Automate Your Budget With Mint

March 15, 2017
Automate your budget

Sitting down and creating a budget is just about the least sexy thing you could ever do. It’s certainly a lot more fun to spend money with abandon, then deal with the consequences later. But it can be empowering to know how much you have to spend on various things each month, and to not […]

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How to Build a Savings Plan into Your Budget

January 5, 2016
How to Build a Savings Plan into Your Budget

Most Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, the latest data shows. Financial journalist Brian Stoffel has compared Transamerica data on what Americans of different ages actually save with Fidelity guidelines for what they should be saving, and he found that Americans start to fall behind in their 30s as living expenses mount up. At 35, […]

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How to Help Your Teens Make Smart Financial Decisions

October 28, 2015
How to Help Your Teens Make Smart Financial Decisions

Teens are impulsive. They aren’t cognitively developed enough to make quick, smart decisions like adults. Teens are notorious for their impulsive spending habits. A 2014 teen spending report from Piper Jaffray showed that teens are spending a significant amount of their money on things like clothes and food. Hanging out at the mall mixed with […]

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4 Budget-Friendly Health Tips

May 20, 2015
Budget-Friendly Health Tips

In 2003, six in 10 Americans were estimated to spend their working days sitting in front of a computer, according to a study by the Mayo Clinic. At home, people spend about four hours per day watching TV plus additional time on their smartphones. This sedentary lifestyle comes at a huge cost. Sedentary people have […]

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5 Simple Ways to Secure Your Home on a Budget

April 3, 2015
Secure your home on a budget

Your home is the safest place in the world. Or it can be. But many home security systems are expensive and have a monthly subscription that can simply cost more than your budget allows. So how do you keep the most important things safe on a budget? Here are 5 simple and inexpensive ways to […]

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Saving Money: Small Changes for Big Results

February 27, 2015
Saving Money

We all know that we need to save money but, for those of us who have been playing the savings game, sometimes cutting out our daily latte and making our own lunches, just won’t cut it anymore. The good news is that there are things you can do now that will help save money later. […]

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Frugal Valentine’s Day: Mind Your Budget

February 9, 2015
Frugal Valentine

The National Retail Federation reports that, in 2014, the average American spent a whopping $133.91 on Valentine’s Day cards, dinners out, candy and flowers. While you might want to treat your sweetheart to a fancy meal or bouquet of long-stem roses, you’re not made of money. You have a significant other, but you also have […]

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