If ‘Budget’ Sounds Like a Bummer, Try Renaming It

Webster’s New World dictionary defines budget as: “a plan or schedule adjusting expenses during a certain period to the estimated or fixed income for that period.” If that doesn’t sound fun, I don’t know what does. (I’m kidding. It sounds terrible.) By definition alone, budgeting sounds like a chore. So it’s no surprise that many people hear the word “budget” … Continue reading



‘Tidy Up’ Your Finances So Each Dollar Sparks Joy

Marie Kondo has inspired countless people to wipe out clutter. Her KonMari organizing method, popularized by her book and Netflix series, lays out how to get more joy from your life and possessions. This approach can extend to your money, too. Applying her mindset can reduce the financial clutter in your life and help you make a better plan for … Continue reading


How to Get the Most out of Online Reviews

In the world of online shopping, often buyers will purchase an item only after they see that other people also like it. And the easiest way to find out consumer sentiment? You guessed it: reviews. Many online purchases are based on careful consideration of star ratings and product reviews left by complete strangers. Some 82% of U.S. adults say they at … Continue reading


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