits to Set Yourself up for Success

Achieving financial independence doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a journey. By changing some of the everyday decisions you make regarding money, you can create a great financial future. 

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Budgeting for Large Expenses: A Step-by-Step Guide

No matter how detailed your monthly budget is, life will occasionally throw a large and possibly unexpected expense your way. This can make it impossible to keep spending completely consistent from one month to the next—and if you’re living paycheck to paycheck or trying to keep spending to a minimum, these irregular costs can throw your planning out of whack.

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5 Things Financially Successful People Do Differently

Smart money management isn’t a skill you’re born with. It’s something you develop over time, through a combination of financial education and habit development to reinforce the behaviors that enable financial success.

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6 Money Tips for High School Students to Know Before Starting College

Well before you earn a paycheck from your first full-time job, you can start building the skills you need to become a smart money manager. 

Even if you don’t have much money in your pocket today, it is important to have some financial know-how as you start living more independently.

The college experience will likely help you learn how to live within your means, but a little financial wisdom can make that transition much easier. Here are six money tips to consider as you look ahead to college.

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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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