3 Financial Items You NEED This New Year

Happy New Year! Doesn’t it feel great to be starting a new year? You can leave the old junk behind and start fresh. This New Year, instead of giving anything up, I want to give YOU 3 financial items to enhance your life. Ready to become financially stable this year?

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Bonus: Financial State of the Union 2018

What a whirlwind 2018 was financially and otherwise. Are the years starting to blend together? I can’t believe it is 2019. A lot has happened this year economically that may make a difference in the way you invest and think about money. Today, I’m going to be breaking down the top financial stories from 2018:

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Financial FOMO

Does scrolling through instagram give you anxiety? Does flipping through facebook make you feel less than? Does pinterest make you dream of a life you don’t have? Social media can be a fantastic place to give you inspiration but if you are not where you want to be it can leave you downright depressed.

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How Do I Automate My Bills?

Automating your bills is the key to keeping your financial life happy, healthy, and most importantly, debt-free. However, when it comes to automating, many don't know where to start or what it even means. Here are our 4 tips for automating your expenses:

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Do I Need Life Insurance?

Who loves paying insurance? No one. Who loves insurance when a disaster happens? Everyone. I rarely get asked about life insurance because let’s face it, no one likes to think about the time that it may come in handy. However, if you have dependents, life insurance is a must. Today I will be breaking down what life insurance is and if it is right for you:

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Last Minute Christmas Budget 🎄(+ free printable!)

Who waits until the last minute to do their Christmas shopping? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ hint: I do! If you’re like me, your credit card will be as full as your stomach was on Thanksgiving. If you want to get serious with your Christmas budget, follow these 4 steps to avoid a holiday spending hangover:

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Financial Advice For Founders

The holidays always spur on great gatherings, great conversations, and possibly, great business ideas! Last year, I did an Ask Me Anything for individuals who want to become business owners. The number one questions when becoming a business owner is “where am I going to get the money?” Below, I respond to their (and maybe your) most burning questions about taking the leap into becoming an entrepreneur financially:

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Your 401k Options When You Leave a Job

So, you left your job for another opportunity. Congratulations! You have given your two weeks and are ready to move on. You may have said goodbye to coworkers, grabbed a happy hour, and packed up your desk. Did you remember to check what your options are with your 401k before you left?

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Average Joes That Made it Big!

Do you do a happy dance when your paycheck comes in or are you already thinking of the bills you have to pay with it? Are you grateful when you have cash on hand or are you thinking of how fast it’s going to be gone? It’s time for you to switch your money mindset and get inspired. Below are 5 stories of average joe’s that became not so average:

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When to Quit Taking Other People's Money

We’ve all been in a bad financial position. No matter what our station is in life, someone has helped us get somewhere financially. This could be in the form of a loan, a gift, or even a $20 bill. Often times, this loan or gift turns into more loans or gifts. The cycle we have started may feel good at first but can be difficult to break out of. When is it time to quit taking other people’s money?

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How to Stop Emotional Spending

Ahh...the feel of a new purchase, a brand new, shiny object here to improve life. Buying can feel so good. It feels so good until panic, denial, and frustration set in after receiving a credit card bill. This is the trap of emotional spending. To stop emotional spending in its tracks you need to know the warning signs: 

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Back to School, Back to Old Habits?

Whether you have graduated or are currently in school, August still brings a whimsical "back to school" feel. We start tidying up our summer selves and hunker down and get serious about the rest of the year. During this process, we look for a routine to cling to, something familiar that will settle us. Are we settling back into bad financial habits? 

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Save Yourself Stress (Invest in this ONE Thing)

Investing should really be about saving yourself future stress. It seems counterintuitive assuming most people get stress from investing. However, the stress from not having enough money in retirement can be crippling. If you want to save yourself a ton of stress, try investing in this one security.

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Facts About Your 401k

If you work in the private sector, you have probably heard of a 401k plan. However, you might not know what it is, how it works, or why you invest. Today, we're going to be filling you in on facts about your 401k that you may not know: 

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5 Perks of a 529 Plan

College has become one seriously expensive endeavor. Did you know the cost of attending college has gone up 260% in the past 30 years? What was once affordable now seems like a daunting expense. However, saving for college can be something you can do before, during, and after school. Why? The perks of a 529 Plan of course.

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