Dollars & Sense

3 Smart Money Moves for Your Tax Refund or Stimulus Check

3 Smart Money Moves for Your Tax Refund or Stimulus Check

By Anthony ONeal / July 22, 2021 /

Got more money than you know what to do with? Here’s how to handle pleasant monetary surprises.

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4 Smart Money Moves to Plan for Financial Security

4 Smart Money Moves to Plan for Financial Security

By Odaro Aisueni / July 21, 2021 /

No. 2: Create an emergency fund, but don’t abuse it.

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What Is a Brokerage Account and Do You Need One?

What Is a Brokerage Account and Do You Need One?

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / July 19, 2021 /

You’ve fully met your employer’s matching funds in the company 401(k) and have a robust emergency fund—good job. The next step in your financial journey may be to open a brokerage investment account to make the most of your available investing funds. Brokerage accounts can be a great option to round out your investment portfolio…

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How to Choose the Best College Savings Accounts

How to Choose the Best College Savings Account

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / July 12, 2021 /

Choosing the best college savings account for your child can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

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How to Experience Luxury in Everyday Life

How to Experience Luxury in Everyday Life

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / July 5, 2021 /

Not only is the anticipation of an event or splurge just as fun (or sometimes more fun!) than the experience, but having something to look forward to lets us recommit to the rest of our financial goals.

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16 Rich Habits

16 Rich Habits

By Tom Corley / June 29, 2021 /

The differences between the rich and poor are simple, but not insignificant.

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How to Say No to Someone Asking for Money

How to Say No to Someone Asking for Money

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / June 28, 2021 /

When someone asks to borrow money, we can feel guilty and maybe even ashamed when we don’t immediately say yes—even if giving them money would put us in financial hardship.

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The One Thing You Never Hear About Building Wealth

The One Thing You Never Hear About Becoming Wealthy

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / June 28, 2021 /

Thriving often starts with surviving.

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3 Smart Money Moves to Make Before Starting a Business

3 Smart Money Moves to Make Before Starting a Business

By Sara Gelsheimer / June 24, 2021 /

There will always be moments that don’t go as planned with a new business. But making strategic decisions before opening your doors will help you avoid some of the common pitfalls.

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Want Financial Security? Prepare for the Worst

Want Financial Security? Prepare for the Worst

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / June 14, 2021 /

Very often, we’re told to “think positive,” which usually means pushing aside any fear or negative emotions with a Pollyanna-ish positivity that doesn’t leave room for the reality of a situation.

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