Get Your Finances in Order before the New Year

5 Things to Do with Your Money before the New Year

No, this is not another article about how to save money on gifts. There are already way too many people out there whose only “financial” thought right now is whether to buy their nephew an expensive new iPad or stick with a cheaper video game. And while that’s an important decision, there are also a number of personal financial loose ends that you should be taking care of before the end of the year.

Here are some ways to save (or at least not lose) your hard-earned money.

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Money Saving Ideas

How to Save Money: Small Cutbacks that Add Up

You often hear stats about how if you give up that morning cup of coffee at Starbucks, you’ll be saving x dollars per year. That’s great, but some of us just aren’t ready to give up that shot of energy in the morning. That’s okay! There are many other small changes you can make in your life that can add up to big savings over time. Here are a few to consider.

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Debt Management Help for Couples

Money Lessons from “Til Debt Do Us Part”

Ninety percent of marriages that end in divorce fail, at least in part, because of money problems. Now, there is a TV show on CNBC called “Til Debt Do Us Part” that helps couples in financial crisis get their financial lives in order. Find out what kind of money troubles this show tackles and what lessons we can all learn from the experiences of couples highlighted there.

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How to Organize Automatic Payments

How to Idiot-Proof Your Automatic Payments

Automatic bill payment is one of the best ways to immediately alleviate pressure of billing due dates and late payments. Automatic payments mean that your bill collectors will deduct a payment amount from your bank account automatically on a set day each month, without you having to think about it or do a thing more than sign up. By not having to remember to send in checks to all of your billers, you will remain on time for every bill and never incur a late fee again. Of course, this system could create problems if it is set up improperly, so today we explore six ways to idiot proof your automatic payments.

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Money Saving Tips for College Students

8 Money-Saving Tips for College Students

For most college students, this is the first time you are managing a budget and incurring debt. Developing cost-saving habits will allow you to live more comfortably as you pursue your degree and help you continue to live well after you graduate. So whether you’re saving up to throw a killer tailgate party for Homecoming or just paying tuition for next semester, here are a few tips for keeping your budget under control.

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