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The Rule of 72

Calculating compound interest is complicated. Luckily, there’s a simple shortcut that helps you estimate how a fixed interest rate will affect your savings: the Rule of 72. The Basics The Rule of 72 is a tool used to estimate how long it will take an investment to double at a given interest rate, assuming a […]

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Income and Expenses

Making and spending money is a part of everyday financial life. Managing your money successfully relies on figuring out your income and expenses. This boils down to how much money you have coming in, and how you’re spending the money you have. Using those two factors, you can compare your resources with the amount of […]

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Envelope Budgeting (Cash vs. Digital)

The traditional envelope budgeting system uses a budget binder or a box with envelopes to store paper bills. Each envelope is designated for a specific expense or savings goal—rent, entertainment, vacation, bills, etc. How Does the Cash Envelope System Work? Envelope budgeting helps you keep track of both income and expenses. The idea behind an […]

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