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Saving for Maternity Leave: How to Financially Prepare Your Family

The time off work spent with a newborn is one of the most memorable times in a parent’s life. Like any other major life event, financial planning is crucial to make the experience as stress-free as possible. Saving for maternity leave takes strategic financial preparation, especially in the United States where there isn’t a mandate on paid leave for...

What to Know About the New Chase Freedom Flex Card

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My Parents Can’t Afford College Anymore – What Should I Do?

When most parents offer to fund their child’s tuition, it’s with the expectation that their financial circumstances will remain relatively unchanged. Even with minor dips in income or temporary periods of unemployment, a solid plan will likely see the child through to graduation. Unfortunately, what these plans don’t tend to account for is a global...

How Microlearning Can Level Up Your Knowledge

If you’re looking to advance your career or pivot to a new industry, then you’re probably checking out ways you can beef up your resume. Maybe you’re considering an MBA, a bootcamp, or browsing upcoming conferences. Or perhaps you’re considering the DIY route and looking for podcast and book recommendations.  While any of these options will help you...

40 Financial Statistics for 2020

No matter where you are in your personal financial journey, learning the latest facts and figures can help you broaden your knowledge. Although the Internet is an endless source of information, it’s not easy to sort through it all or verify accuracy. When you need to reference credible financial statistics, who wants to spend hours scouring the web?...

The “Spaving” Trap: How 58% of Americans Wastefully Spend to Save

Americans’ lives have changed drastically this year, and so have their financial habits. As a result of widespread economic instability, it’s been reported that 64% of Americans claimed their spending choices would be permanently changed in the wake of COVID-19. Even if nationwide concern about saving is on the rise, it’s important for consumers to...

Best Checking Accounts 2020

Sound money management is an important part of a solid financial strategy. You’ll want to have some of your money set for retirement in a traditional or Roth IRA. Still, other money might be saved for your kids’ college, a down payment on a house or other longer-term goals. And then you might have an emergency fund as well as a checking account that...

3 Financial Self-Care Habits You Can Start Today

If you’re someone who struggles with financial anxiety and stress, practicing a financial self-care routine could help. Just like other areas of your life, the more consistent you are about financial self-care, the better. This is why I am emphasizing the idea of building habits. The reality is that anxiety and stress are life’s constants. We ourselves...

23 Ways to Save Money on Pet Costs

Whether you’ve been a cat mom for ages or it’s your first time being a dog owner, it’s no surprise that the expenses add up. A 2019 survey revealed that nearly one out of four American pet owners have found themselves in pet debt, so being aware of pet-related spending habits is crucial for financial health. As many families welcomed new pets into their...

Navigating the She-Cession: The Intersectionality of Economic Uncertainty

Global economic downturns are sure to affect everyone to some extent. This year has seen record unemployment numbers and job losses, which have disproportionately affected women and especially women of color. This is a unique situation to the 2020 economic recession, which is why many are calling it the “she-cession.” We took a closer look at what’s...

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