Going Back to College? Here’s What’s Truly Essential for Your Dorm

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Back-to-college shopping can get expensive. Besides tuition and books, there’s clothing, class supplies, and — of course — dorm essentials. The National Retail Federation’s Back to College survey reports that this year students (or their parents) will spend an average of $969.88 for dorm furnishings and college supplies. Of this spending, the top four categories are projected to be electronics, …

How To Curb Your Lifestyle Inflation Wisely

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Congratulations! You’ve just landed yourself a big promotion a work, got a substantial return on an investment, or maybe even won the lottery. Whatever it may be, an increase in income always warrants celebration. Many people get too excited and increase their spending habits too much in response though. As a result, they only find themselves back where they started …

Unexpected Events And How You Can Save For Every Eventuality

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In life, we never know what is around the corner. Which is why it can be so important to ensure that we try and plan for every kind of eventuality, especially something that will have a negative impact on our finances. Money makes the world go round, if you suddenly don’t have your normal income, you run the risk of …

Yes, Money Can Buy Happiness, But Not How You Think

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We’ve all heard the saying “money can’t buy happiness.” While most of us would agree that contentment isn’t tied to how much money or stuff we have, a recent study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identified an exception to this principle: when money buys us time. After surveying 6,000 participants in the U.S., Canada, Denmark, and …