personal finances

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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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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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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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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The New Graduate's Guide to Personal Finance

The New Graduate’s Guide to Personal Finance

By Sarah Paulk / May 22, 2021 /

We know that prevention is the most effective way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s why we wear seatbelts, visit the doctor for checkups and exercise. But prevention is just as important for our financial well-being too. Learning how to manage your finances before money mistakes happen can help you avoid easy-to-make slip-ups like dings…

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How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Money

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Money

By Julien Saunders and Kiersten Saunders / May 10, 2021 /

Talking to your parents about their finances can be a difficult moment in an adult child’s life. What should be a straightforward and practical discussion about numbers is often clouded with emotions and memories. It’s essential to have these discussions before a tragic event occurs; however, broaching the subject can be tricky. In this week’s…

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