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Best Personal Finance Apps to Manage, Save & Grow Your Money

We could all stand to save a few bucks. And the long-running boom in personal finance apps ensures we have a great deal of help in this endeavor. It can be hard to make sense of the ever-expanding universe on the market right now. But whichever one you choose, these apps can all save you money.
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9 Reasons Why Your Budget Is Failing and How to Fix...

Is it impossible for you to budget? Does the word "budget" give you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach? If the answer’s yes, you’re not alone. But if you think you’re just bad at budgeting, think again. Most budgets fail for a reason. Which one is it for you?
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19 Frugal Home Budgeting Tips That Will Save You Money

Are you looking for ways to save money on your monthly budget? Unemployment is on the rise and many are fearful they might lose their jobs. So there’s never been a better time to look at how much you’re spending each month to find ways to cut back and save.
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Which Bills to Pay Off First (or Cancel) When Money Runs...

Whether it’s from job loss, a drop in income, or an unexpected expense, sometimes, it’s a struggle to pay your bills. It’s essential you prioritize your bill payments and what you owe, paying the most important bills first. But how do you prioritize when your income and expenses don’t match up?
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How to Prepare Financially & Survive Unemployment or Job Loss –...

Many people are facing the prospect of reduced hours or losing their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the globe and companies are shutting their doors or reducing staff. If you’re worried you’re going to lose your job, it’s essential you start financially preparing to survive unemployment.
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How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After Holiday Season...

The average American spends $1,050 on holiday gifts, swag, and travel, according to a 2019 National Retail Federation study summarized by USA Today. That's more...
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How to Create a Holiday Budget and Stick to It

The silver bells of the holiday season can certainly take their toll on your wallet. In a November 2019 Gallup poll, Americans said they...
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13 Best Mint.com Alternatives to Manage Your Finances

Mint was the first cloud-based budgeting app to capture the public’s imagination and the model upon which many subsequent cloud budgeting apps have been based. While it’s still a strong choice for committed household budgeteers, Mint isn't the only option. High-quality alternatives like YNAB, EveryDollar, and Simple seem to grow by the month. Before you settle on Mint — or any other digital budgeting app, for that matter — check out these options too.
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How to Build an Emergency Cash Fund When You Have Irregular...

Contingent (temporary) workers, independent contractors (freelancers and solopreneurs), on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms often struggle to string together workable household budgets. And it's even harder to build emergency savings sufficient to cover the recommended three to six months of living expenses. But it's still possible to build a comfortable emergency cash fund that’s distinct from your retirement, home maintenance, and short-term goal savings fund - even if you don't always know how much your next paycheck will be.
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How to Create a Budget When You Have Fluctuating, Variable Income

While budgeting might not be brain surgery, it’s a lot more difficult when you don’t know exactly how much you’ll take home each month. Temporary workers, independent contractors, freelancers, business owners, and others with fluctuating incomes need to create budgets that work with their situations. If your income varies from month to month, here’s how to build a budget that meets your needs, as well as some tips for staying within that budget.
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The Endowment Effect – What It Is and How It Can...

Have you ever been reluctant to let go of something you knew you didn't need, just because you paid good money for it and...
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How Kakeibo (Japanese Budgeting Method) Can Save You More Money

We live in a world where pretty much anything that can be automated is. You can subscribe to grocery delivery so fresh food shows up...