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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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 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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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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The Difference Between Investing and Saving

At first glance, saving and investing can look like the same thing. In both cases, you’re pulling money from your checking account and putting it into a fund where you’ll (hopefully) let it sit for a long, long time.

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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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