5 Household Budgeting Mistakes to Avoid

Building a household budget is much like laying a foundation of your financial plan. You have to make sure that the foundation is strong and well planned. With some common mistakes, your household can quickly fall apart and this can have a cascading effect on your...

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Cut the Cord

Last year I finally took the leap and cut the cord. I can say I am now happily cable free. Obviously, the main reason I cut the cord was due to the insane monthly cable charges that seem to be on an upward trend. The fact that monthly cable charges are increasing year...

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Nettalk Internet Phone

Nettalk is a VOIP service that allows you to make phone calls just like any traditional landline, the only difference is that it’s over the internet. You may be skeptical about VOIP service, I was too at first, but I have been using Nettalk for about three years now...

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Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

This is a situation that surprisingly large number of people find themselves in, a situation where we live paycheck to paycheck. By living paycheck to paycheck I mean barely paying the bare necessities every month like rent and bills. Those who are in this situation...

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5 Signs your Debt is Out of Control

Most of us carry some sort of debt at any given time. Debt lets us spend beyond our means, it lets us buy things that we otherwise not afford. It allows us to buy houses and cars, but as you may have heard there is no such thing as a free lunch and that applies to...

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7 Money Saving Tips

Here is a list of some money saving tips that we think are worth a look. Set-up automatic savings: Saving through automatic savings is an easy and convenient way to save. To set-up automatic savings, instruct your bank to take a certain percentage directly from your...

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7 Budgeting Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes from time to time, even if you are a budgeting veteran. The best way to avoid mistakes is to know what are the pitfalls and try to avoid them. Below is a list of budgeting mistakes to avoid: 1.      Expenses You will never be able to budget if you...

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Living on a Budget

If this is your first budget, then you will soon find out that living on a budget can be a struggle. The first step to living on a budget is to figure out your income and expenses. You need to know what’s coming in and going out. A budget will help you take control of...

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How to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

Credit cards are convenient and an easy payment method used all over the world. Credit card use has been increasing year after year, however with this popularity comes increasing dangers of credit card fraud. There are always those who are looking for ways to obtain...

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7 Credit Card Fees to Avoid

All credit cards come with a whole range of fees but there is no need to be afraid of the fees. There are ways to avoid these fees. Here is a list of some of the credit card fees and how to avoid them. Annual Fees Some credit cards charge annual fees for holding a...

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Save?

Should I pay off debt or save? This question will come up every time anyone with debt is building a financial plan. You may be asking should I pay off my debt before I start saving or should I save first? Or you may be wondering if you should do both at the same time....

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Tips to Reduce Car Insurance

After moving to Canada I was shocked at car insurance rates. I had paid more in insurance costs in six months than my car was worth. While I thought my car insurance was high, I was not alone and certainly not paying as high as a lot of drivers out there. Then came...

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