Managing Money

Open Enrollment Health Insurance: 4 Options That May Be More Affordable Than Your Employer’s Plan

Employer-provided health plans have outrageous premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums, and we often receive little benefit in return. These 4 options may be more affordable than your employer’s plan.

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How to Create a Budget…and Stick to It

Creating a budget is actually pretty easy.  Figure out how much is coming in and how much is going out. Sticking to the budget? That’s the tough part.

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How (and Why) to Build an Emergency Fund

Do you have an emergency fund? It’s a very important thing to put money aside for a rainy day. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Use the Snowball Method to Get Out of Debt FAST

Are you in debt? The Snowball Method is a snazzy little financial trick that can help you get out of debt as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Hidden Fees Could Be Costing You Thousands of Dollars. Here’s How To Protect Yourself

Small hidden fees – between $10 and $20 – can add up and can pose a financial strain for many families, adding thousands in additional expenses. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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How to SLASH Your Fixed Expenses

Lots of experts give tips about reducing discretionary spending but what about fixed expenses? You can free up a lot of money by reducing your monthly output.

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The Economy Isn’t Looking Great: Here’s What you CAN Control

If you focus your mental energy on the financial aspects you can do something about, it’s a lot more productive than wallowing in stress and uncertainty.

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How to Audit Your Personal Budget

If you’re not running your home like a business, you should be. This includes keeping detailed financial records and performing audits of your budget.

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The Frugalite Quick-Start Spending Freeze

Trying to get a handle on your budget? Start out by implementing a spending freeze to provide a foundation for the changes you want to make.

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