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a Vintage Budgeting Method is Back

By Lisa GerstnerFrom Kiplinger’s Personal Finance In a video from TikTok account AbundantGains, a woman separates cash from her paycheck into clear plastic envelopes with labels: $40 toward Black Friday shopping, $50 toward getting a tattoo, $355 to save for a future home purchase, $215 for a vacation. There’s something satisfying and soothing about watching …

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Wondering how to save money or how to buy a house? Single mom shares budgeting, credit card tips

One single mom is sharing how “credit card fasting” worked for her, helping her go from living paycheck to paycheck, to buying a home. Credit card debt is easy to pile on, but hard to pay off. For Lisa Samalonis, it was the key to rebuilding her life after divorce. “It was very important for …

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Wondering how to save money or how to buy a house? Single mom shares budgeting, credit card tips

One single mom is sharing how “credit card fasting” worked for her, helping her go from living paycheck to paycheck, to buying a home. Credit card debt is easy to pile on, but hard to pay off. For Lisa Samalonis, it was the key to rebuilding her life after divorce. “It was very important for …

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Officials push for deeper scrutiny of racial bias in home-appraisal process and JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo earnings show the good, the bad and the ugly of people’s finances

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo earnings show the good, the bad and the ugly of people’s finances. So how are they holding up? The bank results come a day after December inflation data showed more signs of easing. Read More The stock market will be …

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Homeowners spent up to $6,000 average on repairs, maintenance in 2022

Minerva Studio | stock | GettyImages Some expenses that go with a homeownership can often be unpredictable — and costly. Last year, homeowners spent an average of $6,000 on maintenance and repairs, according to a recent report from insurance firm Hippo. A separate study from home services website Angi that measured similar 2022 costs shows …

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Now’s the time to set financial goals, Durham money expert advises

Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:55PM DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — Just days away from ringing in the new year. It’s a good time to start thinking about how to set yourself up financially for 2023. The cost of nearly everything has gone up, including groceries and gas. There have been several interest rate hikes. And some …

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Financial health dipped in 2022, and consumers aren’t ready for a downturn: CFPB

Americans’ financial health slid by some measures in 2022 amid rising consumer prices, the end of pandemic-era government benefits, and even a return to riskier alternative financial services like title loans for some people, according to survey data out this week from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The survey, which was mailed to 16,800 consumers …

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