Financial Health Check Tips for Every Age

Financial Health Check List For Your 20s, 30s, 40s & BeyondIt’s National Doctors’ Day – a great time to appreciate all your doctor does. It’s also the perfect opportunity to reflect on how well you’re taking care of yourself – and your finances. Just as your doctor keeps you on track with age-appropriate health checks and tips, you should practice financial fitness for every stage of your life.

While some financial health checks should happen throughout your life – like keeping an eye on your credit and monitoring your bank accounts – other activities make more sense at different times in your life. This Doctors’ Day, use this decade-by-decade checklist for a financial heath check-up:

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Spring Break On A Budget: 7 Tips For a Cheap Vacation

Spring Break On A Budget: 7 Tips For a Cheap VacationWritten by Gabe Trevino

Spring Break is once again upon us, and with it the usual yearning for sun, surf, and sand. It’s an irresistible call—even more so when you are in college and everyone around you has already made plans.

 

But perhaps your credit card has taken a drubbing lately, and you’re not sure how you can pull off another vacation without it. We’re here to help – read our tips below. Unless you are in the middle of a lecture, in which case you should probably bookmark this for later.

 

You can have a great spring break vacation – and create lots of great memories in the process – without having to add to your looming student debt.

 

Here are some Spring Break ideas for a cheap vacation – regardless of whether your destination is South Padre Island, Panama City, or even Cancun:

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5 Rewarding Things To Do In Hattiesburg, Mississippi

5 Rewarding Things To Do In Nederland, TexasKasasa® Community Spotlight features the hometowns of local banks and credit unions in the Kasasa family.

This Kasasa Community Spotlight, PriorityOne Bank shows us around Hattiesburg, where locals, visitors, and good times all intersect.

Hattiesburg, aka “Hub City,” began as a criss-crossing of four major railways, and today it’s the fourth largest city in the Mississippi. And with New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and Jackson each just 100 miles away, you can bet Hattiesburg sees their share of folks who are “just passing through.” This town’s definitely not a detour, though. See what makes Hattiesburg a must-visit destination in South Central Mississippi.

 

 

 1. Stop And Smell 800 Bushes Of Immaculately Cared-For Roses.

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5 Rewarding Things To Do In Nederland, Texas

5 Rewarding Things To Do In Nederland, TexasKasasa® Community Spotlight features the hometowns of local banks and credit unions in the Kasasa family.

Ah, Texas. Home sweet home state to Kasasa (what’s up, Austin!) and MCT Credit Union, the host of this Kasasa Community Spotlight. Say howdy to MCT, serving Gulf Coast communities just a couple miles from the coast and the Louisiana border.

For proof of MCT’s home-grown goodness, look no further than Sprout, whose motto #neverstopgrowing lends itself to financial tips, community news, and little life improvements. Tip your hat to MCT as MCT tips us off about cool things to do and see in Nederland!

 

 1. Lace Up For All-Natural Texas-Style Ice Skating At NedRINK.

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Splurge Or Save? The Unlikely Budgeting Tip To Help You Stick With It

Splurge Or Save? The Unlikely Budgeting Tip To Help You Stick With ItSo much of sticking with good habits depends on creating psychological tricks to overcome your impulses. When sticking to your diet or budget comes with negative feelings and stress, you’re more likely to give up on your healthier habits or budgeting altogether. But if you work out a reasonable way to let a little strategic cheating in to your plan, you may find it easier to reach your goals.

 

The idea of having a “cheat day” for a diet is pretty well known, but it’s less commonly discussed as a tip for budgeting. The idea behind it is the same though: if you explicitly plan to allow yourself to splurge a little now and then, it won’t feel like a failure when you inevitably do.

 

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