How much should you spend on rent?

When buying a wedding dress, I was given good advice: don’t try it on if you can’t afford it. Because if you fall in love with it, you’ll either be heartbroken when you can’t get it, or you’ll blow your budget to get it. What I love about this tip is that it doesn’t just […]

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How much money should you spend on an engagement ring?

This is the eternal question: How much should you REALLY spend on an engagement ring? You may have heard something about how to spend two or even three months’ salary on a diamond engagement ring. Given that the average salary in the United States is around $41,500, that’s between $6,900 and $10,000. But while ten […]

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Best Ways to Spend American Express Points

If you like redemption options for rewards, then the American Express Membership Rewards Program provides you with a long list of ways to spend your points and redeem your credit card rewards. But some methods of atonement are more effective than others. With a few exceptions, paying for airfare provides the most value for your […]

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9 things you should NEVER spend money on

We all know that there are things that you should never spend money on, such as cigarettes and gambling. It’s an obvious no-no. Also, there are things that people *say* should not spend money on but are just ridiculous – like avocado toast and morning latte. (Umm… hi! They are delicious.) So the question is: […]

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How much should you spend on a car?

In America, having your own car is synonymous with complete freedom. After all, the car allows you to go anywhere and anytime. But this freedom comes at a price. Cars – even the cheapest ones – can be expensive. Garbage that breaks down twice a month will still cost you several thousand. A good car […]

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