Dollars & Sense

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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3 Financial Tips to Consider Before Pursuing Your Passion Full Time

3 Financial Tips to Consider Before Pursuing Your Passion Full Time

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

Here’s how to transition financially toward entrepreneurship.

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How to Create a Personal Financial Plan

How to Create a Personal Financial Plan

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / August 23, 2021 /

This quiet reflection time is essential to see things clearly and create the life you want for yourself, not just what society tells you is important.

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

By SUCCESS Staff / August 13, 2021 /

It’s important to teach your kids financial literacy because they see you spend money, but they don’t know how to create it, keep it or invest it.

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Writing Your Money Story—the First Step to Financial Freedom

Writing Your Money Story—the First Step to Financial Freedom

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / August 9, 2021 /

You may have heard people in the personal finance space discussing their money stories—the impressions we gain about money from our parents in our early years—and how those stories impact our adult lives. It can take time to parse out all the elements of your particular money story, but the benefits can help you see…

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