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How to Build Your Savings, Part 1: Setting Goals

As a consumer, saving money regularly is essential. The biggest hurdle can be where to start. The first step is choosing your personal savings goals. Ask yourself these three questions: What are you saving for? How much do you need

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Why Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund and How to Get Started

Have you heard that you should have a savings equal to at least three to six months of expenses for emergencies? It’s a great goal to aim for because layoffs, injuries, medical expenses and reduced income (i.e. life) happen. If

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Tips for Breaking the Overdraft Cycle

The overdraft cycle is quite vicious and can be difficult to break. When budgeting monthly household expenses, it can be easy to overspend in various categories. Most commonly, it is easiest to overspend in the food/groceries and entertainment categories. This

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America Saves Week: Saving the Extras

Whether you recently got a raise at your job, a large income tax refund, an inheritance or may just be spending a little too much on non-necessities, it is always wise to try to save your extra cash. If you’re

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America Saves Week 2019: Saving for the Unexpected

Well it’s America Saves week and today’s post is going to talk about one of the most crucial actions to take: saving for the unexpected. What is the unexpected? It might sound simple, but just to clarify, you want to

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