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  • Photo of How to Control Car Expenses with a Sinking Fund

    How to Control Car Expenses with a Sinking Fund

    Owning a car is a lot like owning a house. It’s incredibly exciting when you sign on the dotted line and have a brand-new vehicle to drive every day. But hidden expenses abound with even the newest and best-made cars. And when you have an unexpected expense, you likely may not have an emergency fund large enough to cover the…

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    The Role of Communication in Improving Your Family Finances

    Money is as essential to modern living as shelter or most other necessities. Family, of course, is what many of us live for. When these two vital parts of our lives come together, they help to improve family finances and relationships. Why is this, though? 22% of failed marriages in the US are as a result of financial disagreements. This…

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    How to Find Cheap Wi-Fi Plans

    Thanks to the rapid spread of digitalization, people can easily shop for competitive and cheap Wi-Fi plans. Moreover, cable companies aren’t the only ones who offer these services. Phone providers, amongst others, allow you to lower your average internet bill and pick between different cheap internet deals. However, cable corporations still have a strong monopoly, even though it is diminishing.…

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    Renting an Apartment: How to Plan Your Budget

    Even though you may have created a budget for your new apartment, it can be difficult to actually stick to it. One of the best ways to stay within your budget when renting an apartment is to do all of the budgeting before you sign those papers that puts the apartment in your name. Below are some of the best…

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    How to Budget for Your Child's Summer Camp

    Summer camp could be one of the most exciting parts of the year for your child. They get to spend an entire day running around in the sun, swimming in a pool, playing sports, and interacting with other children. Unfortunately, summer camp can be costly and will need a bit of budget planning beforehand. We’ll touch upon several ways how…

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    Top 10 Money Management Apps You Can Download Right Now

    When you’re busy working a nine to five and taking care of your children, you might not find the time to take care of your finances. According to CNBC, the average American is now in a personal debt of about $38,000. According to Business Insider, the average American has a credit card debt of about $5,700. If you realize you…

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  • Photo of How to Cope with Higher Gas Station Prices

    How to Cope with Higher Gas Station Prices

    Just as with any other product, the gas station prices that consumers pay to fill their cars depends on the cost of producing the fuel. More specifically, when petroleum, the original product that gas is derived from, becomes more expensive, so does the cost of transportation. In those situations, consumers may struggle to find cheap gas nearby them. Since early…

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    How to Budget for Your First New Car

    Shopping for cars is exciting. It’s the doorway to an entirely new world of freedom. You don’t have to rely on anyone for transportation, and you can take that spontaneous cross-country road trip you’ve always wanted to take. In the process of looking at those sparkly and shiny new vehicles, you might have forgotten that you need a specific budget…

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    Budgeting for your Big Vacation: The Forgotten Few

    You’ve saved up your money, and you just clicked the “Book It” button for your trip. You may have put in the big bucks, but the budgeting isn’t over. It’s now time to concern yourself with budgeting for expenses on the vacation. Here’s the categories you’ll want to put money away for in the months leading up to the big…

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  • Photo of How to Catch Up When You're Falling Behind on Your Bills

    How to Catch Up When You're Falling Behind on Your Bills

    We’ve all been there – too many bills to pay and not enough time. It feels as sudden as running into a brick wall. Unfortunately, the longer you take to pay back your bills, the more that will accumulate – and the deeper of a debt hole you’ll fall into. With careful planning, you can quickly catch up on all…

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