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Money Questions to Ask Before Saying ‘I Do’

So you think you’re in love, huh? You’ve been dating for 18 months, you finish each other’s sentences, and you spend so much time together, you practically live together. So it makes sense that the obvious next step is marriage, right? Before you start ring shopping, or scrolling through your wedding Pinterest board, ask yourself a few questions. Do you ever talk about money, aside from deciding who’s picking up the check? Do you…

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Money Tips for the Young, Fly & Single

You’re probably rolling your eyes thinking here’s yet another married person preaching to single folks. Before you drag me like Ciara, this ain’t that kind of post. Honestly I’ve only been married like five minutes for 16 months, so I’m not that far removed from single life. Anyway, this weekend, a friend and I were talking about how your finances shift post-marriage. Her assumption was things are easier with an additional income.…

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How I’m Preparing for the New Year

It’s crazy to think that there are just 14 more days left in 2017. As the year comes to a close, and things start to slow down, I like to use this time to prepare for the year ahead. Tax planning The tax accountant in me always thinks about this first. With only one payroll period remaining, now is a good time to evaluate your tax position. If you do not have…

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Top Reasons Your Budget Always Fails Pt. 2

Hello All! Last time we talked about the most common budget mistakes that cause our attempts at budgeting to land DOA. Believe it or not, most people have made one or all of those mistakes at some point. *Raises hand  *Raises husband’s hand. But that doesn’t mean bad habits can’t be corrected. Today I’m going to dive into some best practices I use to avoid these mistakes. Let’s get started. It wasn’t…

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Top Reasons Your Budget Always Fails Pt. 1

What’s a money blog without a discussion about budgeting? I know many of you hear the ‘B’ word and automatically let out an exasperated sigh, or you get overwhelmed just thinking about it. Some folks get so frustrated because despite their best intentions, budgeting just doesn’t work for you. It’s ok, relax. I agree, it isn’t easy. Especially if you grew up in a household where sound budgeting practices weren’t always understood,…

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