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Budgeting tips to help you create and maintain a budget

Creating and maintaining a budget helps you stay on track, but you’ll want to keep some important tips and suggestions like differentiating between needs and wants and expecting the unexpected in mind also.

Articles to help maximize your budget

Starting today, save money today with some personal finance advice, budgeting tips, and expert coaching.
Reaching Your Financial Goals

Reaching Your Financial Goals

Have you been putting off that budget for far too long? Financial Expert Tonya Rapley, State Farm agent Kameren Nelson and financial coach Eric Joynt tackle the 'B' word.

Budget and Start Saving Money Today

Budget and Start Saving Money Today

If you’ve been putting budgeting off, you’ve come to the right place. In Budgeting 101, we show you how to kickstart your motivation and budget like a boss.

Money Management for Couples

Money Management for Couples

Couples who manage money together make financial decisions that are better for their financial future. Connect with your significant other and get started on some practical money management methods today.

Investing 101: Get Started Today

Investing 101: Get Started Today

Unsure of how to start investing? We have a series of helpful videos that can equip you with the tools and education you need to being on the right path to grow your money.

Financial Foundation for Freelancers

Financial Foundation for Freelancers

Get some great tips on financial goals and budgeting to help you get better control of your business and personal budgets.

Tips to help increase your savings

Boost Your Savings With These Simple Savings Tips.

Boost Your Savings With These Simple Savings Tips.

Pick and choose from easy ideas to increase how much you save.

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Do you need some ideas for spending your tax refund wisely? Here are a few good ways to put it to use for a brighter financial future.

Ways to Save Money

Ways to Save Money

For young adults, finding ways to save money while still enjoying their social lives can be a challenge. These small adjustments can help.

Build an Emergency Fund

Build an Emergency Fund

Having extra cash in an emergency fund comes in handy when life throws you something unexpected.

Successful Saving Habits to Meet Your Money Goals

Successful Saving Habits to Meet Your Money Goals

Help build a stronger financial plan today with these five ideas.

Additional budgeting articles

Up To Your Neck in Debt

Up To Your Neck in Debt

Do you find yourself juggling multiple bills and wondering how to make ends meet? Here is some advice to help control your debt.

How to Create Better Spending Habits

How to Create Better Spending Habits

Try these simple strategies to help you spend smarter, skip impulse spending and save more.

Methods and Strategies for Breaking Down a Budget

Methods and Strategies for Breaking Down a Budget

You can have a budget – and still live the life you want to live.

Know Your Company Benefits to Get All the Perks

Know Your Company Benefits to Get All the Perks

Do your research to learn more about company perks. Benefits are often offered to employees, so make sure you know yours!

Smart Financial Goals to Set While You Are Still Young

Smart Financial Goals to Set While You Are Still Young

Got financial goals? You're never too young to start working on them. Here are four smart moves that can help you get started.

Organize Paying Bills

Organize Paying Bills

You can help prevent misplaced bills, late payments and general stress with these organized paying bills habits.

Financial Wellness Tips for a Positive Financial Future

Financial Wellness Tips for a Positive Financial Future

Financial wellness means controlling debt, spending less and saving more. Follow these steps from State Farm to improve your financial future.

Budget Date Ideas for Couples

Budget Date Ideas for Couples

Romance isn’t just about grand gestures that drop major dough. Here are creative ideas for a memorable date night on a budget.

The Psychology of Spending Habits and Mistakes

The Psychology of Spending Habits and Mistakes

By understanding the psychology of spending money and why you may be spending so much, you can build better financial habits.

Budget and Start Saving Money Today

Budget and Start Saving Money Today

If you’ve been putting budgeting off, you’ve come to the right place. In Budgeting 101, we show you how to kickstart your motivation and budget like a boss.

Set Small Goals to Make Big Wins

Set Small Goals to Make Big Wins

Saving for that big goal can be overwhelming. So break it in to bite-sized tasks that give you wins along the way.

The Psychology of Spending Habits and Mistakes

The Psychology of Spending Habits and Mistakes

By understanding the psychology of spending money and why you may be spending so much, you can build better financial habits.

Money Tips: How to Keep a Holiday Budget

Money Tips: How to Keep a Holiday Budget

End-of-year discretionary spending can quickly spiral out of control. Here’s a look at common mistakes and tricks to stick to a budget.

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