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Consumers Don't Know Personal Finances

Gail Cunningham

When we were in school, an average or failing grade would have meant big trouble for us at home, often resulting in our parents putting us into "time-out" -- and that may be just what some fiscally irresponsible adults need. An NFCC survey allowed consumers to grade themselves on their knowledge of personal finance, and 34 percent -- more than 7... more

5 Steps to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Cash payment in hand.

Are you living from paycheck to paycheck? If so, you are not alone. But the sooner you break free from this cycle, the sooner you can start on a path toward financial security. It takes some hard work, but this is an achievable goal for most people. Let's take a look at how to break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck and start workin... more

How to Create a Budget That You'll Actually Keep

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"Budget" is a word that most people would like to delete from their vocabulary — and according to a recent survey, many people have. A survey performed by Ipsos Public Affairs for legal website found that 61 percent of Americans either don't have a household budget or have difficulty sticking to one. If this sounds familiar, or y... more

10 Things You Need to Know about Saving in March

Putting money in a piggy bank. | Mar 12, 2014

March: Comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, which is an easy way to remember that you'll likely find the best savings of the year on lamb this month in the grocery store — I'm not lyin'. 1. March Is National Frozen Food Month Frozen foods can be a good value year-round, particularly if you pair manufacturer coupons with in-stor... more

The Best Cities for Saving Money in 2014

Traffic in Atlanta | Mar 07, 2014

Not surprisingly, most finance experts say saving money should be a top priority. A $10,000 emergency fund, 15 percent of income siphoned away for retirement — you're expected to set aside a considerable chuck of income for the future, but what if you don't have it now? Currently, the average savings account rate according to the GOBankingR... more

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