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Financial Habits For Success:  In their paper on financial planning in the Journal of Economics in 2003, Ameriks et al. posed the question of how households that begin with a similar level of wealth and income tend to diverge over time, with some becoming wealthier, while others did not. A leading indicator for future wealth was “propensity to plan,”
Maintaining a sensible budget is about more than just limiting your spending. After all, there will be times in your life when you’ll be able to spend more and save money easily, just as there will be times when saving will be a struggle every month. In a way, your money habits are no different from your eating habits,
Mastering personal finance demands more than just maintaining a budget. Once you’re saving more than you make, and you have a comfortable emergency fund, you’ll need to start thinking about how to maintain and grow your wealth. Even though inflation may now be under control, we’ve still seen a period of relatively high inflation, that left the salaries of
Maybe you’ve stayed in an Airbnb or two. Maybe you’re even a big fan. But have you ever considered investing in your own Airbnb? Many of our readers have probably asked themselves at some point whether running an Airbnb would be a worthwhile investment of their time, money, and energy. Perhaps some have deeply investigated, while others may only
EU consumers have been paying exorbitant prices for gas, electricity and oil since 2021 – and the trend is rising. Partly because of greater demand and rising wholesale prices, partly because of the war in Ukraine and a possible embargo. Here’s how high EU energy costs in 2022 will be. Find out what you’ll be paying and how you
Rising oil prices and the demand for more climate-friendly transportation are fueling many people’s desire for an electric car. Wondering under what conditions it’s worth switching? Take a look at the overall comparison of electric cars vs gas cars. We have analyzed a 2021 Tesla Model 3 and a 2021 Jaguar XF IC vehicle for you and can give
Inflation is growing, and that’s not good news for your pocket money. But what is inflation, and what can you do to combat its effects?
How much should you give to charity? To save the reader any suspense, that isn’t a question we feel we can answer for you. No. This post isn’t about answering that question, instead, it’s about asking it. Many of us give to charity. Even more of us want to give to charity, and even more of us still just
If you’re a BudgetBakers customer, you’re probably smarter than the average person. That’s what our research tells us anyway. You may not be susceptible to the most obvious of marketing and money scams, but that doesn’t mean that even the smartest people don’t occasionally get hooked into something they don’t fully understand. That’s what today’s discussion is all about.
Asking for a raise is never easy. It’s been quite a difficult couple of years for many of us. We’ve lost businesses. We’ve lost family members. We’ve lost friends, and some of us lost our jobs. That’s why now is the time to step up.  But with millions of people in the developed world seeking early retirement, and millions
We get it. The millennial generation is now the largest in the United States and in many other developed countries too. People born between about 1980 and 1997 are now the majority of new homebuyers, of new hires, new parents, and increasingly new political leaders as well.  A funny thing has happened though since their parents’ generations grew up.
Summer for my family means hot days hiding from the sun, warm evenings spent in our garden, and airy nights spent watching a film together on our home projector. So obviously I’m a big fan of movies, and having worked in the finance world for a long time in one capacity or another, I also have my favorite money
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: You come across an important piece of news about the world, and while you know what it’s saying matters, the terms and figures mean very little to you.  Inflation, consumer price index, unemployment, trade and budget deficits and the like, all sound critical to our everyday lives. And they are critical. Yet
I have a confession to make. I’ve been living in denial for a while now. But it’s time to let go… The Sunk Cost Fallacy : How Not to Set Your Money on Fire It all started with a dream. I’ll admit, it was a silly conceit of mine. I had always wanted to own a BMW. In fact
Your budget, just like any other part of your busy life, deserves a spring cleaning. That’s why last time we shared 5 Tips on how to spring clean your budget. Now we’re back with 6 more tips on budget spring cleaning. Think we’re missing a good budgeting tip? Give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook.   Stack Your

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