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Do You Want to Be Richer Next Year?

how to become richer next year

First, decide how much richer you want to be.  $1000, $1200, $4800, $5000, $7500 – you get the idea. How many times will you be paid between now and a year from now? Divide your goal amount by the number of

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Financial Wellness, Savings

How to pay for unexpected expenses when you’re broke

If only we could predict the future and know when an expense is going to pop up. Since that’s not possible, here’s a flashback Friday post on how to afford an emergency expense when you’re broke. How many times has

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6 budget-friendly hobbies

Whether you’re trying to save more money for emergencies or retirement or pay off debt, the first expenses that tend to be cut are the fun things. You might cut back on going out with friends, travel, or dining out.

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Posted in Being Frugal, Hobbies

10 Signs You May Be An Underearner

It’s not January, but we’re flashing back this Friday to Shannon’s post from a few years back about under-earning. If some or all of the characteristics below apply to you, you may be an underearner.  We survived 2012 and the

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Why does financial health matter to me?

Let’s get this out of the way up front: my finances aren’t perfect. I had minimal student loans after undergrad. I started at a community college and then transferred to Hamline University, where I graduated. But years down the road

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Posted in Financial Wellness
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