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Did you just graduate from college? Do you have a student loan? Paying off a student loan as quickly as possible is an important step to help you find financial freedom…
renter save money
Renting an apartment versus owning a home can often mean you have less control over your environment. When it comes to energy savings, however, there are still plenty of steps…
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By the time Erin Merritt started writing a business plan to open her own pharmacy, she had internships and work experiences at 14 different dispensaries under her belt. But, when she…
asian couple on couch looking at a smartphone
When you get married, you begin sharing a lot more than just closet space, vacations and chores. You also embark on a shared financial life. Depending on how you structure your…
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Although the average U.S. wedding now costs more than $31,000, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study, what’s the fun in being “average”? With some planning and a little creativity,…
Bridesmaids Groomsmen in line
It’s an honor when a good friend or family member asks you to be a bridesmaid or groomsman in their wedding. However, it’s also a financial responsibility. Depending on the wedding budget,…
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Regardless of your spending habits, emergency funds should be an important piece of a sound financial plan. You may never know when you might encounter a trip to the hospital or some…
Looking to Retire at 43? Couple Shares 6 Investment Tips for Early Retirement
Robert and Robin Charlton did what some people may think is impossible: They retired at the age of 43 back in 2006. They are now enjoying a life of traveling…
3 Ways to Prioritize Debt and Save Money in Your 20s
In the early years of your adult life, debt can add up quickly. From paying back student loans to buying a car to purchasing a home, expenses may add up…
Father and daughter harvesting beans in their garden
Growing your own vegetables can give you access to fresh, local produce right in your backyard — but can it help you save money on your grocery bill? According to a report…