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Defeat Budget Spoilers By Mastering Irregular Expenses

Irregular expenses are bills you know are coming but may not have a fixed amount and don’t occur monthly. However, there is a way to prepare for them without relying on your emergency fund every time something comes up.

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Care and Feeding

There are three main types of tools to consider for tracking and maintaining your budget. 

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Budgeting your money is a have-to with real consequences. Luckily, it isn’t that complicated.

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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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