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Setting Financial Goals for the New Year

The New Year is upon us, Washington D.C.! As everyone decides on what their New Year’s resolution is going to be, consider taking a long look at your finances. Some of the major financial goals people focus on at the beginning of a new year are personal finances, saving and investing. If you are seeking financial independence, you should follow these tips to ring in the new year the right way. It starts with assessing where you are currently. Before you can commit to any new goals, you need to figure out what your baseline is. Look at your savings, debts and investments. While this may seem like a stressful thing to do at the beginning of a new year, it is important to do so that you can set realistic financial goals for 2018. Budgeting is key! Now that you have an idea of where you currently stand, you…
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Five Ways to Save Money Christmas Shopping

It’s almost Christmas again, meaning it’s time to put up the tree, decorate the yard, and hang the lights. It’s also time for Christmas shopping, which, if you’re anything like us, means unintentionally overspending every year. Here are five tips we’ve found can help save money when Christmas shopping. Makin’ a List – Who makes the list this year? Decide who of your friends and family are worthy to receive a gift from you. Trying to buy gifts for too many people will skyrocket your bottom line. Show some holiday love to the acquaintances (i.e. your favorite barista, the mailman, and that one person who complimented your hair once), but maybe don’t buy them iPads. Checkin’ It Twice – Too often, we haphazardly waddle into shopping malls holding out a credit card and allowing it to fall through every card reader we find. But no more! Instead of going in…
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