Budgeting

  • Photo of How the China Deal Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars

    How the China Deal Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars

    American households saw their living expenses go up over the last two years. The ongoing US-China trade war is one of the main reasons. However, earlier this month, the two countries reached a partial agreement. The Trump Administration agreed to cancel levies on Chinese imports, including laptop computers and smartphone devices. Moreover, American farmers will sell to China soybeans and…

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  • Photo of A Business Loan vs. Grant: Which One?

    A Business Loan vs. Grant: Which One?

    When looking for solutions, every business owner and entrepreneur knows that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Each entity is unique, and their approach depends on their industry, size, business model, location, and structure. However, every company needs capital and funding in order to grow. Some firms are able to qualify for a private or federal small business grant. Others, meanwhile,…

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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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  • Photo of Part Three: Preparing for Inflation-Adjusted Premiums

    Part Three: Preparing for Inflation-Adjusted Premiums

    In January, your tax credits and average health insurance cost, per month, are going to change. Whether it’s a private plan, an employer-sponsored one, or Medicare, all consumers’ income brackets are going to be adjusted for inflation. In short, if your household earnings go up, your premiums might not because of the higher income brackets. Moreover, consumers may even qualify…

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  • Photo of Choosing a Homeowners Insurance that’s Right For You

    Choosing a Homeowners Insurance that’s Right For You

    Homeowners insurance is one of the best ways to protect you and your family in case of any unexpected occurrences – fire, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes to name a few. The price of your home insurance will depend on a few factors such as the age of the house, your state, and the probability of environmental factors occurring. Choosing a…

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  • Photo of How to Budget for Your First New Car

    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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  • Photo of Credit Cards as Your Automatic Budgeting Machine

    Credit Cards as Your Automatic Budgeting Machine

    When used appropriately, credit cards can act as an automatic budgeting machine to save you time and effort.

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  • Photo of Budgeting for your Big Vacation: The Forgotten Few

    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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  • Photo of The Best Online Budgeting Tools for Taxes

    The Best Online Budgeting Tools for Taxes

    In a previous article, we outlined the advantages of using online budgeting tools for your taxes. We also discussed how the IRS customer service team may offer free support and guidance. These different tax-preparation methods can save you plenty of money and time, while enabling you to discover new deductions and credits. Some of the most prominent apps include PocketGuard,…

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