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Stressed About Money? Try These 4 Free and Simple Relaxation Tips

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Stress is a part of life. But stress, specifically financial worries, can result in various illnesses which can be damaging to your health and well-being. While you work to build or repair your finances, practice these 4 tips to help reduce the stress in your life.

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3 Steps to Help You Build an Emergency Savings

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If you struggle to finance your life after your bills have been paid, you’re in good company. Nearly 8 in 10 workers in the U.S say they live paycheck to paycheck. But with a cohesive financial plan and a little extra diligence, you can grow a substantial savings. Here are 3 simple steps to take that will help you to build an Emergency Savings account, for when you need it most.

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5 Ways Going Green Saves You Money

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Recycling and conserving are great ways to not only help keep the earth clean – but also to save money in the process. Continue reading to discover five simple ways you can help the environment and your wallet.

 

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5 Tips to Help You Stop Overspending

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Overspending is a common problem with many Americans. While it might seem difficult to overcome, we’ve found five simple ways for you to beat this expensive habit. Continue reading to learn how!

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Managing Your Money 101

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The ways you choose to manage your money can have a profound impact on your life. Learning to be financially savvy can take a while, but the basics are quite simple and never change. Here’s how to get started.

 

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4 Common Money Myths

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You’ve probably heard a lot of different ways to live a successful financial life. While some of the things you’ve been told might be true, there are a few fabrications as well. Here are 4 common money myths, debunked.

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Today is a New Day. Take these 3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Finances

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Just because you woke up this morning with financial woes, doesn’t mean you have to go to bed feeling the same! Take these 3 simple steps to improve your finances, fast and for good.

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How to Keep a Simple Spending Journal

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Have you ever thought about keeping a spending journal? I’ll admit, when I first heard of this method of budgeting, I was apprehensive – I couldn’t imagine investing a large portion of my time to track every dollar spent. But in reality, the introduction of this journal has allowed me to reevaluate my spending habits, saving money and avoiding unnecessary purchases. Here are some tips to maintain a successful spending journal.

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4 Serious Money Mistakes People Make in Their 40s

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Your 40s represent a significant period in your life, personally and financially. You’re older, wiser and situated, but there are still a few things you haven’t figured out yet— like how to pay for your children’s college education and how you’re going to afford retirement.

Though you might feel as if you’re in a “good place,” becoming complacent could have a negative impact on your financial health. Continue reading to find out what 40-somethings are doing wrong and what you should be doing instead. Continue reading


Camping on a Budget

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With camping season just beginning, I’ve been thinking about dusting off my tent and heading to the Adirondacks for a weekend camping trip. The only problem: spending a weekend in nature can really add up. It might sound like a cheap way to spend a weekend, but a simple trip to the woods can easily end up costing you hundreds of dollars. But camping doesn’t need to cost a fortune- I’ve done some research and found some great ways to enjoy the great outdoors on a budget, read on to find out what they are!  Continue reading