Financial Cents: Posts About Saving

How to Survive and Budget When You’re Making Minimum Wage

Finding extra money to put aside isn’t easy when you’re working a minimum wage job, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

Posted on: February 27, 2020


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Cut Down on Vacation Costs 

The best way to pay for a vacation may be to not spend the money in the first place.

Posted on: February 10, 2020


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Sinking Funds 101

Eliminate financial emergencies by saving with purpose.

Posted on: January 16, 2020


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The 101 on 529 Plans

Could 529 be the magic number to paying for higher education?

Posted on: January 10, 2020


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7 Apps That Help You Build a Savings Account

Start saving now without ever visiting the bank.

Posted on: January 04, 2020


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Christmas Bonus Money: To Save or Not to Save

When coming into extra money you didn’t expect, it’s easy to rationalize treating yourself. But is there a better course of action than that? 

Posted on: December 20, 2019


The Broke Person’s Guide to Hanging With Friends

Do not let your friends’ expensive tastes be the reason you rack up a pile of high-interest credit card debt — follow these expert tips instead!

Posted on: October 31, 2019


A Financial Fairytale: The Journey of the Saver and the Spender

Getting married is all about the merging of two lives into one, which typically includes finances. But when one of you is a spender and the other a saver, navigating your budget can get tricky.

Posted on: October 24, 2019


The 101 on Health Savings Accounts

An HSA can help you avoid going into debt over unexpected medical expenses. Learn how they work and how they can boost both your savings and take-home pay.

Posted on: October 18, 2019


Holiday Shopping on a Budget

We know, we know. It's October. But if you aren't doing work now to save money and create a holiday budget, you risk singing the "holiday shopping debt" blues later on.

Posted on: October 15, 2019