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Getting Started With Savings
I recommend maintaining three distinct types of savings accounts: an emergency fund (with 3-6 months’ worth of essential living expenses), a big-ticket item replacement fund (where you save for your next vehicle or to pay for a new furnace), and a periodic bills and expenses fund (where you save each month for bills and expenses that you’ll have to pay sometime in the year, such as an annual life insurance premium or Christmas gifts). You could open 3 separate accounts. Or, I use Capital One 360, where one account can be set up with numerous sub-accounts.

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Profitable Ideas: Your Job May Not Be Robot-Proof, When Spending Brings the Best Return, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Robots are coming for your job (Moneyish). A surprising look at some of the jobs robots can now handle. Is your job in jeapordy? Sometimes, spending brings a bigger return than saving (NY Times). I agree with the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Protect Your Online Passwords, Learn About Risk-Taking From Jeff Bezos, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. After you strengthen your online passwords, here’s how to store them (NY Times). Want to build a strong defense against hackers? There’s an app for that. Americans are making it way too easy on ID thieves (Bankrate.com). Many […]

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Profitable Ideas: Overcoming the Single Greatest Financial Fear, 3 Ways to Keep Identity Thieves at Bay, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is Americans’ greatest financial fear (USA TODAY). Do YOU share this concern? If so, get in the habit of paying yourself second. Yes, second. 3 sneaky ways identity thieves can access your data (Time). Recovering from an […]

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Profitable Ideas: Most Common Financial Regrets, Getting Better at the Game of Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Most Americans have financial regrets, particularly about saving (Bankrate.com). You can avoid this regret by getting in the game with saving and investing. Five pro tips to nail an interview and land your dream job (Fast Company). The […]

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Profitable Ideas: No Regrets, No More Stinkin’ Thinkin’ About Money, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millions of Americans regret not saving for retirement earlier (Yahoo Finance). Learn from older Americans and avoid their number one financial regret. One smart thing you can do for your retirement today (Wise Bread). Need an action step […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Most Powerful Personal Finance Tool, Taking Frugality Too Far, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I used an app to set up my first-ever budget and it changed the way I look at money (Business Insider). Nice first-person account of the benefits of using the most powerful personal finance tool available. Do you […]

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Saving Money is All About the ‘Why’

I know a man who started saving for his daughter’s wedding when she was just a little girl. Long before she ever met the man she would marry her father was setting money aside for her special day, even when money was tight. Over the years, he could have spent more on himself, buying a […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Simple Money Move to Make Now, When NOT to Save for Retirement, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. One simple financial move you can make in a month (Forbes). A little bit of this can make a big difference. When not to save for retirement (Reuters). I agree – there are two steps you should take […]

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