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Personal Finance

January 19, 2021

How to talk to your family about saving and investing

No matter how much one loves and enjoys spending time with family, some topics remain mutually unexplored. Unfortunately, not talking about money makes it extremely easy to fall prey to…

January 5, 2021

How to set SMART financial goals

The first step to achieving all your financial goals is, well, setting them up. And when it comes to setting goals, no other method comes close to the SMART goal…

December 29, 2020

What are sinking funds and where do they fit in your budget?

A sinking fund is a strategic way to save money for an expense that you are anticipating. The actual expense can be anything, a medical bill, car insurance, Christmas gifts,…

December 22, 2020

What to do if you’ve made a bad financial decision

Everyone makes a bad financial decision at some point. Whether your mistake is racking up credit card debt for that fancy exercise equipment you swore you’d use every day, buying…

December 18, 2020

Year-end Finance Checklist

The end of the year always seems to pass by in a flurry of holiday activity. After Thanksgiving, it’s easy to write-off personal goals or even stretch them out to…

December 11, 2020

How long to keep negative emotions out of money management

Too many people have internalized biases and negative emotions about money, even if they’re not aware of these feelings that are holding them back. The way we grew up, our…

December 4, 2020

The psychological triggers that lead to spending

If any year could make even the most well-intentioned budgeters fall prey to emotional spending, it would be 2020. So, if you’ve spent a little more than you wanted to…

November 24, 2020

The Biggest Money Mistakes People Make in a Recession

Many of us are having to deal with a situation that we weren’t anticipating for a long, long time: an economic downturn, combined with high rates of unemployment and creeping…

November 20, 2020

Should You Continue Your FIRE Journey During the Pandemic

The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement has always been about freedom and choice. During a pandemic, many people feel frustrated and upset because some of the freedoms they might…

November 17, 2020

How to Teach Your Kids About Investing

If you’ve recently started learning about personal finance, you may be feeling some regret at not knowing about investing and saving earlier. That’s why teaching kids about investing basics at…