Financial Fitness
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3 Steps to Achieving Any Savings Goal

    I decided this morning on my way to work that I’m moving to Hawaii. Not tomorrow, but before I turn 40. I walk to work, so I am acutely aware of the weather. And this morning the weather feels more like I should...

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When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Accounts?

  According to a Harris poll conducted by the AICPA in March, 2012, the average adult checks their social media accounts such as Facebook or Twitter an average of six times per day. The same survey revealed that less than ...

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You’re Already Losing Money With These Habits. End Them Today

Recently, I’ve told you about my own personal plight to change negative financial habits in my life. I changed my credit card settings, and I’m working on living smarter in a post-cash world. This last week, though,...


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The Frugal Career Girl: No More Impulse Buys

We’ve all been there. The candy bar we didn’t realize how badly we needed until we are standing in the checkout line. The purse that we knew we didn’t need, but was 50% off. The trip to Target for laundry dete...

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Guidelines Financial Planners Use

  April is Financial Literacy Month! In honor, I’d like to share the guidelines I use to answer the questions I frequently field as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM. People often ask me, “How much should I be saving?”...

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Buy Seasonally and Save BIG Money

Saving money isn’t always about finding the best deals or sales, sometimes it’s about buying at the right time! Our friends at Real Simple are giving you the full guide on “The Best Time to Buy Essentials̶...


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6 Times We Overspend (and How to Stop)

Overspending happens to all of us. Even when we think we have a budget set-in-stone, there are certain times in our lives when overspending seems close to inevitable. Our friends at LearnVest recently compiled six of these high...

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15 Ways to Save Money While Going Green

Our friend Allie LeFevere is one of our absolutely can’t miss bloggers, and her article last week on “15 Tips to Save Money While Going Green” was inspiring! We all want to help the environment, but often envi...

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Is Now The Time To Buy A Home?

  Two magazines arrived in my mailbox last week telling me that NOW is the time to buy a home; the real estate market has bottomed out and prices are starting to go back up. That whole buy low, sell high adage? This is buy...


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This Week, Try a Spending Cleanse

Spending. I use that word intentionally. There’s buying….there’s shopping…there’s paying…and separate of those two things is spending. Let’s take a minute to talk about the differences ...