Above and Beyond Blog

How to budget when you have seasonal income

Rewarding careers don’t always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal...

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Personal Loans: What are they and when should you get one?

There are times in life when you want or need to spend more cash than you have on hand. You can borrow the money and pay it back a little at a time if you have reasonably good credit.

The most...

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Newlyweds and Money: What type of couple will you be?

Marriage generally implies that two homes and lives become one. Should it also involve a complete merging of earnings, assets and expenses? With money arguments being one of the leading causes of...

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7 Money Saving Tips for your Teen

Most teenagers probably won’t leap at the prospect of learning about personal finance on their own. That’s why it’s important to take the time to teach them smart money management. To get the...

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How to Manage Your Finances after Graduating from College

You’re done with college, and now you’re ready to be on your own. But for newly minted grads who didn’t major in money management, here’s one last assignment: Summer reading to help with your...

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Boat Buying and Financing Tips

Buying a boat is a major purchase, similar to purchasing a car or home. And much like vehicles and homes, boats come with their own unique set of maintenance and upkeep expenses. If you’re...

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How to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning

Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order.

That goes for many people’s financial houses...

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How much money should I save in my 20's?

Your 20's may seem like an odd time to think of saving for retirement, but it’s actually the perfect moment to start planning for your later years. That’s because the earlier you start saving, the...

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Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day on a Budget

According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. consumers will spend an average $143.56 on Valentine's Day this year. The top gift ideas included jewelry, flowers, clothing, gift cards, candy...

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