Basics of Financial Planning

How Can I Save ‘Big Money’ While Moving?

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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When planning to move, it’s easy to let stress take over - sometimes so much that you miss ways you could be saving. There are a lot of factors that go into moving, such as are you changing states, what time of year will you be relocating, and how much stuff are you taking? The American Moving and Storage Association says that the average cost of an interstate household move is about $4,300 and the average cost of an intrastate move is about $2,300. With moving expenses on the rise each year, we’ve highlighted a few ways you can keep your money in your pocket and have your stress-reduced before, after, and during your move.

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The 3 Most Important (Retirement Savings) Questions to Ask Every Year

We're coming into the busiest time of year, and naturally your schedule may be filling up with family gatherings, delicious food, and year-end adventures. 

Before you get consumed by holiday parties and egg nog, take a moment and ask yourself these three questions to make sure you are ringing in the New Year knowing your retirement plan is in good order and up to date.

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How to Budget When You Don't Get a Regular Paycheck

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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Creating a successful budget can be hard enough when you have a consistent income, but what if your salary is a little more on the unpredictable side? One month you may be flush with cash to cover your bills, while the next doesn't stack up quite as well. More than 40% of workers are either self-employed, temp-associates, freelancers, or independent contractors and if you're someone earning variable income, it can be a challenge to maintain your cash flow. That's why the concept of budgeting is so important! Learning to master your money habits, building a substantial emergency fund, creating a "spending account", and cutting unnecessary expenses are just a few simple steps to take to better prepare yourself while employed in a freelancing-style position. Below we'll walk you through strategies on how to cover your necessities while still keeping a cash reserve on hand with a fluctuating paycheck. 

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Credit Card Considerations:  4 Things You Might Be Forgetting

Chances are you have been wooed by a credit card company at some point in your life. Whether through promises of amazing rewards, low-interest rates, or payment forgiveness, credit card companies will do almost anything to get your business. Plus, credit cards have become an everyday necessity for many people, as illustrated by the fact that the average U.S. household held over $15,000 in credit card debt in 2015.

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