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Budgeting in Your 20s: Financial Literacy Tips to Help You Succeed

Studies show that 46% of people in their 20s feel like they are behind expectations for personal financial success. This is often due to a lack of savings, reliance on parents for financial help, and many other factors. While many people in their 20s struggle financially, there are many easy changes that you can make to improve your financial skills. Do you want to learn more about budgeting tips for young adults? Keep reading this guide to budgeting in your 20s for the top financial literacy tips to follow!

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How Budgeting Tools Help You Achieve Faster Debt Payoff

In January 2022, the average American household owed $155,622 in debt. This number included credit card debts, car loans, and mortgages, to name just a few of the most common expenses. And if you're like most Americans, six figures is often the point where debt goes from manageable to intimidating. What if we told you that debt payoff could be as simple as logging on to your computer and pressing a few buttons?

How would your life change if you never had to live from paycheck to paycheck ever again?

Budgeting tools aren't just a nice idea — they could be your ticket to becoming debt-free in record time. Want to learn how? Keep reading to find out.

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How to Create an Aggressive Savings Plan

The average American has about $6,000 to save each year. That's what the medium income minus the medium yearly expenditures come out to. 

That doesn't sound like a whole lot, does it? You might have goals that are a little more aggressive than that. What can you do if your savings goals outstretch the average American's ability to save? 

You simply need to craft an aggressive savings plan. We're going to talk about ways to create a savings plan that works fast, giving you the tips and tricks you need to start seeing some real progress in your bank account. 

We hope the ideas below help you save money and get in a position to move forward in your financial life. 

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Budgeting Guidelines to Plan for the Unexpected

Financial problems are one of the things we can all say we share in the US. Believe it or not, 54% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, including the ones who earn over $100,000 a year. That goes to show how important budgeting is! Fortunately, if the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we need to start pinching our pennies more. Well, that's easier than you may think. Let's talk about some budgeting guidelines.

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Creative Saving Strategies to Save Money

Over 62% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have retirement savings. Less than 28% of people feel on track, though. If you're struggling to build your emergency funds, it's time to get creative!

Here are 16 creative saving strategies that can help you put a little more into the piggy bank in 2022. With these tips, you can start saving money without stress. Building your rainy day fund can help you feel prepared for anything life throws your way.

You'll have peace of mind knowing you have a nest egg ready for any unavoidable, unexpected expenses.

Read on to discover how to start saving money today!

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Rock Your Dave Ramsey Baby Steps with Triggator

Love him or hate him, Dave Ramsey has created a pathway to financial freedom that has worked for millions of people. Dave Ramsey’s baby steps were created as a guide to help rid people of the burden of debt while building wealth for the future.

If you’ve started his baby steps, but could still use a little help, Triggator’s online budget app is completely compatible with Dave Ramsey’s process and will help you on your journey to becoming financially independent.

Here’s how Triggator can guide you through the baby steps.

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5 Post Pandemic Money Lessons You Need to Learn

Bringing peace and hope to your financial future …

As the Covid-19 pandemic spread throughout the world, it become more than just a deadly virus. Even if you escaped contracting the virus, no one was able to escape the widespread side effects that came from the global shutdown.

From job loss to depression to empty store shelves and loneliness, the impacts were unavoidable. There are some great financial lessons we can learn from all these hardships that should help to better prepare us for the future.

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Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche

So you’ve decided that now is the time to tackle your debt and you’re wondering about the best way to attack it. Would it be better to use the debt snowball method or the debt avalanche method? Maybe you’re not even sure what the difference is between the two.

We’re here to clear up the difference and decide which method is right for you.

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