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Planning and Budgeting

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Building a bridesmaid budget
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Don't Blow Your Budget as a Bridesmaid

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Tips to save on wedding expenses

Bridesmaid on a budget? Do your bank account a favor by following these quick savings tips. Watch Now

Before you start job hunting, research your earning potential
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Infographic: What's Your Job Market Worth?

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Before you take the next step in your career, determine how much you should really be earning. Read More

Your savings strategy should include a rainy day fund
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Don't Get Caught Without a Rainy Day Fund

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Protect against unexpected events

This Financial 15 video outlines how a rainy day fund can protect against loss of a job, an unexpected health issue or a home repair Watch Now

Relocating? Conduct a cost of living comparison first
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Moving? How to Calculate Cost of Living

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Moving to a new city may mean paying a higher price for everything from rent to milk. Check out this 15-second video to see what common expenses you can use to estimate a new city’s cost of living. Watch Now

Living on a budget is easier when you keep discretionary spending in check
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Infographic: Are You a Victim of Lifestyle Creep?

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Does it feel like even when more money is coming in, a big chunk of it is going out? Upping your spending along with your salary is tempting, but keeping lifestyle creep in check is the key to staying on track with your savings goals. Learn what you can do. Read More

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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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

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

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

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

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If you’re considering relocating to a new city or state for work, don’t forget to add up the hidden costs of childcare when you leave family and friends behind. Daycare, or even days missed from work to take care of sick kids, can sometimes outweigh a bump in salary and benefits. Click here to learn more.