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Important Tips for Living within Your Means

You’ve heard of it, but you’re not sure what it means: “living within your means.” And now, because you want to reach your financial goals (or because you’re forced to), you want to learn how to live within your means. Here’s an easy guide to getting started. To get richer, you’ll either have to make more money or spend...

How to Create an Effective Budget

Do you think budgets are a concept only for penny pinchers? If you have a high salary, you may not see the necessity of tracking every dollar you spend. But creating an effective budget can still be highly beneficial to your wallet—no matter how big or small. Wealthy people are anomalies compared to most of the world. Unlike most of us, they have plenty of...

Manage Your Cash Flow Easier with Bucket Budgeting

Does an unexpected car or home repair blow your monthly budget? Do you feel like you’re never able to save enough for a vacation? Do you worry about if you’re going to have enough for retirement but you don’t even know what you have? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you could benefit from a...

6 Reasons Why You Need a Budget

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Budget Your Money! Financial experts and money advisors have been shouting this mantra from the mountaintops for years. By now, you’re probably sick of hearing the “b” word. Too bad. This is just one of those financial lessons that cannot be preached enough. Especially in the current turbulent economy, budgeting...

How Much in Savings You Need to Live Comfortably

According to the Federal Reserve’s study on economic well-being in U.S. households, published in 2016, Americans are satisfied with how they are doing financially. The number of adults reporting they are “living comfortably” or “doing okay” rose to 69%, up from 65% in 2014 and 62% in 2013. However, surveyors then asked a series of follow-up questions that called into serious...

Tips for Planting Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Do you love daffodils, tulips, crocus, freesia, and other wondrous signs of spring? If so, get ready to do some digging! Fall or autumn is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. With these few tips, you’ll have your bulb planting done in no time, and a wonderful display come spring! Select bulbs that are ideal for your growing zone Bulbs...