Financial Resolutions for the New Year

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

As the New Year unfolds, you may be ready to make some fresh money resolutions to get your financial house in order. Whether you want to save more money in 2019, get your budget on track, or improve your credit score, now is a great time to set some clear goals and start creating a stronger economic future.

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5 Hard Truths About Buying Real Estate

Excited Family Explore New Home On Moving Day

Maybe you’ve bought a house in your day, so you feel like a real estate expert. But even some experienced buyers don’t know everything, though, which is why it’s always good to do your homework before buying or selling another piece of property. It’s time to get real and face the facts, here are five things you probably didn’t know about real estate.

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5 Holiday Shopping Ideas When Money is Tight

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

According to the National Retail Federation, the average American plans to spend more than $1,000 during the current holiday season. That’s a 4.1% increase over last year’s figures. Doling out all that cash can put a serious strain on your budget. From planning family dinners to finding those perfect gifts, the shopping season that began on Thanksgiving and runs until December 25 can seem financially overwhelming.

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Create a Financial Strategy for Budgeting and Saving

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

If budgeting and saving money seem like difficult tasks to conquer, perhaps the issue is that you’ve not yet created a financial strategy for achieving these goals. Here are some ideas to  improve your savings, and make you a better budgeter, by creating a financial strategy that works for your lifestyle.

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Back-to-School Shopping Tips

Plan ahead, spend wisely, stay secure.

Like many retail events, the back-to-school shopping season seems to start earlier and earlier. Here are ways to focus on buying only what you need, finding good values and keeping your financial information safe when shopping online or in stores.                                   Continue reading

Best Ways to Send Money Internationally

When sending money from the U.S. to friends or family abroad, your first thought might be to rush to the bank. But banks’ average fees for international money transfers are around $43, and their foreign exchange rates and delivery speeds aren’t the best.

Here are details on some of the top providers to consider for sending international money transfers.

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