Category Archives: Managing Your Money

Why You Should Save More Than You Spend on Fun

Did you ever watch that episode of SpongeBob where he sings the ‘FUN’ song to Plankton? Each letter stands for something. From what I recall, one verse goes something like, “F is for friends who do stuff together/U is for you and me/N is for anywhere and anytime at all/down here in the deep blue sea!”

SpongeBob knew that fun is really important, and I agree. Fun, like health and good friends, makes your life better. Another thing that makes your life better is saving. And while spending money on fun can be a worthwhile expense, it should never eclipse your savings rate.

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How to Focus on Meaningful Spending in 3 Steps

Have you ever been intentional about your spending? Even if you keep a budget – have you gone through your expenses to make sure you’re getting enough value out of them?

If not, it’s time to learn how you can incorporate meaningful spending into your life. Why? Because meaningful spending will alter your finances in a positive way. We’re breaking it down into 3 easy steps!

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How to Use Credit Cards Like a Smart Person

I like to consider myself a smart person. On paper I look pretty good- B.A from a good school, experience in several different industries ranging from education to nonprofits to food service, some accolades from college.

Perhaps I flatter myself, but you might think, “Hey. That girl seems smart. She probably knows how to use credit cards.” And you would be right…but it came at a cost. $1,200 to be exact.

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How to Adjust Your Lifestyle to Save More

You can never be too rich. Isn’t that how the saying goes? While not all of us are lucky enough to be raking in the big bucks, there are a few simple ways to make your money last a little longer. At first glance you may think your budget is already stretched thin but let’s take a closer look. There are almost definitely a few more pennies that can be pinched out of there. Continue reading

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