The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Car

For many, a car is a necessity. Many of us depend on our vehicles to get us to and from work every day, transport children to events, and even just get around for pleasure. Because they are such an important aspect of our lives, most people want a vehicle that is reliable, comfortable, and, yes, maybe even a little stylish. The vehicle choices are almost endless and car salesmen are notoriously assertive, so finding the right combination of wants and needs with an affordable price tag can be challenging. Continue reading The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Car

Save Money on Groceries – Grocery Shopping Tips

downloadHave you been shocked by your grocery shopping bills recently? You’re not alone. Across the board, we generally see an annual inflation rate of about 3%. This may not seem like much, but there are times when items such as food and groceries increase at a much faster rate. Most families find that when creating a budget, more effort is being made to save money on gas and groceries. Here are some tips that can help you keep your grocery budget under control. Continue reading Save Money on Groceries – Grocery Shopping Tips

Examine the Roots of Overspending

download (1)To build wealth and reach financial independence, you simply need to spend less than you earn. It is an easy concept to understand, but why is it so difficult? To answer this question, you need to examine the roots of overspending. When you know what factors drive your spending, you can fight back and save money so that you can spend less than you earn. Continue reading Examine the Roots of Overspending

How to Kickstart Your Financial Life the Right Way

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You’ve just graduated from college and you’re beginning your first job. You find yourself suddenly faced with a massive variety of financial decisions that you may have never needed to make before. Continue reading How to Kickstart Your Financial Life the Right Way

Financial Success Requires Daily Discipline And Consistency

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Have you ever made the decision that it was time to get into better shape?  If so, you know what that entails.  On a consistent basis you need to exercise, eat right, get enough sleep, and drink enough water.  You know that your body isn’t going to transform overnight and that one 5-mile run won’t make the numbers on the scale go down, nor will eating a few extra helpings of kale and celery.  Getting fit requires a change of mindset and discipline on a daily basis. Continue reading Financial Success Requires Daily Discipline And Consistency

How to Spot A Financially Abusive Relationship Before It’s Too Late

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Young woman controlling her finances

It may not seem obvious at first.

He doesn’t like your job. Or, he won’t stop bugging you at work. (You write it off as him being sweet and simply missing you.) Continue reading How to Spot A Financially Abusive Relationship Before It’s Too Late