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  • Going Shopping? Ask Yourself These Questions

    Going Shopping? Ask Yourself These Questions

    Have you ever gone into a store for one item and find yourself leaving with a cart full of items? It used to happen to me every time I visited a certain store (cough, cough...Target). I would get home and eventually feel guilty about how much money I spent unnecessarily. To fix this impulse, I’ve…
  • 2 Must-Have Legal Documents Everyone Needs

    2 Must-Have Legal Documents Everyone Needs

    When I hear the term "estate planning," I picture a wealthy grey-haired couple meeting with an attorney to make decisions about their assets. While this may be one scenario, the truth is anyone age 18 or older needs to consider estate planning. The two essential legal documents everyone should have are a will and a…
  • Managing Joint Finances as a Newly Married Couple

    Managing Joint Finances as a Newly Married Couple

    In your single life, you were disciplined and had your finances under control. You built a nest egg and paid off the majority of your debt. Then you went and got married! Managing your own finances was a challenge. Now you’ve got to responsibly manage your finances with another person? While there is no, “right…
  • 3 Things About Saving That No One Really Talks About

    3 Things About Saving That No One Really Talks About

    In almost every article I read about saving money, there are consistent themes woven in. For example, we are encouraged to automate our savings, set goals, utilize a financial app, establish an emergency fund, utilize direct deposit where possible, etc. While I agree with and take advantage of each of these and more, it is…
  • Snowballs and Compound Interest

    Snowballs and Compound Interest

    Experts say the trick to growing your wealth (even if you’ve only got a small amount to start with) is by compounding interest. Famed physicist and genius Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… He who doesn’t…pays it.” Let’s break down…
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