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How Your Parents’ Finances Could Become Your Liability

Why should you be worried if your parents are having money problems? If they need to count on you for support, your parents’ financial woes could become yours. Here’s what you can do about it to prepare for the future.

Cameron Huddleston19 Oct
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DollarSprout’s Turning 5 Years Old. Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far.

DollarSprout turns 5 years old next month. Sometimes I can’t believe we’ve made it this far. It hit me this morning that I’ve never shared the story on how DollarSprout got started on this site. Here’s how our business came to be.

Jeff Proctor15 Jul
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How to Use Your Biases to Be Better Financially Prepared

Humans have what’s called an optimism bias. We think our lives are going to go better than they more likely will. Here’s how to leverage those biases to save more money and better prepare for financial hardship.

Paulette Perhach30 Jun
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4 Things You Can Do to Support Black Financial Literacy

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the unrest across that country that has resulted from George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police officers. What you might be less aware of, is that this recent tragedy is only the tip of the iceberg in a long and painful history of violence and injustice toward the…

Quinisha Jackson-Wright23 Jun
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Money Can’t Buy Happiness… Unless You Spend It on These Things

Making money has become the new currency of happiness. But money for the sake of having more still doesn’t produce the type of happiness that leads to long-term fulfillment. However, money can influence your happiness if you spend it on the right things.

Jen Smith26 May
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How to Overcome the Challenges of Being a Female Breadwinner

Gender norms have shifted significantly over the last 50 years. Even though being a female breadwinner is more common than ever before, it still comes with its own set of unique challenges. Here’s how to cope with them.

Anna Baluch07 May

I Stopped Spending Money for 30 Days. Here’s What Happened

I’ve never been good at moderation so even giving myself a little fun money meant I was going to overspend. I needed a complete detox from my debit card. So I stopped spending money completely for 30 days.

Jen Smith28 Apr
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A Graduate Degree Doesn’t Always Make Sense. Here’s What Career Experts Say to Consider

Most people pursue grad school because they want to grow professionally, land their dream job, and make more money. But grad school comes with a significant time and money investment. It’s important to consider the consequences before deciding if it’s the right path for you.

Anna Baluch21 Apr
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Should You Marry a Spender If You’re a Saver?

If you’re a saver, but you find out that your partner is a spender with a pile of debt, is your relationship doomed to failure? Rest assured that all hope is not lost. Here’s how savers and spenders can manage finances in a relationship.

Anna Baluch14 Apr
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Should Debt Be a Marriage Deal Breaker? How to Have the Debt Talk

Money and debt shouldn’t be taboo topics when you’re dating someone you want to marry. Knowing what you’re getting into can help you prepare and plan for what’s to come or help you identify red flags that could signal it’s time to leave.

Jen Smith13 Apr