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Getting Started With Savings
I recommend maintaining three distinct types of savings accounts: an emergency fund (with 3-6 months’ worth of essential living expenses), a big-ticket item replacement fund (where you save for your next vehicle or to pay for a new furnace), and a periodic bills and expenses fund (where you save each month for bills and expenses that you’ll have to pay sometime in the year, such as an annual life insurance premium or Christmas gifts). You could open 3 separate accounts. Or, I use Capital One 360, where one account can be set up with numerous sub-accounts.

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Saving Money is All About the ‘Why’

I know a man who started saving for his daughter’s wedding when she was just a little girl. Long before she ever met the man she would marry her father was setting money aside for her special day, even when money was tight. Over the years, he could have spent more on himself, buying a […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Strategies for Tough Times, What Retirees Would Tell Their Younger Selves, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. 4 things you can do to make sound financial decisions in financially lean times (Christian Stewardship Network). Things aren’t exactly great in the economy right now. Here are some ways to cope. 10 steps you can take to keep advertisers from dictating your life […]

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Profitable Ideas: Rewriting Your Money Script, Becoming a Better Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to figure out your “money script” — and change the way you handle your finances (Money Ning). We all have conversations about money going on in our minds. Change the conversation and you could change your experience with money. The difference between busy and […]

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What Super Savers Do—And Why You Should, Too

A recent survey from TD Ameritrade highlighted some key differences between “super savers” and everyone else. The survey defined a “super saver” as someone who sets aside 20% or more of his or her income to save or invest. A peak into their financial lives offers good lessons for anyone who aspires to save more. […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Rude Awakening, When Robots Conduct Job Interviews, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. A rude awakening is coming for millions of new investors (Money). It seemed like it was so easy to make money in the stock market, until it wasn’t. About a third of people admit they’ve committed some form of financial infidelity (Acorns). And that’s […]

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Profitable Ideas: Mega-Deals in the Metaverse, Words of Minimalist Wisdom, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Metaverse real estate sales top $500 million, and are projected to double this year (CNBC). This may sound like a scene from the distant future, but it’s happening now. Don’t expect rising interest rates to boost your savings account (Wall Street Journal). Why loans […]

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