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How to Start Your New Job with Savings in Mind

A recent job report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that American workers hold an average of 5.5 jobs during the years when they are 18 to 24 years old. In today’s favorable job market, the average worker now changes jobs 10 to fifteen times during their career. Whether you’re a recent graduate or […]

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5 Great Financial Resources for College Students

How to manage your money isn’t something most high schools teach. While formal courses on financial literacy are now available at some colleges and universities, they can be hard to fit into one’s schedule and enrollment is limited. Should you or your college student have questions about saving, managing your loans, and how to manage […]

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Learn to Be Innovative with Your Money

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For businesses, innovation helps a brand or products stand out, which in turn drives down competition and propels revenue. But thanks to evolving laws, a flood of new apps and a modern economy, innovation isn’t just for startups, Fortune 500 companies or the Steve Jobs of the world. Being innovative with your money can give […]

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The Surprising Link Between Confidence and Money

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New research shows many people feel unsure about their financial knowledge—even when their knowhow isn’t all that bad.  Whether asked about financial planning and budgeting or investments in the macro-economy, for example, a 2017 Canadian study found people felt least confident about things like investments, borrowing, risks and the financial landscape. Lack of financial confidence […]

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The Financial Pitfalls of Subscription Model Services

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Quick! Name all the subscription-based services you are currently signed up for. Netflix or Hulu? Amazon Prime? How about software or online storage services like Microsoft, Dropbox or Google Cloud? Are you paying an annual fee to access the New York Times or Consumer Reports? What about music streaming apps like Pandora or Spotify? If you’re like […]

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SMART Strategies to Save Up for Something Big

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Saving up for something big—or just working to pay down a debt—can feel like an overwhelming task, especially at the outset. As with most big goals, standing on the bottom of the proverbial mountain and looking up past the clouds is just about the worst way to go about psyching yourself up to get there. […]

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Rid Yourself of Costly Toxins with a New Year’s Financial Cleanse

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Ever tried a detox diet, fasting or a cleanse? Touted by celebrities and health gurus alike, reducing your dietary intake for a set amount of time is believed by some to bring big benefits that range from enhanced mental and spiritual clarity and improved circulation to a general feeling of lightness and rejuvenation. Given the state of […]

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Lifestyle Creep: When Your Wants Become Your Needs

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Let’s daydream for a second: How would your life change over the next year if you suddenly had an additional $500 to spend each month? How about an extra $1,000? Would you upgrade your cellphone? Finally do those bathroom renovations and buy a decent vacuum cleaner? What about trading in the family car for something […]

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The Unique Financial Circumstances of Unmarried Couples

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Tips for Navigating This New Financial Terrain A lot has changed about marriage in America in the past few decades: millennials are marrying later in life, children are increasingly born to unwed parents and the rate of marriage itself is steadily declining. That doesn’t mean Americans are shunning committed relationships, however. Instead, more and more […]

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7 Things To Do Now To Avoid New Debt This Holiday Season

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Originally Published on MoneyTips.com on Dec. 6, 2018 By Roshni Chowdhry, head of customer experience at SafetyNet Take Control of your Finances Easily before the New Year Last year, the average American who took on new debt during the holidays came out an additional $1,054 in the red. Most of those who took on new […]