Helpful Mobile Budgeting Tool Free For College Students
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The good people at You Need A Budget (YNAB) have made their budgeting solution free for college students; including part-time students.

Budgeting Lite
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With less than two minutes a day and a smartphone, Budgeting Lite will help you become more mindful about your spending and regain a sense of control over your finances.

Opening A Brokerage Account
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Opening an account is the first step in getting started in investing.

Money Management Lessons From a Relay Race
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Money meditations from the finish line.

Get Out Of Debt
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Getting out of debt is the first step to building real wealth.

What Charles Dickens Can Teach Us About Personal Finance
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My article, What Charles Dickens Can Teach Us About Personal Finance was recently featured on Yahoo Finance. Another title I considered for this article was The Micawber Principle: The Cornerstone of Financial Security.

The Complete Guide to Your Washing Machine
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The complete guide to saving money while washing your clothes. What temperature should the water be? What cycle should I use? What detergent should I use?

Budget? What Budget?
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Even if you just have an idea of where your money is going, you should still have a very good idea.

Useful Things You Can Do In 15-Minutes or Less
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How much can you save in 15-minutes? Ready. Set….

Financial Bucket List
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Some people have bucket lists with things like “Travel to Paris,” and “go skydiving,” but I have a bucket list of financial things to do.

Bucket List: Living Within Your Means
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So now, after encouraging you to save 10% for emergencies, 15% for financial independence (often called “retirement”), and 10% for long-term savings, we’ve whittled down your income to about 65%. This 65% is for day-to-day living.

The Complete Guide to Your Clothes Dryer
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The complete guide to saving money while drying your clothes. Should I air dry? Can I line dry inside? Is there ever a case when my dryer is cheaper?

The Complete Guide To Your Dishwasher
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The complete guide to saving money while getting your dishes clean. Does hand washing save money? Should I pre-wash? How full should I fill my dishwasher?

Do You Know What Your Appliances Cost You?
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“Don’t air condition the outside” and “Turn the lights off when you leave a room” are often quoted as proverbs of energy savings, but the real savings is in several other appliances.

Bucket List: A Bucket for the Unknown
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I opened my freezer and found, to my horror, my ice cream had turned to mush. Why? My refrigerator and freezer were broken. The expense for a new refrigerator was around $700. How could I have seen that expense coming?

Five Easy Ways To Save
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This kitten is frugal. Be more like this kitten.

Essential Financial Advice for College Graduates
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As the wife of a 2013 college graduate and a 2012 college graduate myself, I can boldly say this was the most helpful advice given to me.

The Dangers of Automated Payments
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This kitten knows how much she spends. Be more like this kitten.

Avoid Bad Purchases
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This kitten buys the coat not the coal. Be more like this kitten.

Budgeting: A Lesson In Alternative Currencies
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This kitten has a budget. Be more like this kitten.

Getting Started with Financial Planning: Step One
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This kitten lives below her means. Be more like this kitten.

More Than 25% of Americans Are Making a Financial Mistake
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If you look beyond the short term, making this move is pretty clearly worse than using a high-interest credit card to pay your bills.

When The Dog Bites, When The Bee Stings: A Budget For Your Least Favorite Things
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This kitten budgets for unknowns. Be more like this kitten.

How to Be Rich
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This kitten is rich by not spending rich. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on 401(k) Matches
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This kitten always gets his 401(K) match. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Free Fun Games
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This kitten knows how to have fun for free. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Honoring the Budget
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This kitten knows the difference between a want and a need. Be more like this kitten.

Mailbox: How to Get Silver Coins
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“Most people don’t know this, but right now there’s a loophole in the American banking system that enables you to exchange ordinary paper dollars for real silver coins.”

Financially Savvy Kittens on Smart Shopping
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This kitten delays major purchases. Be more like this kitten.

$ ?s: How Do I Determine Which Debts I Should Pay Off First?
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Two proven methods to pay off your debts – with gusto. Say goodbye to the stress, ANXIETY and late fees.

One Income: The Fiscal Challenges for Stay-At-Home Moms and Dads
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Financial planning means supporting the goals of stay-at-home parents to be with their children.

Mailbag: How Can I Get Started Gifting Appreciated Investments?
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Do I start planting investments and then refrain from giving for ten years?

Doctors Need Financial Planning Help, Too…
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How is the ‘financial health’ of most physicians? Most physicians put in long hours and due to lack of time neglect their own financial and retirement planning.

Squirrel Away Money While You Can
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Franco Modigliani won the Nobel Prize for a simple technique that squirrels know intuitively from birth. You have to squirrel away some nuts during times of plenty so you can survive during times of scarcity.

Before You Say “I Do”: Money & Marriage Exercise 3
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I highly recommend that you plan to live on one salary for the first several years. This is a challenge that too few couples accept.

$ ?s: Don’t Let Your First Paycheck Go to Waste
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Q: I recently landed a job that will allow me to begin saving. My company offers a 401(k) and a 3% match, but I also have college debts of $15,000 and a credit card balance of $650. How do you recommend I proceed?

Rich Dad, Saving Daughter
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Although sock drawers might be able to protect wealth from physical thieves, inflation is the dastardly villain who will raid it. As a child, I did not know of such economic forces let alone that they had an influence on my humble stash.

Rich Dad, Creative Daughter
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One reason that many people buy things that they could have done without is “functional fixedness.” Teach children to prevent unnecessary purchases by making efforts to help them see other possible uses of owned objects.

Rich Dad, Discerning Daughter
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My dad taught me the opportunity cost of a Barbie airplane, or what alternative opportunities I would be giving up when I bought it, like buying twelve Barbies.

Rich Dad, Wise Daughter
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For cheap or limited edition items, desire needs to undergo a trial other than the test of time and the Wait a Week principle should be modified.

Rich Dad’s Money, Rich Daughter’s Money
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If my parents had been in control of the purse strings, I would not have learned the value of money. To a child, “My Money” is valuable where “Your Money” is worthless.

Rich Dad, Patient Daughter
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With money in my pocket and impulse in my veins, I used to cherish our weekly trips to Toys ‘R’ Us. However, it was on the Barbie aisle under my parents’ guidance that I became a money-savvy kid with the millionaire mindset.

Stop Telling Yourself These Three Financial Lies
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Most of us rationalize why we can’t get our finances together right now. Many Americans prolong these excuses during their entire working careers. Here are three lies you must stop telling yourself in order to build a solid financial foundation.

Advisers’ Two Toughest Words: ‘Save More’
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“Even the wealthy aren’t setting aside enough, but changing behavior is a struggle.”

Motivating and Helping the Overspending Client
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Most financial planners have a difficult time helping clients reduce their spending habits and start saving.

The Wealth Blueprint for Financial Success
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I was asked to speak at the Leadership Development Center at the University of Virginia’s EAN Annual Conference on Thursday, August 4th 2001. I’ve collected links to all the resources I mentioned in that talk here in one place.

Financial Troubles Hit Home the Hardest
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Money worries are harming marriages and impairing health, according to a quarter of 1,400 married individuals polled online recently by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

Save 97 Percent of Any Windfall
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Surprisingly, studies show that onetime windfalls can actually impoverish you. They make you feel rich, which inevitably leads to overspending. But wealth is what you save, not what you spend.

For Valentine’s Day, Work on a Budget Together
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Couples who have worked together on a budget already agree on the big picture. Once they make the hard decisions about what will help further the family’s values, specific purchases in each category are much less critical.

Radio: Social Security Payroll Tax Cuts
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David Marotta discusses what to do with your “extra” money.

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