Retirement Savings: How to Boost Your Investments

Retirement Savings: How to Boost Your Investments

Retirement can seem like tomorrow’s problem. But that kind of thinking will leave you working hard for your money—for the rest of your life. Properly saving for retirement now gets you on the path to golden years of glory.

You can boost your investments and make retirement savings the priority it deserves to be. Just follow these nine tips.

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How to Get the Raise You Want

How to Get the Raise You Want

Getting a root canal, going on a blind date, and asking for a raise. What do these three things have in common? They make the majority of us super uncomfortable. While this article isn’t going anywhere near those first two things, that last one—we can help you there!

We know you work hard for your money. And some days it feels like there’s not enough of it to go around. You think to yourself, If only I had a raise, I could save more money, pay off debt, start investing in my retirement, and (insert other money goal here). We get it.

So here’s info on how to get the raise you want, both by finding more money you already have and moving up at work.

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EveryDollar Features to Help You With Math

EveryDollar Features to Help You With Math

Some of you reading this are number wizards—just seeing the word calculation thrills you. Some are in the middle. And for some of you, well . . . math brings back terrifying memories of test questions asking whether a square is also a rhombus, or the other way around.

No matter your love, neutrality, or hate of arithmetic, you probably wouldn’t mind if your budgeting tool made some of the math simpler and more automatic, right? You’re busy balancing life and busting down money goals. Let us do the heavy math-lifting. 

Using EveryDollar gives you a streamlined budgeting process. This includes features that help with math, like the three we want to shout out here.

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July Challenge: Christmas in July

How to Budget for an All Cash Christmas

Did you know Christmas used to be celebrated for 12 days? (Hence the song.) Imagine that holiday bill. Twelve long days of presents, feasting, stocking stuffers, figgy pudding, indigestion and tinsel. Seriously. Seven swans a-swimming sounds like no small expense.

Though Christmas is technically now just the one day, your budget might feel like it’s still 12. The multiple celebrations and costs can really add up. If you wait until December to prep your money, you might feel like coal is your only option.

Avoid the coal. We’ve got six steps you can take to budget for an all cash Christmas. That way, after all’s said and done on December 25, you’ll be sitting in a pile of wrapping paper and memories, not debt. Because the world may tell you charging all those gifts then paying them off well into March is normal—but buck the norm. After all, Rudolph was weird, and he saved Christmas.

If you want a legit perfect ending to a perfect day, start now, start here:

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