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Best Savings Apps of 2016

Creating a budget is the first step in understanding how careful saving and planning can improve your personal financial situation. But identifying and sticking to a budget that fits your lifestyle can seem daunting, timely, and difficult. 688 more words

Savings Tips

Best Savings Apps of 2016

Creating a budget is the first step in understanding how careful saving and planning can improve your personal financial situation. But identifying and sticking to a budget that fits your lifestyle can seem daunting, timely, and difficult. 688 more words

Savings Tips

November Budget Update & Important Lesson

When I assessed my October budget at the beginning of last month, it was quite a disappointment. Both unexpected expenses as well as anticipated but non-recurring spending sent my household off track. 284 more words

Money And Personal Finance

Ditching Paper Towels for Good

A few months ago, I was shopping at Costco for our large monthly grocery haul. Paper towels were on the list, and as I stared at the mega box our family would blow through, I thought, “Do I… 720 more words

Family Finances

Lessons From Black Friday

Black Friday is now behind us. Love it or hate it, it’s a huge part of American culture. But one thing is certain, we can all learn a lot from the bargain hunting mentality that surrounds the day.  638 more words

Need To Know

Creating A Meaningful Christmas on a Budget

Growing up, my most vivid memories involve the magic of Christmas. Visiting Santa, shopping and wrapping gifts, performing in the Christmas pageant, enjoying a special family dinner, and eagerly waking up on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought. 578 more words

Family Finances

5 Life Events That Benefit From Financial Planning

Kathy Diedrick, First Vice President—Retail 

As you write your life story, there are likely to be chapters that completely change the direction of your narrative. Coincidently, these plot twists often come with financial implications. 568 more words