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Post-Grad Money Moves: A Guide to Smart Financial Habits

By: American Heritage05.30.24 Education Savings & Budgeting
College graduation is a significant milestone—the culmination of years of dedication and hard work. As you step into the next chapter, financial independence becomes a critical factor in shaping your future. This article can help you navigate the exciting yet sometimes complex world of personal finance. By managing your finances wisely from the start, you can steer clear of common pitfalls and set yourself on a path toward fulfilling your long-term financial goals.
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How to Save (More) With a Hybrid Work Schedule

By: Holly Benedetto03.21.24 Savings & Budgeting
If you’ve spent any time working from home over the past few years, you’ve experienced a shift in your routine and monthly budget. Even if you’ve gotten used to your new working arrangements, take a few moments to reflect on how these lifestyle adjustments have impacted your spending and saving this year.

Making Personal Loans Work for You

By: Nicholas Franks02.29.24 Product Spotlight Savings & Budgeting
Personal loans help people with various needs, like paying off debt, improving their homes, or dealing with unexpected costs. They provide solutions that are perfect for a variety of personal situations. In this blog post, we will talk about personal loans, credit, applying for a loan, and other related topics.
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Financial Ins and Outs for 2024

By: Kirstin Wilson01.18.24 Savings & Budgeting
We understand that changes to your financial situation are not always in your control and can be difficult to overcome, especially at the start of a new year. To help you take back control of your financial journey, we’ve created a list of financial practices to either embrace or leave behind this year with actionable steps you can take immediately to start seeing positive changes in your finances.
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Make the Most of Your Money in 2024 by Organizing

By: American Heritage12.28.23 Savings & Budgeting
Financial clutter does more than frustrate you and waste your time. It can hurt your credit score, lead to higher interest payments, and keep you from growing your money for the future. The good news is that you can declutter your finances and make them easier to manage for the future. All you need to do is follow these steps to organize, consolidate, and automate your way to clutter-free finances.
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Make the Most of Your Money With a High-Yield Savings Account

By: American Heritage12.21.23 Investing & Retirement Savings & Budgeting
It’s no secret that interest rates on everything from auto loans to home loans have risen significantly over the past year. But there’s a bright side to rising rates: Savings accounts have also increased their interest rates, making it easier to grow your savings. Whether you’re stashing cash to boost your emergency fund, buy a new car, or save for a down payment on a house, consider opening a high-yield savings account. It’s an excellent option for anyone looking to stay ahead of inflation and watch their money grow effortlessly.
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8 Healthy Financial Habits You Should Develop

By: American Heritage11.09.23 Savings & Budgeting Health & Wellness
If you feel overwhelmed by your finances, you’re not alone. In fact, nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck, struggling to pay bills or save for the future. By adopting healthy financial habits, you can help reduce financial stress, increase financial security, and enhance peace of mind. We’ve compiled eight important financial habits that can help you master your money. Try to embrace those that will best fit your needs.
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What a Baby Costs in the First Year

By: American Heritage10.05.23 Savings & Budgeting
Whether you find out you’re expecting or you get a call from your adoption agency, your first response is probably an instant rush of emotions. That is likely to be followed by a dawning realization of how much needs to be done—and spent—before the baby comes home. Raising a child from a newborn to an adult can cost over $300,000, not including college, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

How Much Should You Spend on Rent?

By: American Heritage09.14.23 Home & Mortgage Savings & Budgeting
If you’ve checked out rental listings lately, you know that rents are going up, up, up. Demand for apartments has surged, making many markets super competitive. Finding a place to call home at a reasonable price can be challenging. The burning question is: how much of your income should go toward a rent budget?
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Tips for Teens & Parents to Save on Senior Year Expenses

By: American Heritage09.07.23 Education Savings & Budgeting
For many high school students, senior year is an exciting time—and an expensive one. Between car shopping, campus tours, and prom night, there’s a lot going on during the time leading up to graduation. During this transition period to independence and adulthood, it’s essential to build key life skills. Learning how to budget and manage money now will help set students up for a lifetime of financial success.

8 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

By: American Heritage08.03.23 Savings & Budgeting
Does this happen to you? You toss out mystery leftovers from the back of the fridge or throw away a half-eaten bulk box of cereal that’s gone stale. Food waste is a bigger problem than most people realize, and when you throw away food, you’re also throwing away money. Want to learn how to waste less and save more? In this article, we’ll show you eight simple ways to reduce your food waste.

Tips to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

By: American Heritage07.27.23 Savings & Budgeting
Between the rising cost of groceries, gas, and general life expenses, it can be hard to stay on top of all your bills, let alone get ahead. If you’re struggling to make your money last until your next payday, you’re not alone. This survey found that more Americans than ever are living paycheck to paycheck – including a third of people who make six figures a year.
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How to Save Your First $1,000

By: Holly Benedetto06.22.23 Savings & Budgeting
There are many reasons why it feels difficult to save money. Economic circumstances, debts, emergencies, or impulse purchases can all wreak havoc on our savings accounts—or prevent us from building our savings in the first place. Tracking where your money is going is the first step to saving more of it. Continue reading to learn strategies for saving based on your individual challenges.

 

 

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