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    Money Matters: Are You Making Progress Toward Your Financial Goals?

    We are officially over two-thirds of the way through 2021, and the fall is a great time to check-in on your financial goals. Even if you didn’t set any goals at the beginning of the year, taking a peek at your finances is always a good idea. You never know what you might find when you start looking at your bank and credit card accounts. 

    You should track your income and expenses every month to get a clear sense of where your money is going, but it’s okay if you’ve let that slide throughout the year. That’s why it’s a good idea to reflect on your financial goals at certain points during the year. Many people enjoy quarterly check-ins after each quarter of the year has concluded (April, July, October, January).

    Regardless of when you decide to take stock of your goals, make sure you take some time to reflect, check your progress, and make adjustments going forward. Taking these steps will help you reach your financial goals as soon as possible.

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    Money Matters: Personal Finance Books You Need to Read

    A lack of financial literacy is a major cause of most financial and money problems. Personal finance is primarily concerned with achieving personal financial objectives, such as setting aside...

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    Money Matters: Do you feel financially secure?

    How To Create Financial Security Today

    I’ve been thinking about security a lot lately, although maybe not in the way you might think. After a crazy heat wave earlier this summer, the area where I...

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    Money Matters - What if You're a Victim of Fraud?

    If you read the title of this post and wondered what journaling has to do with being a victim of fraud, I can attest that it is a very important step in the healing process. Often, victims of...

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    Money Matters - How Can You Change Your Financial Habits?

    The toughest part of creating healthy new habits to replace the old habits that are no longer serving us well is allowing ourselves to change. As Mari discusses in 7 Days to Money Mastery, making...

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    Money Matters - Do You Need a Money Checkup?

    I recently caught myself having a pity party for my lack of funds and realized my attitude was only making the situation worse. It was to the point where I found myself saying things like, “What’s...

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    Money Matters: Why is Money an Emotionally Charged Topic?

    Today’s post is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I find it interesting that, like many taboo topics, discussions about money can get heated rather quickly. The topic of money can...

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    Money Matters: How to Start Over With Your Personal Finances

    The good news when it comes to your personal finances is that you have the opportunity to start over whenever you want. Sometimes starting over means rebuilding after claiming bankruptcy, but it...

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    Money Matters: How to Create a Personal Financial Plan for the Future

    Creating a plan for the future of your finances is essential, whether you are earning a modest salary or you are making big bucks and looking to put some aside for the future. Those who fail to...

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