The Basics of Financial Planning

The Basics of Financial Planning

Do you wonder what you should do to get your financial planning ducks in a row?

If you answered yes, then you’re going to love all the info on the basics of financial planning this article brings. From budgets to estate plans. From insurance to proven money management plans. We have it all. And, once you read on, you will too.

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12 Things Dad Taught Us About Money

12 Things Dad Taught Us About Money

Want to hear a money-related dad joke? (The answer is always yes.)

Anyone who thinks talk is cheap must not be paying his teen's phone bill.

Want another? (Of course.)

You're spending so much money on coffee each month, it looks like your budget got mugged.

Mugged. Get it? Oh man.

But seriously, dads give us a ton of punny jokes and grilling tips, but they also pass down loads of wisdom. In honor of Father’s Day, we want to look into some of the dadisms many of us grew up hearing and see how they relate to budgeting. Here are 12 things Dad taught us about money. 

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How to Pay Off Debt Faster Than Ever

How to Pay Off Debt Faster Than Ever

Almost three out of four Americans say they’re burdened with debt.1 Whether or not you’re part of the majority here, it’s clear debt is quite common. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Besides, who wants to be common? Who wants to feel burdened?

That’s what debt does. It holds you back from excellence, from achieving your dreams, and from feeling peace.

But again: It doesn’t have to be this way. (Yes, we said it twice so it hits home.)

Not only do you not have to feel burdened by your bills, you also don’t have to spend your life owing money. You can pay off your debt. You can be the one in control of your money—not the lenders you’re borrowing from at a price that’s holding you back.

With these six tips, you can get rid of debt faster than ever. So here we go.

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How to Save for a Vacation in 6 Easy Steps

How to Save for a Vacation in 6 Easy Steps

Ahhhhh. Vacation. The time to get away from it all, sleep in a different bed, eat food someone else makes, and see new sites.

It’s fun. It’s relaxing. It’s budget-busting. Hold up!  Wait a minute on that last one, because it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to—and you shouldn’t—overspend or go into debt to enjoy a getaway.

Cash-flow your trip! It just takes planning ahead. We’re here to help by sharing how to save for a vacation in 6 easy steps.

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How to Create a Family Budget

How to Create a Family Budget

If you’re ready to get your family’s money managed once and for all, we’ve got good news—we know exactly where to start.

Budget.

It’s a simple six-letter word, but it doesn’t always seem simple to put into practice—especially when you’ve got kids. You’re busy, your money’s tight, and money talks are sometimes super awkward.

But you can create a family budget, no matter your time, income or emotional reservations. We’ll show you how in just nine steps.

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