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Signs of a Good Money Track

Submitted by Andrew Comstock on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

A solid financial plan can help reduce stress in your life, but how do can you tell when you’re sticking to a plan? Here are some signs of progress, from your physical comfort to your spending and savings habits.

Money Tips for Gen Y (Part 1)

Submitted by Cassandra Latsios on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

If you’re a millennial, aka Generation Y born between 1980 and 2000, you hear a lot about your age group facing high unemployment and overwhelming student loan debt. The news isn’t all bad: Gen Y saves more than almost every other generation and steadily increases its financial literacy.

Improving Financial Intimacy

Submitted by Hilary Hendershott on Friday, June 19, 2015 - 3:00pm

Money issues often cause stress and arguments in relationships. If you and your partner disagree about how to handle money, here are tips on how to adjust to each other’s financial language and come up with one you share.

5 Methods to Help You Save

Submitted by Jeff Stimpson on Monday, June 8, 2015 - 3:00pm

Saving money often comes down to not overspending, and not overspending often comes down to keeping good records and knowing exactly where your money goes. That’s where nothing beats simple sorting and the will to stick to a spending regimen.

Budgeting for Vacation

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 3:00pm

Kids start to gaze out classroom windows, the grass turns green again and the temperature slowly rises. If you and your family are like most, you now plan summer vacations. Beware of daydreams of fun in the sun: If you aren’t careful, vacation expenses can put a large dent in your wallet and potentially wreck your full year’s budget.

Ending a Bad Money Cycle

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

Living paycheck to paycheck causes obvious stress. Even worse, it puts you at risk for financial disaster when an unexpected expense or loss of income drives you to credit cards and mushrooming debt. Here’s how to escape this vicious merry-go-round.

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