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The New Psychology of Spending

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Many of us understand that personal finances are much more than income and expenses. Our spending habits, which directly impact our personal bottom line, are also affected by our emotions, values, and desires. This is known as the “psychology of spending.” Learn more about making a move from maximizing to minimizing spending.

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Budget and Time-Friendly Home Improvement Projects

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The summer and fall months are a great time to get some home improvement projects and remodels finished. But for most of us, money and time are both factors in deciding what to do and how to get it done. We’ve put together some projects you can do on a tight budget and timeline.

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10 Expenses to Expect Beyond Your Mortgage Payment

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The world would be a simpler place if the only expense you had were your mortgage or housing expenses. But life isn’t free or that simple — especially when you own a home. That’s why we’ve compiled 10 expenses you’ll likely have beyond what you owe on your home loan.

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9 Essential Car Care Tips

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Buying a new or used vehicle can be a big investment. But as any economist will tell you, gas-powered cars and trucks do not typically go up in value. With every passing mile, your vehicle is worth less and less. Thankfully, you can slow that depreciation, get more miles out of your favorite mode of transportation for less money, and stay safer on the road with these nine conventional car care tips.

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5 Habits That Can Ruin Your Budget

So you’ve set a budget and it looks perfect on paper. You established different spending categories and set what seems like reasonable limits. Yet somehow it just doesn’t work out month after month. Sound familiar? The first thing to do is double check that your budget is reasonable given factors like income and goals. But if everything looks set up for success, then ask yourself if any of these common financial habits are derailing your well-laid plans.

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