Posts Tagged ‘budget’

5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start.   Get on budget.  Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax income and subtracting fixed monthly expenses. Then…

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The Importance of a ‘Fun Fund’

by Claudia Esguerra, CUNA MoneyMix blogger Have you ever gone on a diet and not given yourself a ‘free’ day (or a ‘cheat day’ as some may call it)? What happens after the first few days of walking the line and eating absolutely clean? Well, for some of us, that box of Oreos we forgot…

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Back-to-School: Plan Your Budget

Back to school means expenses!  Clothes, shoes, and school supplies can drain a budget quickly. According to The National Retail Federation, the average family with school-aged children spends $674 on back-to-school items–clothes, shoes, supplies, and electronics–each year. It’s no wonder setting a budget is essential for all parents with school-bound youngsters. To avoid falling into…

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