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Savings Tips

Budgeting is primarily about controlling spending and allocating savings. How to save, how much to save, and how to track your savings are the topics for this part of the blog. Vertex42 provides a number of different spreadsheets to help you:

Introducing the Savings Snowball Calculator

Savings Snowball

Vertex42 has developed a new Savings Snowball Calculator to help you plan how to reach your savings and debt payoff goals. This article provides some background on the savings snowball concept and explains some of the features of the calculator. Questions and comments are welcome.

42 Effective Ways to Save Money

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To help those who are using Vertex42’s budget templates and money management tools, we’ve compiled a huge list of effective ways to save money and help you stick to your family budget.

How Much Should I Save for College?

Saving for College

How will you help your child save for college? This could be a scary thought. For one thing, most people have no idea how much college is going to cost  years from now when their child starts attending. The actual amount is as varied as [...]

Planning for Retirement? Don’t Forget About Inflation

Retirement and Inflation

Answering the question “How much do I need to save for retirement?” requires you to estimate how much you think you could live on after you retire. But, don’t forget about inflation. If you think you could live on $75,000 [...]

How Do I Track My Savings Goals?

Savings Goal Thermometers

If you budget, surely you’ve had to deal with the problem of how to track your savings goals. Do you do it within your budget somehow? Do you try to make Quicken do what you want? Perhaps you’ve tried the [...]