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10 Ways Millennials Are Able to Save Money

As a ‘millennial,’ I constantly find myself on the receiving end of financial advice that’s either way over my head (tax-loss harvesting?) or seemingly impossible (how

Five Strategies for Handling Slow Progress Toward Your Goals

When you start paying attention to your finances, the progress can feel amazing. Over the first few years of our financial turnaround, we saw our

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Here’s What Living on Half Your Income Really Looks Like

If you ask anyone who plans to retire early what their secret is, they’ll all say the same thing — it’s a high savings rate.


The Tortoise in Your Portfolio

“Rule No. 1 is never lose money. Rule No. 2 is never forget Rule No. 1.” — Warren Buffett Buffett’s quote seems to state the

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How My Cheese Addiction Taught Me to Automate My Savings

I wouldn’t consider myself an overly indulgent person. I generally eat two well­-balanced meals a day. I don’t drink very often and I walk a

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Six Bills You Can Negotiate Down to Save Money

If you have a love-hate relationship with your monthly bills, you’re not alone. While most of us enjoy a modern lifestyle and all the perks that


Personal Finance 101: What Is a Money Market Account?

Perhaps you’ve run across the term “money market account” at your bank. Sounds kind of imposing, but in reality, a money market account, or MMA,


Personal Finance 101: What Is a Certificate of Deposit?

If you’re looking for a place to stash your money for a longer period of time than a regular checking or savings account, you may

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Ceiling Fan Hacks to Save Energy (and Money)

Summer’s just about here, and you’ve probably had to kick on the air conditioning a few times already. For some people, that’s the beginning of

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Five Things I Was Willing to Give Up to Save Money

Several years ago, my husband and I realized that we weren’t realizing our financial potential. We weren’t hugely in debt or spending frivolously… but we were

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12 Items That Pay for Themselves Tenfold or More

When you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle and save money, it can seem counterintuitive to buy anything new. Yet, that’s exactly what many money-conscious


How to Save Money: 100 Great Tips to Get You Started

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. Sometimes


40 Ways to Save Money on Monthly Expenses

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out ways to spend less money — and one of the best ways to accomplish

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How to Create a Bare-Bones Budget

Whether you’re struggling to get your debt under control or simply want to build up an emergency fund or a down payment as quickly as possible, a bare-bones

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13 Ways to Save Money and Protect the Planet at the Same Time

With Earth Day 2015 almost upon us, it’s a good time to think about how our actions impact the planet and, more importantly, what we

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How to Live on Last Month’s Income

For a long while, I’ve been an advocate of You Need a Budget, which is a software package and philosophy that I use for budgeting.

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Five Ways to Write Off Your Next Vacation

Planning a vacation and dreading all the costs? While there are many ways to spend less on vacation, there’s another route to try if you want to travel

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Roth IRA vs 401k? You May Not Have to Choose

One of the most common retirement questions I get asked is: Roth IRA or 401(k)? Although both are good options worth considering, the answer isn’t

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