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Rainy Day Fund 101

It’s officially rainy season, which usually means breaking out those rain boots and inspecting your house for any necessary repairs. And just as you would prepare for a rainstorm, you should make sure you’re ready for a financial “rainy day”: when you might encounter an unexpected expense, such as a flat tire or an unplanned…

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How Should Younger Investors Think About Social Security?

Social Security

We outline some scenarios for Social Security that younger investors can use to determine their own savings rates. Q: If you’re a younger investor–in your 20s, 30s, or even 40s–how do you factor Social Security into your retirement savings equation? A: This is an important question for younger investors, and a topic that is hotly… Read more

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eating Healthy

According to a recent study, many consumers falsely believe that healthier food means a higher price tag. This “expensive-equals-healthy” misconception hampers the ability to maintain both a frugal and nutritious diet. But with careful planning, creativity, and dedication, eating healthy within your budget is achievable. Eat at Home The easiest way to prevent both overeating… Read more

4 Strategies for an Organized Tax Season


True, tax day is still a few weeks away, and you even have a little more breathing room than usual–tax day is April 18 this year. But if history is any guide, it will sneak up in a hurry. Whether you use tax-preparation software or outsource your tax prep to a CPA, here are some… Read more

Member Spotlight: See the Bigger Picture


Recently, we asked our members to share their HelloWallet success stories, both big and small. We’re here to share their success with you and hope that they will help inspire you to use HelloWallet on your path to financial wellness. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on four members who used HelloWallet to organize their finances… Read more