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Confident about your money

5 Reasons to Feel Confident About Your Money

It’s incredibly easy to feel confident about our money, but in many situations, we may not be well off at all. Rising home prices (along with growing household debt) and low-interest rates have given some of us a false illusion of a high net worth. On the flip side, those of us who’re serial savers sometimes worry…

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smart money habits for millennials

7 Smart Money Habits for Millennials

I fall into the upper age bracket of the millennial category so I always find it fascinating when I see money reports about this age demographic. I wish I book marked all the different reports but I remember one headline saying that millennials aren’t saving as much as boomers did, while another said that they…

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Make more money

10 Ways to Make More Money

For many of us what we earn at our day jobs is our only source of income. This isn’t a bad thing, but I think it’s fair to say that many of our salaries are barely keeping up with inflation. This seems to be a cost of life these days, but rising prices can drastically affect our…

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teach your kids about money

6 Tips for How to Teach Kids About Money

My daughter turns four this year and she already has a clear grasp of money. It’s not like my wife and I went out of out way to educate her, but we’ve introduced concepts that relate to daily life. For example, when she was younger she would freak out if she didn’t get something right…

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budget for yourself, not someone else

Budget for Yourself, Not for Someone Else

Often people ask me for budgeting tips. It could be a general question such as what’s the best way to budget, or sometimes it gets a bit more personal e.g. how much do I save and how much do I spend? I don’t get into exact numbers when talking about my personal budget, but what I…

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