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Being Frugal Takes the Right Mental Approach

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Being frugal is easier said than done. Even though you may be interested in saving money, no matter what it takes, if you don’t have the right mental approach you will find yourself coming up short. Once you change your approach, it will not be long before you are realizing the benefits of living a frugal lifestyle. In fact, you may soon find that this is easier than you ever believed possible. Getting in the right...
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1. Having the strength to say no. 2. Ability to differentiate necessary from unnecessary purchases. and 3. Being patient. The th... Read More
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Introduction of Inflation (Part 2 of 2)

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This is part 2 of an overview on inflation. We discuss what the media/experts are saying about inflation and how to protect yourself from high inflation. Please feel free to post any follow up questions or comments in the comments section below. What is the media/experts saying about inflation? By summer, there are many economists that are estimated that the cost of living (i.e. inflation) will be up to 2.0% on a yearly basis and likely...
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Introduction of Inflation (Part 1 of 2)

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As you have probably seen in the news lately, a lot of people, companies, and government representatives are talking about inflation. Given inflation can be one of the most impactful things to you and your savings, I wanted to write a few articles to discuss inflation. In 2 articles that we will post, I will outline what inflation is, how it impacts you, what the recent “experts” are saying about inflation, and lastly, how to best...
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3 Traits for Maintaining a Successful Budget

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Creating a budget is a big step on the path to a better financial life. However, maintaining your budget is even more important. Even if you start with good intentions, over time it is possible to get off track if you don’t know what you are doing. To ensure your success, here are three traits that will help you stay the course: 1. Motivation. Are you motivated to do the right thing in regards to your...
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3 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

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When you look at your emergency fund what do you see? While some people are happy with the amount of money they have saved, others come to realize the following: they need to make up ground in a hurry. Nobody wants to be faced with an emergency, but you never know what is going to happen in the future. Why not prepare for the worst but hope for the best? Here are three reasons why you...
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Great subject! In light of our current pandemic many a person has commented they were glad the family had set aside some money to ... Read More
Saturday, 27 February 2021 06:31
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5 Tips for Buying a Car in 2021

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With 2020 finally over, it won’t be long before you turn your attention to the new year. This means many things, including a focus on your finances. For some, buying a car in 2021 is one of the biggest decisions they will make. If you find yourself in this position, here are five tips you absolutely need to follow (you can get started today): Set a Budget Although you may not be purchasing right away, don’t...
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Don't Buy a New Car Until you Answer these Financial Questions

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Has the thought of buying a new car overcome your mind? Are you ready to make a deal happen? While you don’t want to kill your excitement, it is important to first consider what you are doing from a financial point of view. Here are three financial questions to answer before signing on the dotted line: 1: Would you be better off purchasing a used vehicle? This is a question many people struggle to answer. The...
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What Homeowners Should Know About Using Home Equity

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As a homeowner, you've likely heard the phrase “home equity” thrown around and you may even be considering using the equity that's accumulated in your own home. Using the equity in your home can be a great financial move for a variety of reasons. This is especially true as there are few limitations as to what it can be used for.  The most important factors of home equity are understanding what it is, how to acquire...
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Important Mortgage Loan Questions to Ask

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There are a lot of questions to ask and answer as you search for a new home. While the act of finding a property can be downright exciting, the same cannot always be said for securing a mortgage. From local lenders to those that do business all over the country, you will be faced with many options along the way. How you make a final decision is up to you, however, there are steps you can...
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In considering your mortgage costs will be the effect of your credit scores. As the scores improve lenders are inclined to offer y... Read More
Saturday, 14 November 2020 15:55
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How to Prepare Now for Holiday Shopping in the Near Future

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With the holiday shopping season closing in, now is the best time to get prepared. If you wait too long, if you continue to put this off, you may find yourself searching for gifts without any time to spare. Supply disruptions in 2020 magnify the current need to not procrastinate. Fortunately, you have the option to prepare yourself well in advance. Here are three steps you can take now to prepare for the holiday shopping you...
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