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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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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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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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How to Make Sure Your Budgeting Sticks

How to Make Sure Your Budgeting Sticks

While around 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% of us achieve them. Yikes. With that not-so-motivating statistic in mind, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions, if you’ve made any?  With everything we all experienced in 2020, it’s...

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Our Top 4 Tips for Budgeting With Uncertainty

Our Top 4 Tips for Budgeting With Uncertainty

Happy New Year! You know what the turn of the calendar means...it’s time to start a new budget for 2021. If you struggled with budgeting the past few months because of COVID-19, you’re definitely not alone. The uncertainty many of us faced — and continue to face every...

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Why Gratitude is Good for Your Finances

Why Gratitude is Good for Your Finances

How do you think about money? Do you find yourself worrying about how to make more of it? How to best use it to tackle your bills or build up your savings?  Another question for you: what if, instead of focusing on how to get more money, you focus on being thankful...

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Talking to Your Parents About Finances and the Future

Talking to Your Parents About Finances and the Future

The coronavirus has all of us thinking about the future. When will things get back to “normal?” When can we work and shop and go to school the way we used to? You probably have financial questions on the brain, too. Will I still be able to buy a home in the next year...

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What’s Your Money Personality?

What’s Your Money Personality?

We sure love labeling our personalities, don’t we? Ask someone about their Myers-Briggs type or Enneagram number, for example. Or how about the character they’re most like from The Office, or what kind of vacation they’re most likely to enjoy. We’re curious about our...

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