Category Archives: saving money

Four tips for building an emergency fund

Planning for emergencies is like buying insurance: you pay into an account and hope you’ll never have to use it. But life happens. Cars break down. Roofs leak. Kids get injured. Having money in the bank to cover those unexpected … Continue reading

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Don’t underestimate the power of curb appeal

If you want to improve your home’s market value, curb appeal matters. The condition of your front yard, entry area, driveway, and sidewalks will color the impression of everything else a potential buyer sees during a visit. Homes with great … Continue reading

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2018 HSA limits announced

The IRS recently announced the 2018 inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts. For 2018, taxpayers can contribute up to $3,450 (up from $3,400 in 2017) for single coverage, or up to $6,900 (up from $6,750 in 2017) for family coverage. … Continue reading

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Teach your kids that credit cards are useful but not free

While credit cards can be very useful financial tools, the borrowed money is not “free.” Here are two opportunities to share that lesson with your kids. When choosing a card. Show your kids the entire credit card lifecycle. Explain that … Continue reading

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Do you track your spending?

A 2016 Financial Literacy Survey conducted by Harris Poll concluded that 40% of Americans track spending with a budget. That number has been pretty much the same for the past decade. Are you one of those 40%? Or are you … Continue reading

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What’s your financial capability?

According to the National Financial Capability Study, key components of financial capability include making ends meet, planning ahead, managing financial products, and financial knowledge and decision making. The study found that 48% of the 27,000 U.S. adults surveyed during 2015 … Continue reading

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