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Enjoying a Guilt-Free Holiday

Enjoying a Guilt-Free Holiday

The holiday season is a wonderful time to enjoy special experiences and give gifts, but it can also be a time when you struggle with financial guilt. For many people, the holiday season brings on lots of strong feelings about money.  You may feel stressed about not...

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Inflation Is Real: What Does It Mean for You?

Inflation Is Real: What Does It Mean for You?

Recent social and political instability and the chaos of the pandemic have caused a significant rise in inflation. Chances are you’ve seen more than one news article discussing inflation with varying degrees of panic.  However, most conversations about inflation are...

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Discovering Your Own Financial Goals

Discovering Your Own Financial Goals

What are your financial goals? Are they well-defined? Do you have a plan for achieving them? Answering these questions can be tough, but it’s an essential first step toward effective financial planning.  Here at Everyday Money, we are passionate about helping...

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Prioritizing Projects for a Home Renovation

Prioritizing Projects for a Home Renovation

Are you thinking about renovating your home? It’s an exciting prospect, and the right projects can improve your quality of life every day. Whether you’d like to change nearly every part of your home or just have a few things that you wish were different, it’s vital to...

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How to Make the Most of Job Changes

How to Make the Most of Job Changes

There’s always some level of uncertainty in the economy, but the pandemic has amped up that volatility. Today’s job market features everything from wage-related walkouts to employees resigning over a forced return to the traditional office.  While this crazy job...

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Why Increasing Your Net Worth Is Your Best Finance Tool

Why Increasing Your Net Worth Is Your Best Finance Tool

There are countless ways to look at your money and your budget to better understand and manage your finances. But one viewpoint that you might not think about right away is net worth. If you’re like many people, you may think that net worth is something that only...

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How Do You Avoid Budget Burnout?

How Do You Avoid Budget Burnout?

Have you ever experienced budget burnout? This feeling is often related to a stressful job or parenting a newborn, but it can happen with budgeting, too. It’s usually possible to push through burnout when it comes to your job or your kids – after all, you can’t avoid...

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The (Non-Monetary) Value of an Emergency Fund

The (Non-Monetary) Value of an Emergency Fund

If you’ve ever seen anything related to personal finance, you’ve heard about an emergency fund. The exact details vary — some people recommend three or six months of expenses while others suggest a specific amount. But the purpose is always the same. You want to have...

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How Much Home Can I Really Afford in This Market?

How Much Home Can I Really Afford in This Market?

Thinking about buying a home? You’re not alone. With low interest rates and the growing availability of WFH jobs, now is a great time to think about buying a home. If you’re feeling ready to make the switch from renting to owning, the first thing to figure out is how...

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How to Decide If a Career Change Is Right for You

How to Decide If a Career Change Is Right for You

Are you thinking of making a career change? It’s a big decision, especially if you have a family to consider. Whether you’ve been thinking about changing careers for a while or just recently, there are plenty of aspects to consider. Pursuing a new career can affect...

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How COVID-19 Is Changing The Way We Spend Money

How COVID-19 Is Changing The Way We Spend Money

When you hear the words “shopping” and “COVID-19,” what comes to your mind first?  Probably panicked consumers at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, clearing shelves of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Or later on in the year, people ordering everything online...

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What Happens When You Think You’ve Thought of Everything

What Happens When You Think You’ve Thought of Everything

“Risk management.” That’s a phrase that might make you think of giant corporations run by stressed out people in suits. (Blame movies and TV shows for that one.) However, risk management is just as important for personal finances as it is for a big company.  Managing...

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The Problem With Unqualified Financial Advice

The Problem With Unqualified Financial Advice

If you’re totally new to the personal finance world, Everyday Money may not be the first resource you checked out online. Don’t worry, we aren’t offended. We’re just being realistic; we know there are lots of other popular, famous money advice-givers making headlines...

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What You Should Know About Wedding Budgets & Newlywed Finances

What You Should Know About Wedding Budgets & Newlywed Finances

Getting ready to tie the knot or just married? Congratulations! Marrying the person you love is exciting—and it’s a huge deal. Not only are you committing to each other for the rest of your lives, you’re joining your current lives together. That includes belongings,...

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Personal Finance 101: Where to Start With Your Money

Personal Finance 101: Where to Start With Your Money

There can be so much conflicting information on personal finance out there. Who do you listen to? How do you get started if you’ve never taken care of your finances regularly before? This wealth of advice at your fingertips seems helpful, but it can be too much of a...

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Couples Finance Resource Round-Up

Couples Finance Resource Round-Up

Making financial decisions with your significant other can be stressful and uncomfortable. Even simply talking about money can be one of the most difficult things to do for many couples.  But working with your partner on your finances is important for every couple,...

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How to Stop Money Fights in Your Relationship

How to Stop Money Fights in Your Relationship

Marriage is tough, and all couples struggle with unique issues in their relationship. However, money is one of the most common reasons for divorce in the United States. Money itself doesn’t cause divorces, but issues around money can. Being financially stressed,...

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Do Your Money Goals Reflect What You Want?

Do Your Money Goals Reflect What You Want?

The keys to having a happier and more secure financial life sound easy, in theory. Set up a budget and stick to it. Have frequent money conversations with your partner. Know your money values and let them guide your financial choices. Spoiler alert: these tips won’t...

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The Pros and Cons of Using Percentages in Your Budget

The Pros and Cons of Using Percentages in Your Budget

If you’re totally new to budgeting, you may have looked up beginner’s budgeting guides online and noticed something called “budget percentages.” Using budget percentages involves assigning a percentage out of one hundred to each category in your budget. Housing gets...

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Aligning Your Budget with Your Values

Aligning Your Budget with Your Values

“Every budget has a story.” We’ve mentioned that before on this blog, but it bears repeating. Why? Because we could all use the reminder that your budget is unique to your values. In working with so many couples and families over the past decade or so, one thing I’ve...

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