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Four Budgeting Myths: Busted

By Jane Long on February 9th, 2015 • Budgeting, Budgeting, Managing your debt, Myths

Think you know all about budgeting? Think again. We're here to debunk a few myths. 

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Budgeters Anonymous

Check out what four young adults think about budgeting. Check out what four young adults think about budgeting.

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Why Should You Care About Budgeting?

Budgeting is a simple concept, but a lot of Americans don't do it--a whopping two thirds of us, according to a Gallup poll.

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Lucky Lotto

Banking on winning the lottery is a pretty common theme in the U.S. A 2006 survey by the Consumer Federation of America found that 21% of Americans thought instantaneous fortune was their most practical way of accumulating several hundred thousand dollars. However, we found some numbers that reveal how betting on hitting the jackpot might not have the best payout.

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We won't be surprised if you haven't heard these stories in the media, but they're important because they impact our young, thin wallets.

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Yes, You Need This. No, I Don't Know Why.

A torrent of inventions that supposedly meet our needs--for a price, of course--meet "needs" that don't exist at all. 

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Budgeting For Two

You're in love! Finally, you've updated your profile to "In a Relationship." No more attending your friend's wedding solo or showing up to Grandma's birthday as the "single one." The benefits of having that special someone are countless, and one of those benefits should be financial stability. Whether you have a steady live-in partner, a fiancé, or a spouse, your finances should be a topic of daily conversations--not daily arguments.

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Grocery Shopping For Two

Whether you live together or like to frequently eat together at home, your partner’s eating habits will have an impact on your weekly grocery bill. From following specialty and health-related diets to having preferences for healthy or ready-made foods, eating habits abound, and with grocery bills consistently on the rise these days, they can become a financial burden if you’re not careful.

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Save Some Money With Your (Long-distance) Honey

What happens when you've found someone you really like, but you're more than a quick commute apart? Dating someone long-distance can be not only frustrating for your relationship, but frustrating financially. In these circumstances, it's important that you budget well and plan ahead. Start with these tips on what to budget for and how to save money with your honey.

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If You're Going To Have Cake, Eat it

By Missy Lacock on July 24th, 2014 • Budgeting, Food, Living on your own, Oreos, Life

America wastes a lot of food every year--133 billion pounds in 2010, to be exact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It's a ridiculous amount, but between my own wasteful food habits and my years in the food service industry, I'm not surprised. If other Americans are even remotely like me, no wonder that waste pile is so high (sorry, Earth).

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