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Budgeting

Why FOMO and YOLO Are Keeping You From Getting Rich

You don’t have cash to burn, so you pass up a night out on the town with friends…but feel pangs of remorse when you see a slew of Facebook posts and tweets like: Best. Night. Ever! and Partying like a rock star with my girls tonite! #lovinglife...

Overcoming Overspending? Here’s How to Stop the Urge to Splurge

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re at Bloomingdale’s and fall in love with a sleek wrap dress that’s out of your price range. Still, on a whim, you try it on for fun — not intending to buy it, of course. Then the salesperson gushes about...

Are Biases and Beliefs Keeping You From Getting Rich?

The problem with a lot of financial advice is that it assumes that once you know the right thing to do, you’ll do it. It can seem as if the people giving the advice had never met an actual human being. Because humans have a whole host of...

Beware These 9 Common Overspending Triggers

No matter how sensible with money you usually are, there are times when your budget is at risk of getting hijacked. “Emotionally charged circumstances make us prone to overspending,” says financial psychologist Brad Klontz, managing partner at...

Do Optimists or Pessimists Manage Their Money Better?

When it comes to our ability to make healthy and sound financial choices, mindset matters. If you’re an optimist, you’re likely someone who focuses on growth and advancement. You anticipate the best possible outcomes and — according to some...

6 Spending Strategies That Can Help You Save More

Philadelphia attorney Amy Gordon has a deceptively simple strategy for ensuring she won’t overspend. “If I don’t have dollars in my hand, I don’t buy it,” she says. Her cash-only approach is a very deliberate spending method she adopted five...

Get the Most Bang for Your Budget

For most of us, budgeting ranks at the very bottom of our to-do lists, right below completing our taxes and visiting the dentist. In fact, two-thirds of Americans don’t even prepare a detailed budget at all, says a recent Gallup poll. According...

Budget Bulge: How Spending Less Brought My Family Closer

Studies about women and money often find that we prioritize spending on our kids. That is certainly true for me. Although I loathe acquiring stuff for my children (I stop at H&M or Old Navy two or three times per year to stock up on kids’...

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