It’s a Money Thing: Pay Yourself First … Automatically

Like going to the gym or eating a healthy diet, saving money is one of those concepts that’s simple to grasp but weirdly challenging to put into practice. We understand its benefits. We agree that it’s essential to our wellbeing. We know that it’s something we should be doing. But paycheck after paycheck, it’s the same routine: after the bills have been paid and the regular expenses have been looked after, there just isn’t quite enough left over for our savings goals.

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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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Ask the Advisor: What to Do With an Inheritance

By Jonathan Young

Since 2008, Jonathan has helped Members reach their financial goals. He believes that financial plans should be built with a specific objective in mind, like living comfortably in retirement, saving for college, or buying a house. 

When you receive an inheritance, you may be wondering what to do next. No matter if it’s a modest or substantial amount, handling it responsibly is one way you can honor the family member who left it to you. Here are some ways to help you decide what to do.

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How to Turbocharge Your Savings (Even on a Modest Salary)

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®      

“I can’t afford to save because I have too many bills!”

“Saving money is too hard because I don’t earn a lot of money to begin with.”

“I can never save consistently because something unexpected always comes up.”

Have you ever said or thought something like one of the expressions above?

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