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The Best Budget Managing Apps For 2021

Setting up a monthly budget for you and your household is one of the first steps of smart financial management. However, it’s also something many of us struggle with. We know it’s important but seeing exactly how our money is being spent each month can be an uncomfortable experience. Better to just spend less than […]

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How to Pay Off Debt Using the Lasso Method

You’ve heard plenty about the avalanche and snowball methods for paying off debt. They definitely have their merits. But don’t get buried in calculations or smacked in the face with a bunch of little debts that gang up on your savings. Instead, use the lasso method. It will wrangle your debt and put yourself on […]

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How Much Should You Tip? An Etiquette Guide

When it comes to monetary customs, tipping has to be one of the most confounding of all. The practice of giving a gratuity or tip originated in Tudor England (1485-1603). There, overnight guests in private homes were expected to provide a sum of money to the host’s servants. Since then, tipping has become a widely-adopted […]

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Effective Ways To Practice Self-Care on a Budget

Self-care is defined by the World Health Organization as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” More broadly, self-care is described as an individual nurturing their spiritual, emotional, and physical health. It’s an important part of keeping your mental health in a healthy […]

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