The 1st Rule to Adding Safety and Security to Investing

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As part of the pros vs cons debate series, I’ll be tackling a classic question in the personal finance world:  Do you really need an emergency fund?   You can consider this question with the same perspective that you would use when answering the question ‘do you need insurance?’ You know the answer is yes, but while you are young … Read More

Blog Roundup: Better saving habits; How cash affects happiness

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Image Source: (Rachel Orr/The Washington Post; iStock) Trick yourself into becoming a better saver The biggest hurdle to saving is creating the habit. 22% of consumers have more debt than emergency savings. Here are 5 ways to trick yourself into become a better saver. Prize linked savings accounts (ie, Save to Win) Each time your make deposits to your checking or … Read More