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march 2016


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Money Habits of Successful People that You Can Copy and Do Too

How to copy the money habits of successful people.Some of the most financially successful people are those who never show it. But if you look at what they do day-to-day in their lives, you can catch a glimpse of the financial habits that got them to where they are today.

Financial success doesn’t come overnight or with only one smart money move. Anything worthwhile takes time and diligent work, but when you focus on doing the right things, you can set yourself up for success and accomplish financial goals much more quickly.

Here are 5 things anyone can do right away to develop successful money habits.


We came across this helpful blog post on The Simple Dollar and thought you might enjoy it:
12 Items That Pay for Themselves Tenfold or More

Cloth napkins.When you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle and save money, it can seem counterintuitive to buy anything new. Yet, that’s exactly what many money-conscious people do. The difference is, those who have mastered the art of frugality don’t just buy things; they invest in them. And they don’t just invest in “stuff;” they invest in services and tools that actually save them money over time.

The truth is, there are a number of everyday items to invest in that can pay for themselves in a short amount of time – then help you save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars over the months and years. If you’re looking for new ways to save money, here are a few items you might want to take a closer look at.


Affordable Options for a Fun Spring Break to Give Kids What They Want

Kids playing with friends on Spring Break.Spring Break is here, and if you’ve got school-aged kids or teens, you’re likely looking for ways to keep your brood busy. While escaping the chilly weather and going away for some fun in the sun isn’t always possible or affordable, there are still lots of options for having a great Spring Break without having to go anywhere or spend a lot of money.

Here are some things to help you create a fun and affordable Spring Break.

More Spring Break Ideas
For more inexpensive things to do on Spring Break check out these
30 Ideas for a Successful Staycation

Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Finances this Spring

Spring cleaning your personal finances.What areas of your finances could use a little more attention? Where are you spending extra money, and what can you do to clean house, financially speaking?
Here we highlight how to clean up in three of the services you pay for and cash in on some savings right away. We’re not just looking for expenses and wasted money that’s lurking in neglected areas of our budget and in lazy spending habits, but we’ll show you what you can do about them!

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Smart Money Tip


"I have found that if a young person understands that the same amount of money they pay every month for a minimum payment on their credit card could potentially make them a millionaire by the time they reach 65, they might think twice about using that credit card." - Doug Borkowski, Director of Iowa State University's Financial Counseling Clinic




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