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Aug 25, 2015

How to Protect Your Digital Identity and Assets After Death

As people continue to integrate the internet into more and more aspects of their lives, the greater the chance that they’ll live behind something of value online. Whether it be personal information or some form of actual currency, knowing how to properly handle your digital assets can make sure that your identity and legacy remain intact. Here are some examples of how you can protect your identity and digital assets after death.    Social Networks and Public Information Depending...

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Aug 17, 2015

Are You a Financial Procrastinator?

Are You a Financial Procrastinator? Nothing has the ability to ruin your financial wellbeing faster than procrastination. Whether it’s making late payments on a credit card, letting your monthly bills pile up, or putting off your next big savings goal, ignoring your fiscal responsibilities could spell doom for your financial livelihood. Luckily, there are some simple tactics you can employ to help you avoid turning into a financial procrastinator.    1. Don't Put...

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Aug 11, 2015

Can You Minimize a Financial Risk?

We’ve all heard the old saying “the greater the risk, the greater the reward”, but what we often fail to acknowledge is the flip-side of that little adage. While you might stand to receive a massive payoff from taking a risk, the chance of failure is just as real. This can be particularly worrisome when it comes to financial risks; not many of us would be able to endure a big financial setback. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to minimize the danger when taking financial risks.    1. Knowledge...

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Aug 4, 2015

5 Gadgets That Can Actually Save You Money

If you're in search of new ways to save around the house, look no further! I've come across a number of money (and time) saving tools that can help you significantly cut down on your home energy costs. So, without further ado, here are five gadgets that can actually save you money! Bobble Filtered Water Bottle Whether it comes from a bottle or the fridge, pre-filtered water can cost a fortune! Filtered water bottles however, can be filled virtually anywhere and provide you with the...

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Jul 28, 2015

What to Teach Your Teens About Personal Finance

As kids grow older and start to mature, so should their attitude towards money. While your teenage son or daughter might have some experience with earning and saving money through an allowance, they still might not fully understand what it means to be fiscally responsible. Luckily, there are some simple things you can teach them to better prepare them for financial responsibilities of adulthood. 1. The Value of a Hard Day’s Work The summer is the perfect time for teens to find part time...

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Jul 21, 2015

Understanding Your Financial Needs and Wants

One of the easiest ways to stay on budget and avoid overspending is to learn how to differentiate your needs from your wants. Whether you’re looking to tighten up a budget or build one for the first time, knowing the differences between a need and a want can help you find new ways to save and better prioritize your spending. So, with that in mind, here’s everything you need to know to help you break down the needs and wants in your life.  What is a need? Financially speaking,...

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Jul 1, 2015

How to Prepare at 25 to Buy a House at 35

At 25 years old, owning a home is probably the last thing on your mind. You probably have other  priorities such as paying off student loans, advancing in your career, and, not to mention, keeping up with your social life. However, if you expect to buy a home within the next ten years there are some actions you could take right now to help you prepare for it in the future! 1. Learn How to Budget Having a budget in mind is extremely important when buying a home. Think about it: a home is...

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Jul 1, 2015

Stay Financially Fit By Tracking Your Expenses

When it comes to staying financially fit, tracking your expenses is one of the easiest ways to improve your financial wellbeing. Whether you decide to opt for a budgeting app for your phone, or good old fashioned pen and paper, keeping track of where your money goes can have a huge impact on your ability to save money and avoid debt. So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to share some of the biggest benefits tracking your expenses can have for you!   1. You'll Uncover Your Own Spending...

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Jul 1, 2015

How to Give Your Finances a Summer Checkup

Warm weather, bathing suits, and BBQ’s…look’s like Summer has finally arrived! But before you start packing for that beach trip, you might want to take a little time to review your finances. Summer is the perfect time to give yourself a little check-up and make sure you’re on track to stay financially fit throughout the rest of the year! So, without further ado, here are 5 things you should do when giving yourself a summer financial review. 1. Take a Look at Your Goals If...

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Jul 1, 2015

How to Build the Perfect Credit History

In almost every financial move you make, your credit history is going to be crucial. It affects your credit score which, in turn, determines your eligibility for a loan, the interest rate on your credit card, whether or not you’ll be able to start up a business, and much more! Because of this, maintaining a positive credit history is definitely something you’ll want to strive for. So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to share some easy steps you can take to build an excellent credit...

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