5 Ways to Save Your Budget This Holiday

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Whether you want to believe it or not, Thanksgiving and then Christmas are right around the corner. While we all want to give the perfect gift and feed our families during these holidays, we don’t always have a plan for how to budget¬†these costs.

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Let’s Learn Finance: Stocks

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Stocks, not where criminals were placed in colonial times. But the somewhat invisible things people think about when they’re talking about investing. What the heck is a stock? Where did they come from? And why does it matter to me? Let’s try and answer all these questions (and more).

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Let’s Learn Finance: Banks and Interest

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Amid the Wells Fargo scandal and Americans continued mistrust of banks, I figured it would be a good idea to tease out the details of what a bank is and how they make money. Almost all of us use a bank in some way. Whether to save money, or to borrow money, or to throw eggs at, banks are a part of our live.

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Let’s Learn Finance: Goals and Budgets

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Before we get into the details of budgets, I have to ask some questions. I have very different ideas of what is important in my life compared to you and your goals. So before anything is laid out about what a budget is and how to build one for yourself, lets ask ourselves about our goals. Continue reading

Let’s Learn Finance: Introduction

 

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Finance. The way that we interact with money and how we use it shapes how we live everyday. But there seem to be so many questions and complex situations that surround the world of finance. How can we make it simpler and easier to understand?

Let’s sit down on your favorite couch and chat about some of these things. I want to help make these topics seem a little less intimidating and a little easier to swallow. This is the start of a series I’m going to continue every week that helps us all think about finance and money¬†in a simpler way.

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