Six Most Commonly Missed Expenses for August

Six Most Commonly Missed Expenses for August

Can you hear that? School bells are ringing. Somehow summer’s nearly gone. (Where did it go?) Maybe you’re not ready for summer to end—but you should make sure your budget is!

If you’re still popping leftover firecrackers in denial that summer’s over, it’s time to move on. As you arrange your budget for all the change August can bring, think of these commonly overlooked expenses:

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8 Most Commonly Missed Expenses for July

8 Most Commonly Missed Expenses for July

With fireworks inevitably starting a week early at a neighbor’s house near you, July is bound to get the welcome it deserves.

We’re talking about the month packed with patriotic parties, cookouts, and weekends at the lake. With so much fun going on, it’s easy for certain events—and the costs that go with them—to sneak up on you. Not on our watch!

Here are some expenses to consider when creating your budget this month:

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6 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

6 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

You’re torn. You’d love to start building up your Christmas fund, paying down debt, or saving for an anniversary trip, but your budget’s already jam-packed.

You don’t want to commit to another full-time job to pump up your income. After all, your free time is precious to you.

But what if you didn’t have to overwork yourself to meet your budgeting goals? What if you didn’t even have to get a traditional second job? Here are six smart ways to make extra money without sacrificing all your down time.

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5 Budgeting Myths You May Be Telling Yourself

5 Budgeting Myths You May Be Telling Yourself

Have you ever felt like you’re too old or too young or just too plain tired and busy to try something new? Then, once you actually gave it a whirl, you realized how much you enjoyed it?

If so, you’re not alone. We tend to easily buy into lies—ahem, excuses—when we’re scared to try something for the first time.

Budgeting is no exception. Too many people are scared to budget, even though they’ve never really given it a chance. So if you’ve been telling yourself one (or all) of these budgeting myths, we’re here to set the record straight.

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