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Got Renters Insurance?

If you're a millennial and you rent, then you need to know about the power of renters insuranceA new survey released by insuranceQuotes finds that millennials are most likely to rent homes, but very few are covered by renters insurance. And while coverage is not expensive, not having it could cause a huge financial hardship – and that’s no joke!

“A big takeaway from the survey is that many consumers underestimate the benefits of renters insurance and overestimate its cost. The average annual premium is $188; however, 25 percent of 18- to 29-year-old respondents believe they’d have to pay $1,000 or more. We need to educate a new generation of renters who don’t fully understand its benefits because it’s an affordable financial safety net that every renter should have,” says Laura Adams, senior insurance analyst for insuranceQuotes.

On today’s podcast I’ll chat with says Laura about:

  • Why you need renter’s insurance
  • How to find the best policy
  • How much you should spend
  • What the heck it covers

Want more info? Follow me on Twitter @shannahgame and Instagram @millennial_money.

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9 Ways to Save & Spend Your Tax Refund

If you're lucky enough to score a big fat tax refund, here are 9 clever ways to spend and save it so you can maximize the money - and still have some fun!Do You Want to Splurge With Your Tax Refund?

It sounds like fun, right? Head on out and spend your tax refund. During the 2015 tax season, the IRS reported an average tax refund of around $2,776.*

Before you decide to spend the entire refund, the experts at TaxSlayer, a leading online tax service provider, have compiled a list of Top 9 ways to help taxpayers like you spend & save your tax refund.

Being wise with your refund can benefit not just the wallet, but also give you added peace of mind. (more…)

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Are Your Efforts to Save Money Costing You Money?

Sometimes you may think you are saving money but you aren't actually. Here are some great tips to help you save money!Yes, it makes sense to compare prices and try to find the best deals when buying stuff, but is it always worth it to save money? Sometimes, we spend so much time trying to find the best deal that we actually spend hours doing so, when we could be using our time more wisely. Or we think we’re getting a deal, but we’re really not.

In fact some of these very things you do to save money might be more common than you think. (more…)

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Secrets to Save 1K, 5k, 10K This Year

Want to know how to supercharge your savings this year? Check out this article, podcast and FREE downloadable cheat sheet with a ton of ideas.Everyone always wants to know what are the secrets to save money. In fact, one of my most popular podcasts was on Saving 1K in 6 Weeks. It seems like you know that you should be saving, but you have so many questions and don’t know where to start…so like most things money related, you just don’t save. (more…)

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Ultimate Guide for Money Apps, Programs & Software

 

Confused about which money apps to download? Check out my Ultimate Guide for Money Apps 2016 and put your money habits on auto-pilot.There are thousands of money apps on the market, and countless programs and companies that offer  solutions for millennials…but which ones do you choose?

Even I’m guilty of serious “over download” when it comes to trying out money apps. The problem is, most of us download the app, but we never use it. Hmmm, that does cause a problem.

Check out my podcast below where I talk about some of my favorites and share a few stories about how I use these apps and programs.

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Want the guide? Click on the image below!

I’m bringing you all the tools that I use on a daily basis to help me be better with my finances. It’s all about making budgeting, saving and investing easier for you this year!

If you’re looking to supercharge your savings this year, sign-up for my free e course Build a Better Budget. It’s all about teaching you how to make budgeting easy AND find ways to achieve your goals through your awesome new budget. Sign up below and join the fun!

 

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So You Want to Save $1000 in 6 Weeks…Here’s How

SAVE 1000So you want to save $1,000 in 6 weeks. Think it’s impossible? Think again!

When one of the listeners from my Millennial Money iTunes podcast contacted me to help her meet this goal, I was so excited to  get a plan in place to not only hit the goal but beat the goal.

In this podcast, I discuss how she did it, and how you can as well. With just 6 simple steps in under 6 weeks, she was able to save over $1,075 and the challenge hadn’t even ended yet. She was confident she could save another $150ish before the 6 weeks was up.

Check out the podcast episode below

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