How Mvelopes Helps You Accomplish Your Goals

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Feb 14, 2017 9:25:07 AM

Mvelopes helps you budget so you can achieve your goals with your money. Saving more, eliminating debt and living within your income all help you in your daily life. 

We're proud to help people take positive steps toward their financial independence and want to share their stories with you.

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Mvelopes vs. Mint

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Feb 7, 2017 11:58:48 AM

If you use Mint to categorize your transactions for you to check once a month, you’re not really budgeting. You have a finance tracker and not a budget.

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How to Make Sure There's Money in Your Future

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Jan 31, 2017 10:26:47 AM

People sometimes can’t decide what they should do, save money or pay off debt. They’re both good things and really both should be happening at the same time, but to what extent depends on your situation.

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Ease Your Mind By Eliminating Debt for Good

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Jan 24, 2017 9:41:22 AM

Debt is a common problem in America.  Many people think they have it under control, but plenty of people are drowning in debt.

Ever-increasing debt causes stress in you and your relationships. You’re always paying interest and the balances never seem to move except to increase. Living paycheck to paycheck leads to covering emergencies or financial needs with credit instead of savings, while debt grows and grows.

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Add a Little Sunshine to Your Budget

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Jan 17, 2017 12:49:07 PM

Not to rain on your budget, but it could be so much sunnier. We all spend too much one way or another. Invite a little sunshine into your finances by reducing your expenses.

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Four Steps for a Successful Budget

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Jan 10, 2017 9:19:03 AM

Getting through the month within your budget can be a struggle. Living within your budget doesn’t always have to be so tough and the way to simplify it is to compare your performance and adjust both your expectations and your behaviors on a regular basis.

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Now is the Time to Look at Your Net Worth

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Jan 3, 2017 9:56:39 AM

Being open and frank about your finances is part of getting started improving them. Sometimes this can be hard to do, especially if you aren't on top of the details of your budget. There are a lot of ways to measure your financial health, but one efficient way is your net worth.

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Four Steps to Financial Success in the New Year

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Dec 27, 2016 11:34:31 AM

Take a mental snapshot of your finances. Would you consider that picture a pleasant one or a stressful one? 

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How to Prepare for Higher Interest Rates

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Dec 20, 2016 10:01:08 AM

Last week, the Federal Reserve Board voted to raise their benchmark interest rate a quarter of a point so it will sit between .5 and .75%. It’s big news because it affects the majority of instruments you use for daily and monthly finances. Every loan you have that isn’t a fixed rate is affected by the increase and probably the most important change will be on your credit cards. 

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Achieving Your New Year's Resolution

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Dec 13, 2016 10:08:31 AM

Most people's New Year’s resolutions are obvious. Sorry, but it’s true, even if it would take me three guesses.

The 10 most common resolutions are to lose weight, get organized, spend less, get healthier, live life to the fullest, help others, live your dreams, spend time with family, quit smoking and fall in love.

They’re so common because they’re difficult to do for an entire year and every January you have the opportunity to give it another go. Well, 2017 will be different. Your resolutions may not be, but accomplishing them will.

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