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How to Save When You're Broke - May. 01, 2022

How to Save When You're BrokeIf you think saving money is a waste of time, think again. It all comes down to having the right mindset and strategy – even if you don’t have a penny to spare. Here are some ground rules that have proven effective for many. All you have to do is be willing to dive in, […] read more

The 50/30/20 Budgeting Rule Explained - Apr. 01, 2022

The 50/30/20 Budgeting Rule ExplainedYou may or may not have heard of the 50/30/20 budgeting rule, but it’s a good one – one that will help make organizing your finances a lot simpler. The basic idea is to divide up your after-tax income and allocate it to spend this way: 50 percent on your needs, 30 percent on wants […] read more

How to Manage Your Aging Parents' Finances - Mar. 01, 2022

How to Manage Your Aging Parents' FinancesTaking over your aging parents’ finances is not easy. But it’s something that can be handled in an organized, compassionate way. Here’s a roadmap that shows how to embrace it and do the right things for everyone involved. Start the conversation early. Right now, your parents might not need any help. They might be handling […] read more

8 Ways to Negotiate Medical Bills - Feb. 01, 2022

8 Ways to Negotiate Medical BillsAccording to statistics from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), employer-budgeted healthcare costs increased to an average of $12,792 per employee in 2021. Employees can help keep employer healthcare costs – and their premiums – down by planning ahead and negotiating fees for service. Call Before Your Treatment When you’re busy, sending an email […] read more

How to Get Your 2022 Finances in Order - Jan. 01, 2022

How to Get Your 2022 Finances in OrderBelieve it or not, the New Year is here. If you’re trying to wrap your head around everything that’s ahead, one of the best things you can do is prepare yourself financially. Here are a few tasks you can get started on right away. Look Back at 2021 Depending on how in-depth you want to […] read more

5 Affordable Ways to Share the Holiday Spirit - Dec. 01, 2021

5 Affordable Ways to Share the Holiday SpiritThe holidays are a season of giving. While much of this involves financial expenditures, you can also give in ways that are more affordable and may hold more meaning. Here are some suggestions about how you can engage in acts of generosity and return to what the season is all about. Cook Food Nothing nourishes […] read more

10 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt Faster - Nov. 01, 2021

10 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt FasterIf the thought of paying off your student loan causes a bit of anxiety, worry no more. Here are some ways to pay it off faster. Check them out. Sign Up for Auto-Pay This might seem like the most obvious thing to do, and yet, some alums don’t take full advantage of it. The psychology […] read more

7 Ways to Save for a Home Down Payment - Oct. 01, 2021

7 Ways to Save for a Home Down PaymentSo you want to save for a down payment for your dream house, but you aren’t sure how to get there. It might even feel overwhelming. But take heart, here are some tried and true methods that you can start today that will help you save sooner than you think. Save a Fixed Amount Monthly […] read more

5 Tips for Job Seekers Over 50 - Aug. 01, 2021

5 Tips for Job Seekers Over 50You’ve got loads of experience in your field. You know things that only time can teach you. However, all of your experience and knowledge can sometimes work against you. And even though age discrimination is illegal, it doesn’t mean it isn’t prevalent. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can reshape how you present […] read more

5 Tips for Going Back to the Office - Jul. 01, 2021

5 Tips for Going Back to the OfficeSlowly, our world is changing. A percentage of the population has been vaccinated and many employees are headed back to the office. However, this may cause a bit of anxiety – and understandably so. Here are few ways to help take the edge off of returning to the workplace. Wake up Earlier For some of […] read more