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Managing Healthcare During Times of Financial Stress

Healthcare spending exceeded $10,000 per person in 2016, and appears to be a continuing problem for the foreseeable future. If you’ve lost your job, or haven’t recovered wages from previous job losses, or even if you’ve changed careers to try and make ends meet, you may be feeling economic strain thanks to healthcare mandates and rising costs for prescription drugs. ... Read More »

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Emotional Spending

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Emotional Spending

Emotional spending can ruin even the best budget. If you have spent time and effort putting together a logical budget to keep your financial life on track, it would be a shame to blow it by spending money on an emotional basis. It isn’t always easy to avoid emotional spending. But, you need to be disciplined if you want to ... Read More »

6 Summer Side Hustles to Make You Extra Money

6 Summer Side Hustles to Make You Extra Money

Ahh, summer! Days are long and the evenings short. More daylight means more time to do things, right? Summer means vacations and vacations cost money. Summer can also cost you in extra outdoor activities and fireworks. With all these extra activities, you might need a little more money to help offset costs. Besides asking for a raise or getting a ... Read More »

4 Ways to Know if You are Being Cheap or Frugal

cheap or frugal

Your spending and saving habits have a huge influence on your life and your relationships with people around you. If you make smart spending and saving decisions, you can expect to have less financial stress and there will be fewer odds of friction in your financial dealings with other people. Two of the commonest labels that apply to people based ... Read More »