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How to Alleviate Stress from Financial Issues

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  When it comes to daily stress, financial worries usually top the list. Whether its overdue payments owed or taxes that need filed, financial stress is unfortunately something that can occur year-round. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Preparation and planning will help you get ahead of your finances and allow you to cross one more item off your list of stresses. If you entered 2015 with the hope of alleviating financial stress, here are five tips to keep you on track: Create a budget. A budget is the best way to track your spending habits and recognize areas that can be cut from daily spending. It doesn’t mean that you have to give up all your little splurges at once, but take a good look at how much you’re spending and where it’s being spent. It may surprise you how quickly your daily coffee runs or lunches out with co-workers add up over a month’s time. A budget means that there are fewer surprises at the end of the month because you’ve planned ahead for where your money should be allocated. Be organized. Do you keep all your tax documents in a shoebox never to be looked ...

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