Dollars & Sense

Renovating Your Home? Think Like a Project Manager to Stay in Budget

Renovating Your Home? Think Like a Project Manager to Stay in Budget

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / October 18, 2021 /

Listen to this week’s episode of the rich & REGULAR podcast about frugal house flipping and continue reading below for ways to think like a project manager and help get your renovation off on the right foot.

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3 Keys to Successful Investing

3 Keys to Successful Investing

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / October 11, 2021 /

You hear investing advice about how to time the market or make big gains before an inevitable market drop, but that information isn’t usually beneficial to the average long-term investor. You want to do what’s right, but with so much contradictory advice coming at you, you might be making decisions out of fear instead of…

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3 Ways to Avoid Overspending During the Holidays

3 Ways to Avoid Overspending During the Holidays

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / October 11, 2021 /

It’s OK to have a merry little Christmas this year.

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3 Steps to Move from a Fixed to a Growth Money Mindset

3 Steps to Move from a Fixed to a Growth Money Mindset

By Ellie Swift / October 6, 2021 /

According to Bankrate, 63% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $500 emergency. It’s clear that it’s more important than ever for us to look at managing our finances from a different angle.

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How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams

How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / October 4, 2021 /

If you’ve felt like the number of scammy emails coming through your inbox has risen in the last year, you’re not alone. The FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report states that there were 300,000 more internet crimes (phishing, non-payment/non-delivery scams or extortion) complaints in 2020 than in 2019. While it’s relatively easy to avoid the more…

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3 Reasons Couples Argue About Money (and How to Work Through Them)

3 Common Money Arguments (and How to Work Through Them)

By Emma Johnson / September 27, 2021 /

Here’s how to avoid the most common financial disagreements that drive couples apart.

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How to Know If You’re Financially Ready to Start a Business

How to Know If You’re Financially Ready to Start a Business

By Sara Gelsheimer / September 20, 2021 /

Are you ready to start a business? If so, you aren’t alone. In the wake of mass layoffs and resignations, the U.S. saw the number of new business applications surge to more than 4 million. COVID-19 might have been the catalyst for these new ventures, but how many of them will make it long term?…

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Getting Unstuck on Your Financial Journey: 4 Tips for Riding Out the Plateaus

Getting Unstuck on Your Financial Journey: 4 Tips for Riding Out the Plateaus

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / September 13, 2021 /

Fighting for something that won’t show returns for a long time—financial freedom, retirement or working toward a degree that will allow you to earn more money, to name a few—can feel like a never-ending fight that never declares a winner.

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Use Your Learning Style to Help You Get Better with Money

Use Your Learning Style to Help You Get Better with Money

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / September 6, 2021 /

Learning about money is a lifelong process. No one is born ‘good’ with money, and improving yourself and your finances takes effort and discipline.  Unfortunately, increasing your knowledge can sometimes feel like an overwhelming burden. It’s challenging to interpret current events and still hold on to your financial plan when the market fluctuates and things…

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How to Use Loss Aversion to Your Advantage

How to Use Loss Aversion to Your Advantage

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / August 30, 2021 /

We all need to consider both loss and risk when making financial decisions and learn to use them as tools that help us prepare for the future, not as topics that we shy away from out of fear or shame.

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