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  • Fighting inflation: How to save more on your weekly grocery bill

    April 11, 2022 | Saving

    With food costs soaring, along with everything else, try these tips to lower spending

  • Cutting Back

    March 28, 2022 | Saving

    Some ways to save on healthcare

     

    According to a recent study, 50 percent of Americans admitted to skipping a doctor or dentist visit because it was too expensive. While medical care can be costly, there are ways to make it more affordable. Here are some tips to keep things in check.

  • How to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck and finally get ahead

    March 07, 2022 | Saving

    Take these 5 steps toward a more financially secure future

    A report released in the spring of 2021 showed that more than half of Americans – some 56% – said they were living paycheck-to-paycheck. Other research, including that performed for my book “The Difference” produced similar findings.

    What does that mean exactly?

  • Get Back- How to Make Sure You Hit Your End-of-Year Savings Goals

    December 20, 2021 | Saving

    How to make sure you hit your end-of-year savings goals

    Believe it or not, 2021 is coming to a close. That means it’s time to think about your end-of-the-year savings goals. Are you going to reach them all? None of them? Some of them? Here’s some tips for getting things back on track to hit those goals.

  • Digital Clippings

    December 14, 2021 | Saving

    A look at the best coupon apps

    The way people find deals when shopping has changed. For the most part, the days of clipping paper coupons are gone. Now, when you want to save while shopping, you download an app. Here’s a look at some of the best.

  • 5 Good Habits To Continue Post-Pandemic

    June 21, 2021 | Saving

    The phrase “grow through what you go through” certainly hits home for the lifestyle choices we can continue to make when the global health pandemic eventually fades. As the number of those vaccinated for COVID-19 surges in the United States, the path to a more normal future seems closer than ever.

  • How to make up retirement ground if the pandemic set you back

    May 25, 2021 | Saving

    If you haven’t been saving as much as you would like for retirement because of the global health pandemic or other life challenges, don’t panic. You can make changes starting today to grow your nest egg for a more financially comfortable tomorrow.

    Remember, saving for retirement is important because Social Security was never meant to to be our sole means of support once we hit our golden years. The estimated average Social Security retirement benefit in 2021 is $1,543 a month, according to the AARP. Generally, those who earn more in their lifetime should be able to receive more, but only up to a certain point. So it’s important to tuck away as much as you can while you’re working.

  • The best way to use your stimulus check or tax refund

    April 06, 2021 | Saving

    Tax season has officially arrived. For nearly 75 percent of Americans, that means receiving a refund from the IRS of the taxes that were overpaid throughout the previous year. With the average check or direct deposit for individuals coming in at $2,700 for the most recent filing season, chances are you could expect to receive a tidy sum after completing your 2020 returns.

    How you should spend these funds, whether it’s from taxes or a pending stimulus check or even both, really depends on your financial situation.

  • Move Your Mind

    January 07, 2021 | Saving

    It’s easy to procrastinate when it comes to your financial goals. There’s always something that comes up, something that needs the money, something unexpected. Never mind that goal of retiring with a nice chunk of change. Never mind that goal of buying your first home. It’s all too comfortable to stay in that “one day down the line” mentality because money seems fleeting at times. Here’s how to break out of that mindset and make progress toward your financial goals.

  • How to Recession-Proof Your Budget

    September 24, 2020 | Saving

    The coronavirus has hurt the nation’s economy and it has likely impacted your finances as well. While a recession is out of your control, you can take steps to tighten things up at home. Here are some tips to recession-proof your budget.

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