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Save More Money for Your Next Vacation With this Simple Trick



No matter the destination or date you envision, now is a great time to start putting money aside for your next vacation. And while saving enough to pay for a trip might seem like a lofty goal, there’s a handy hack to help get you there.




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Topics: Finances, Budget


Start With a Money Summit to Hit your #couplegoals



Spreadsheets and savings goals aren’t sexy. That’s probably why great love stories, when retold, don’t delve into household finances. But money is a central part of any relationship. And how you deal with it (or don’t) can determine whether your own tale is a short story or a novel.




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Topics: Finances, Budget


Can’t Bear to Check Your Finances? Here’s Help



Would you rather eat that ATM receipt than risk seeing your balance? You’re not alone. Keeping tabs on money can be stressful and confusing. Even if you know you should keep track of your finances, it can feel easier to just ignore balances, credit card statements and bills.




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Topics: Finances, Budget


Stop keeping up with the Joneses - They're Broke



Courtesy of Mint.com

It used to be that spending money on status symbols for the sake of flaunting your wealth was an activity reserved for celebrities and millionaires.

That has all changed. Conspicuous consumption, what was once referred to as “keeping up with the Joneses”, has brought the lifestyles of the rich and famous to suburbia.

Just as most people consider themselves to be above-average drivers, most people assume




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Topics: Planning, Saving, Spending, Finances, Savings


Retirement Plan Limits



How Much Money Can I Put into My IRA or Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan?

IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans are subject to annual contribution limits set by the federal government. The limits are periodically adjusted to compensate for inflation and increases in the cost of living.

IRAs

For the 2013 tax year, you can contribute up to $5,500 to all IRAs combined (the limit will be adjusted annually for inflation). If you have a traditional IRA as well as




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Topics: State Bank of Southern Utah, Planning, Retirement, Retirement Planning, Retirement Plans, IRA, Investment Executives, Finances


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