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Need Cash Before Your Next Paycheck?
When you’re in need of immediate cash, whether it’s for an unexpected expense or a business that doesn’t accept credit cards, you can be left wondering what to do and who to turn to for help. Know your options.
How to Make a Budget
Making a personal budget can seem overwhelming, but we’ve broken it down to 10 simple steps to help you take control of your finances.
Earning Ideas for a Cash Infusion
Sooner or later, you may encounter a sudden need for additional cash. If you're trying to avoid taking on debt to pay for a large purchase, here are a few ideas to get you started.
What Are Common Types of Unexpected Expenses?
Whether it’s a medical emergency, a car breakdown, or a burst pipe, the unexpected can cause a strain on your budget and your daily routine. Planning can help you be better prepared for unexpected expenses, including knowing what options may help you budget during an emergency.
Reducing Stress of Living Paycheck to Paycheck
When bills are due before payday arrives, choices may get expensive and painful. High-interest credit card borrowing? Late-payment fees? If this happens to you, you’re not alone. We have some advice that may help.
Tips for Tracking Savings and Spending
In today's world, much of our spending is done by card or online. It can be easy to swipe and go, or connect your bank account for one-click purchases, and not think twice about it. Take a look at these money habits that can help you better track your spending.
Budgeting For a New Pet
There’s nothing quite like the love, or even companionship, that you receive from a pet, but most people don't anticipate the additional costs and maintenance that can come with having one. Learn more about the real costs of pet ownership.
How to Help Manage Money Stress
Living paycheck to paycheck can be stressful. Whether it's managing an unexpected expense, paying on past due bills, or trying to control your debt - we have tips for how to relieve your money stress.
Stretch Your Paycheck to Fit Your Lifestyle
Learn from financial writers such as Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, founder of Making Sense of Cents, and Rachel Schneider, co-author of The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty on how to make your current income fit your lifestyle.
Four Ways to Stop Overspending Online
If you’ve made an impulsive online purchase you regretted the next day, you’re not alone. It can be easy to get caught up in social media ads or that follow-up email with items you left in your shopping cart. We have tips on how you can take back control of your spending.
Balancing Your Checking Account (Worksheet)
If you prefer to write down all your expenses on paper, we understand. Everyone manages their finances differently, which is why we have a worksheet to help you manage and balance your checking account.
Managing Your Money During Hard Times
Staying on track with your savings goals during economic uncertainty can be hard. Here are five actions you can take right now.
Managing Finances After A Job Loss
Have you recently lost your job or a steady stream of income? If so, you’re not alone. Here are five steps you can take right now to help.
How to Help Reduce Your Medical Bill Costs
Hit with huge bills after an injury or illness? As unsettling as numbers like that can be, it’s important to keep in mind that there are ways to bring those balance due amounts down. These strategies can help.
How to Manage Healthcare Costs
Getting medically treated when you're not feeling well shouldn't leave you with a feeling of regret, due to the fear of what being treated might cost. Here are some strategies to help you minimize the uncertainty in how much your next medical bill may be.
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