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    6 Take-Charge Hacks to Help Beat Financial Procrastination

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    Don't Blow Your Budget as a Bridesmaid

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    Tips to save on wedding expenses

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Why People Who Embrace Power Make Better Savers

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There are plenty of tips and tricks out there to help you improve your savings habits, from creating a budget to setting up automatic transfers from your checking account after every paycheck. But researchers from the Stanford Graduate School of Business have a new one for you: Embrace the power trip. Read More

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Podcast: Embracing Minimalism: How Cutting Back Can Help You Save

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Living with less may mean getting to keep more money in your bank account. Learn how adopting a minimalist lifestyle can save you time and money so you can focus on the things that matter. Watch Now

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Podcast: Shopping on a Budget

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Expert savings tips for serial shoppers

Gearing up for wedding season? Shopping for the holidays? Listen to these tips from retail blogger Lisa Koivu to save money online and in stores. Watch Now

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Podcast: Budget for What Matters to You

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You work hard for your money and it should be working hard for you. Listen to this podcast for tips on building a budget for the life you want. Watch Now

A few smart financial moves can ease the transition when a household switches to one income
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Making the Switch to a Single Salary

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How to prepare for a smaller income

Learn how the transition to a single salary can go smoothly with the right financial planning. Watch Now

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7 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

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The idea behind an emergency fund is to store at least six months of net income for the sake of “just in case.” Read More

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Getting Married? 3 Ways It Helps You Plan for Your Financial Future

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Planning a wedding can be fun, exciting, romantic … until you have to deal with money issues, that is. Read More

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Survive Wedding Weekends With Your Wallet Intact

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After shelling out cash for plane tickets, hotel rooms, dresses and shoes, who has money left over for a wedding gift? Read More

Saving money on payday is easy with these four steps
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4 Tips for Spending Money on Payday

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Follow these steps to avoid spending all your hard-earned dollars in one day

Payday is exciting, but making your money last means having a plan for how you'll spend and save when your paycheck arrives. Watch Now

Money saving tips you can use to offset overspending
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Weekend Spending Binge? Here's How to Recover

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Watch this 15-second video for three things you can do to get back on track with your budget

Last weekend was fun—and expensive. Check out this quick video for real-world tips you can use to get back on track with your budget after a big weekend out. Watch Now

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The 3-Letter Word that Can Transform Your Finances

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We chatted with a financial expert to help you tackle whichever money issue is currently causing you to make excuses. Read More

5 Strategies That Can Make You Happy About Saving
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5 Strategies That Can Make You Happy About Saving

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The question, of course, is how you can be happy with the journey as well as the destination. The answer? Savoring. Read More

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5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain to Save More for Retirement

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Be honest: How often do you really think about your retirement savings? Or maybe the better question is: How often do you actually do something to grow that nest egg? Read More

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Budgeting 101

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Without a budget, your financial picture is at best muddy. At worst, you might find yourself overspending, racking up credit card debt and feeling confused and anxious about your situation. But a good budget gives you the confidence and a blueprint to live the life you want. Read More

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How to Budget Your Money With the 50/20/30 Rule

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When creating a budget, it may be tempting to throw up your hands, say, “Forget it,” and hope for the best. The 50/20/30 Rule helps change that. Read More

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10 Things You're Embarrassed to Ask About Saving

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When you have so many other competing real-world demands on your money—from student loans to a desperately needed car repair, exactly how you apply the principles of saving gets more complicated. Read More

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10 Things You Can Do in an Hour to Improve Your Finances

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While your finances do include a lot of big, long-term goals like these, your financial situation is also comprised of many smaller goals, decisions, and activities that are much easier to manage. Read More

Smart uses for gift money after college graduation
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Don't Blow Your Graduation Money

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5 ways to turn gifts into a great start

Before you blow graduation gift money on impulse buys, consider how you can use it to prepare for what’s ahead. Read More

Stay financially fit by taking actions today that will help you spend less tomorrow
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Pay Now to Save Later

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3 times when spending small saves big

See how you can avert big expenses later on by putting a few dollars toward smaller issues today. Read More

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7 Ways to Deal With Money Envy

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If we can’t afford to quiet our envy through spending, we have to do it by changing our thoughts. Read More

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6 Money 'Truths' You Might Want to Rethink

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Most of our deep-seated beliefs about money, which we may or may not be aware of, are formed during childhood. Or they’re cultural norms we’ve swallowed whole, without even realizing we have. Read More

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Stressed About Money? 6 Thinking Traps to Avoid

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Whether you’re pulling your hair out because you can’t seem to save enough money for your emergency fund or you’re having a hard time dealing with your significant other’s spending habits, various types of money anxiety can be triggered by what one expert labels as “thinking traps.” Read More

Here's what you should consider before opening a joint account
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Should You Open a Joint Account?

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Smart questions to consider before opening joint financial accounts

Here are five questions to help you and your significant other decide whether opening joint financial accounts is a wise idea. Read More

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How We Learned to Budget With an Irregular Income

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The trouble with planning ahead. Read More

Money management strategies to help you save money and enjoy the occasional splurge
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Infographic: Keep Overspending from Busting Your Budget

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See where millennials overspend—and what they can do to splurge guilt-free

It's tempting to spend money to keep up with your friends and family. But splurging can lead to stress if you don't plan ahead. Check out this infographic for strategies to help you indulge on occasion without the guilt. Read More

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A Better Way to Pay Your Credit Card

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There are several different dates and numbers you should keep in mind when it comes to managing those little pieces of plastic in your wallet. Read More

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So What Really Counts as a Financial Emergency?

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While you know that a killer pair of post-breakup stilettos isn't quite why you’ve been socking away money, it can be tempting to dip into your stash when something comes up that's not in your budget. Read More

Choose a System that Works for You
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Use a Budget to Create Better Money Habits

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Find an approach to budgeting that will help you stay on track Read More

Automating your financial life through online banking makes it easy to stay on track.
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Online Banking Tools Keep Your Budget on Track

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Mobile banking makes it easy to automate payments, check your account balances and stay on top of your budget Read More

Making a plan for your money starts with knowing what matters to you
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How to Make a Budget Work for You

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Follow these simple steps to make a budget and achieve your financial goals Read More

Meet your budget goals by creating a routine for managing your finances
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Getting Financially Fit Starts with a Good Routine

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Here are some habits that will keep your finances on track

Taking a few simple actions each week can help you stay on top of your money without spending a lot of time pouring over your finances. Read More

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5 Steps for Making Cuts to Your Budget

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Spending less can be simple with the right plan

Sometimes, cutting expenses from your budget can seem difficult. But focusing on five specific areas helps you make a plan and stay on track. Read More

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Bucket Your Money for Stress-Free Spending and Saving

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Meet Joe – an ordinary guy, much like the rest of us, who has both short-term and long-term savings goals. Joe wants to get organized, make a plan and stay on track so that he can have money on hand for the things that matter most to him. This video outlines the simple steps Joe can take to set up a realistic spending and savings structure that works best with his lifestyle. Watch Now

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Are You Financially Healthy? The 3 Numbers You Should Know

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Three numbers give an indication of your overall financial health: Your retirement savings, your debt and your emergency fund. Read More

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6 Common Financial Burdens and How to Shed Them

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Tackling six of the most common financial burdens—and how you can work to overcome them. Read More

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