Financial Impulse

Texas-based personal finance writer hoping to help others learn how to cultivate a smart "financial impulse."

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The Retirement Savings Gap: Why Retirement Planning Looks Different for Men & Women

There’s a retirement savings gap between men and women—but narrowing and closing it could benefit everyone.

Lending Money to Friends 101

Lending money to friends, or even family, is far from ideal—but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

Frugal Habits: The Key to Growing Your Savings

You can transform your personal finances by making frugality a habit.

10 Tips for Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating for a higher salary and better benefits is crucial to maximizing your earning potential.

Emotional Spending: Stop Your Emotions from Making Poor Financial Decisions

Do your emotions ever drive you into making poor financial decisions? Maybe it’s time to get to the root of it.

How Much Do We Spend on Holidays and Special Occasions?

If you’ve ever wondered how much we typically spend on gifts, find out in our roundup of spending data.

6 Practical Ways to Build Up Your Emergency Fund Faster

Saving shouldn’t be so difficult—learn how to build your emergency fund faster with our practical guide to saving!

How Much Should My Rent Be?

Not sure how much you should spend on housing? Find out how to better budget for rent.

How to Create a Minimalist Budget

If you find yourself saving less than you’d like, a minimalist budget can help get your finances into better shape.