Woman using personal finance apps

In today’s tech-savvy environment, it doesn’t take much effort to find that there is an app for everything. Whether you want to edit a photo to post on Instagram, read a book from your phone, or track your food intake and workouts, there are so many tasks you can accomplish with just a few taps…

African American man indulging in retail therapy

A wise blogger at Forbes recently said, “The road to bankruptcy is paved with good deals.” Think about it. Each of us has a favorite store, accessories, tech goods, or some other non-essential item that is either just a little too pricey or is simply out of our budget…that is, until a sale hits —…

man and woman budgeting using the 50/20/30 rule

One of the first steps to financial success is writing and sticking to a budget. Setting up a budget provides visibility and control over personal finances, allowing individuals to track how much they are spending and where and helping them avoid frivolous spending by staying within set limits. However, traditional budgets are not for everyone…

Medical students, residents, physicians, and anyone looking to save money as they move up or along their prospective career ladder — it is time to heed these four words of advice: “Live like a resident.” If you are familiar with The White Coat Investor, you’ve probably heard this sound advice repeatedly, but what does it…

millennials learning about 5 financial mistakes to avoid in their 20s

For many people in their twenties, learning experiences and financial decisions are plentiful. The transition from college to the professional world takes place during this time, and graduates learn how to support themselves without the help of their parents. It is an exciting time for 20-somethings to be financially independent, but it can also be…

One of the most challenging things about setting financial goals is managing two short-term goals at once. What should you do if one of your goals is to pay down debt as quickly as possible, but you want to build an emergency fund or save for a down payment on a home as well? If…

Taking time off from work to unwind is important. Around three-quarters of workers report being stressed at work, yet nearly 40 percent of Americans do not plan to use all of their allotted paid vacation time this year. Studies have shown that taking vacation time is good for your body — it can help reduce…

The tax season is soon approaching, and if tax refund figures are similar to 2016, over 100 million U.S. residents could see a tax refund! In fact, according the IRS’s figures compiled after the late filing deadline in October 2016, the average total refund was $2,777 — a 1.8% increase from 2015. We have our…

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year — for everything except your wallet. With the average American spending $752 on holiday gifts and existing utility bills increasing as temperatures start to drop, the winter months can challenge even the most budget-conscious individuals. Luckily, there are several things you can do to…

A monthly budget is not always one-size-fits-all. You may find a budget that works perfectly for a little while, but your financial situation is not likely to stay the same for long periods of time. Sometimes big life changes come along, both planned and unplanned, that require a budget adjustment. Whether you are preparing for…

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