How Healthy Living Can Save You Money in the Long Run

There always seems to be a negative association with healthy living and saving money. You feel great about yourself, but one trip to Whole Foods and your whole paycheck is gone. But don’t worry, there are many choices that we make on a daily basis that impact our health, and these (sometimes very small) choices are what can help make us better off financially in the long run. (more…)

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Plan on Enjoying a Long Retirement

When my mom told me she was moving from small-town South Carolina to the Gulf Coast of Florida, images of alligators, Disney World and The Golden Girls danced through my head. While I knew she had worked hard to put me and my brother through college, I was quite surprised to learn her sound financial planning had been able to afford her this incredible move. (more…)

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Snowball vs. Avalanche: Two Ways to Pay off a Mountain of Debt

There are many Americans who have found themselves stranded atop a mountain of debt. For those determined to navigate down the mountain the first question is, “Where do I start?” If you have multiple debts of various sizes and interest rates, it can be difficult to decide which debt to pay off first. Here are two ways to come down from a mountain of debt, aptly coined the Avalanche method and the Snowball method. (more…)

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