Income

Money makes the world go around. Providing invaluable information to help firefighters understand their money and finances, they will quickly see it’s not how much you make, but how much you save. We teach firefighters — notorious bargain hunters who love a good deal — how to keep their hard-earned money in the bank, revealing money managing strategies, tips and suggestions on budgeting as well as retirement planning and understanding debt.

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Command Your Cash Flow

Every firefighter understands financial stress. You aren’t alone. Be proactive, not reactive. Create a budget, analyze your cash flow, patch the leaks, and set goals. The money stress won’t suddenly disappear: in fact, it may never entirely go away. But, by taking command over your finances, you will begin to notice that you are less anxious, more focused, and better prepared to deal with life’s uncertainties.

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PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK

“I paid the bank note, the car note, an’ yes, I paid the ‘phone bill too An’ then I turned around an’ I found that the house note’s due Well, I’d love to take you out like I said I would, honey But there’s too much month at the end of the money” The famous …

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IS FINANCIAL STRESS MAKING YOU SICK AND TIRED?

Losing sleep about money won’t make your troubles go away. It’s past midnight and you know you should be sleeping, but your brain is on overdrive and your body is restless. Your credit card is past due and your bank account is in the red. Your oldest is also applying to post-secondary schools, but you …

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DO YOU HAVE TOO MUCH MONTH AT THE END OF YOUR MONEY?

The harsh reality is that you are not poor but your money management might be. The famous words sung by Marty Stuart have us dancing along with his catchy tune, but the reality is much less dance worthy. For some, the end of each month approaches with the painful realization that there is not enough …

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SIX STRATEGIES TO EXTINGUISH YOUR DEBT

Debt ruins relationships and destroys futures, and it also has the power to deteriorate a person’s self-esteem and overall health. Debt is an oppressive burden resting on your shoulders during the day that turns into a weight on your chest as you lie awake at night. It’s like a fire that becomes harder to battle …

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SIX QUICK TIPS TO SAVE MORE MONEY

Whether it’s an enticing marketing email that stirs your desire to spend or a swipe-up link to the gadget you’ve been coveting, unsubscribe and unfollow. We all have good intentions when it comes to saving money, but sometimes the hardest part is starting. Maybe you find yourself waiting for a milestone, like turning a certain …

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3 STEPS TO KNOCK DOWN OVERSPENDING

What starts as a slow burn can erupt into a bigger issue that has the potential to extinguish relationships, cause bankruptcy and impair your ability to live the life you work so hard for. Overspending — it’s a topic that people don’t like to talk about but one that many can relate to. It’s a …

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