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    The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Train Your Brain to Be Happier About Saving

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    6 Take-Charge Hacks to Help Beat Financial Procrastination

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7 Toxic Money Thoughts to Banish Today

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Highlight seven toxic money thoughts you should replace today. Read More

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7 of the Most Common Money Dilemmas Couples Face

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We compiled some of the thorniest financial questions couples often encounter. Read More

Try these saving strategies to reach your goals.
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Save Big: 3 Simple Strategies that Work

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Saving for a big purchase? These three tips can help you get there faster. Read More

7 Money Saving Tips
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Infographic: How to Save Money - 7 Money Saving Tips

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If you’re not sure where your money is going, it’s time to get a handle on your saving plans. Setting financial goals can pay off later in life. Read More

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The Sacrifices Couples Make in the Name of Homeownership

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After months of wedding-planning stress, a relaxing honeymoon can be just what the doctor ordered for weary newlyweds. Yet 60% couples would give it all up if it meant they could afford a house down payment. Read More

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How to Set up a Retirement Account

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So you’ve signed up for your company’s 401(k) plan or opened an IRA for your retirement savings. Congrats! That’s a great first step. But if you haven’t made your investment choices yet, you may still be behind the curve. Read More

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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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9 Money Habits That Can Help You Build Wealth

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While a six-figure inheritance or high-paying job can land you in the top 1% of earners, it’s the little things—your money habits—that often make the difference between a life of prosperity and one of constant financial stress. Read More

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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

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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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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

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9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About... Financial Aid for College

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Since we’re big proponents of proper financial planning, we consulted pros in the field of financial aid to find out some of the misconceptions, myths and mistakes that students and parents can make when trying to pay for college. 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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How We Learned to Budget With an Irregular Income

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The trouble with planning ahead. Read More

Managing your money can be easy when you create a plan that puts you in control
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Infographic: Improve Your Spending Habits and Reach Your Savings Goals

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See how your spending and savings habits stack up next to other millennials

Learn about how millennials are spending their money, and how to improve your own spending habits. 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

Saving money is easier when you have a goal in mind
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My First Money Lesson: Saving for Goals

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When you know what you're saving for, it's easier to stay motivated

Stay motivated to save by picking goals your money will go toward. Watch Now

How to find a fee-free ATM or get cash back
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Rage Against the Machine: 4 Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

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Plan ahead to stay fee-free

Get four tips in 15 seconds on how to never pay an ATM fee again. Watch Now

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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

6 Times We Blow More Money Than We Mean to
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6 Times We Blow More Money Than We Mean to (and Ingenious Ways to Stop)

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Tempting situations, whether a friend brandishing a weekend getaway or a store window showcasing the tablet of your dreams, don’t have to be a bad thing for your money. Read More

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Will That Purchase Really Make You Happier? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

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If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why. Read More

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The Jackpot Problem: A Wise Guide to Windfalls

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It’s perfectly O.K. to be nervous or maybe even scared that you’ll do exactly the wrong thing with your big bonus, inheritance or tax refund. But take a deep breath. It’s actually not that complicated. Read More

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How Much Home Improvement Should You Do?

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When considering renovations, which should you tackle first, and how do you know if you have enough money in the coffers to tackle it? Read More

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What Matters to You?

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Budget for the life you want to live

Having a budget helps you save for what matters most. Watch Now

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Bucket Your Bucks: A New Way to Save

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Watch how easy meeting your savings goals can be. Watch Now

Set Up Your Bucket Accounts
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Set Up Your 'Bucket' Accounts in 3 Steps

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How to make a plan for meaningful spending

Three steps to prioritize your money and make it work for you. Read More

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