Tag: budget

Six Tips for Renting Your First Apartment

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Moving out of the safety of your parent’s house is both exciting and a little scary. I was the first of my friends to leave the nest and get a place of my own. Since then, I have spent 10 years renting six apartments in three different states. My hope [...]

7 Common Financial Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

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Managing your finances is easier than you think. With a plan in place and some determination, you can achieve your financial goals. However, there are some everyday life distractions that can derail you. Here are seven common financial mistakes and how to avoid them:   1. Not Having a Budget [...]

Back to School – Maximize Style, Minimize Splurge

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It’s that time of year again.  A time of new beginnings, lots of homework, and waking up before dawn. But let’s not forget back-to-school budgeting. Economic forecasters predict that each student will end up spending somewhere around $600 on back to school items, which is mostly new clothing. I remember [...]

Teens Guide to Having Fun on a Budget this Summer

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One of the best days of school is the very last day. If you’re like most teenagers, you’ve got the summer off and are looking for inexpensive ways to have some fun with your friends without draining your bank account. If you’re low on funds this summer, don’t worry, you [...]

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