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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 5: Practice Mindful Spending

Do you indulge in retail therapy? If so, it's time to look into mindful spending. Instead of making buying an automatic action, actually stop and think every time you spend. Hold each purchase up to the light of good financial sense and you'll find yourself spending less! Continue reading
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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 4: Have the Money Talk with Your Partner

We’ve all heard that money issues are one of the leading causes of divorces and breakups, but avoiding the topic isn’t going to make it go away! Set a time for the discussion and be sure to listen rather than going in with preconceived ideas. Try to find a shared money vision, and be open about who pays what bills. You can do hard things. Continue reading
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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 3: Pay Down Debt

If you're buried under a pile of debt, it can seem like paying it all down will take forever. It won't, especially if you strategize! We've got tips to help you pay down your debt and live financially free. Continue reading
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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 2: Creating a Budget

Creating a budget is one of the most vital parts of financial wellness, and it’s actually one of the simplest. As long as you keep paying attention as the month goes along and tracking your expenses, you’ll do great! Continue reading
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Frugal February Challenge

Who doesn't love a good challenge? And if it means improving your finances, we think it's worth the work. February is the shortest month of the year so why not try a simple challenge to get your finances back on track now? You can do this! Continue reading
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12 steps to financial wellness – Step 1: How to Track Your Spending

We’re launching our 12 Steps to Financial Wellness with some tips on tracking your spending. It will require discipline and attention, but it’s really important! Use whatever works for you to track your spending and find where you might be wasting money! Continue reading
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Ready or not, the holidays are here

Ready or not, here it comes.....It’s time for your holiday shopping! This is going to be a very challenging year in the stores and online, but we can help! Read our holiday shopping guide for great tips and advice! Continue reading
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6 Steps to Crushing Debt

You might look at your pile of debt and think you’ll never dig out from under it, but all it takes is some organization, budgeting and patience to get it done! Figure out what strategy you want to use, trim your budget in other areas to commit more to debt repayment and you’re well on your way. You can do this! Continue reading
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Do It Today: Steps 9-12 of 12 toward Living a Debt-Free Life

You are nearly there! By this point you have already completed or are working on 8 out of the 12 steps. That is progress and progress should be celebrated. Now incorporate these last 4 steps and you will be well on your way to living a debt-free life. Continue reading