Posts Tagged: Budgeting

When we educate consumers about achieving financial freedom, goals come up early and often. Setting goals is an essential early step for anyone who wants to achieve success, whether that involves financial, personal, career, spiritual or any other area of individual achievement.

Our credit counseling and Debt Management Plans help with all kinds of revolving debts, including store credit cards and traditional bank-issued credit cards. Store cards can present some unique challenges for consumers. Stores will tempt you to sign up for a credit card by offering a long interest-free period or a big discount when applying…

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A lot of budgeting for the holidays centers on buying gifts and the like, but holiday meals and gatherings can present a real challenge for those who are trying to get by on a tight budget. We’ve got 6 tips for saving money on this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner: Borrow what you need. Check with your nearby…

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July 4th is when we celebrate our independence, and this year we urge you to make financial independence a top priority. We tend to focus on consumers who are in financial distress, helping them reduce debt and get out of the hole. But to be truly independent financially, we need to usher them further along,…

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We’ve been helping people be more financially responsible for over 40 years now. We’ve boiled some of our most common advice down to 10 essential rules: PLAN YOUR FUTURE – Plan for the future, major purchases and periodic expenses. You will not arrive to “financial freedom” parkway, without a road map to guide you. Follow…

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This article outlines some essential household budgeting tips and guidelines for you to follow. In 35 years of educating consumers about managing their personal finances and conquering their debt, we’ve seen countless different household budgeting strategies. Here is our best recommendations for managing your household budget. With the economy in turmoil, more experts are proposing…

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