Counting out money for savings

How Much Should I Have in Savings?

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How Much Should I Have in Savings? From unexpected disasters to saving up for a dream vacation or home, a savings account is something everyone should have.  However, savings can be scary. Depending on your age, you may be thinking, “what if I don’t have enough? What will I do if something happens and I […]

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How to Open a Bank Account

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Opening a bank account for the first time can seem daunting. If you open the account in person, a banker is there to help you through the process. But you may or may not understand what you are agreeing to when you fill out the forms needed.  If you sign up for a bank account […]

What is inflation?

What Is Inflation? (Why Does it Matter?)

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Ever catch yourself saying “Man, I remember when you could get a burger for a dollar?” Then you, my friend, have got the basic gist of inflation. Stuff gets more expensive over time – it’s sad but true. I think back wistfully to when petrol cost less than $2 a litre or you could buy […]

Save or Splurge? 30 Bloggers on the 1 Thing They Always (and Never) Spend Money On

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“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” It’s one thing to talk about your financial priorities, but do they actually line up with reality? The proof is in the pudding. If you’re saving for a down payment but spend the majority of your disposable income […]

Earn More Or Spend Less, Which Should You Focus On?

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If you stop and think about it, there are two main parts to your personal money equation: what goes in, and what goes out. Or, in other words, what you make and what you spend. So should you focus on earning more or spending less? The argument for frugality There’s no arguing with the fact […]

What is Financial Independence?

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What is Financial Independence? Can Anybody Reach It? Very few people can honestly say they don’t need to earn a regular income to pay the bills. If this is you, you know what financial independence is all about. A common myth is that financial independence (FI) is only for the upper class. You know, “the […]

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15 Personal Finance Podcasts for Every Stage in Life

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Personal finance podcasts for every stage in life Personal finance podcasts seem to have exploded in recent times (or is it just me?) with more joining the scene all the time. Podcasts are a great way to soak up information on your commute, when you’re pottering around the house or just unwinding before bed. Some […]

7 Money Metrics You Should Be Tracking On The Regular

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How do you know if you’re really making progress with your finances? You don’t necessarily need to be across every cent and every market movement, but keeping track of a few key money metrics will tell you if you’re heading in the right direction. Numbers don’t lie! Keeping on top of these stats is pretty […]

Planning for Retirement at Any Age

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It’ѕ fіnаllу hарреnеd – after 40+ уеаrѕ іn thе workforce thе brаѕѕ rіng оf rеtіrеmеnt іѕ сlоѕе tо your rеасh. Hоwеvеr, before уоu mаkе thаt transition from thе daily grіnd tо ѕlееріng іn оn thе wееkdауѕ, do you know if уоu аrе really рrераrеd fоr the сhаngе? Hеrе аrе some things you should dо tо […]

What is APR - Annual Percentage Rate

What Is APR and How Does it Affect You?

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It seems that just about everything you purchase these days has mentions of APR, yet there’s not a lot of talk about what these 3 letters stand for, nor how they work. So I’m going to attempt to break it down to the best of my ability. Feel free to add any comments, tips or […]