PocketGuard, an intuitive money management tool for income and expenditure monitoring, has announced a partnership with Bend Financial, an industry-leading health savings account (HSA) provider. This collaboration will provide PocketGuard customers with the opportunity to open Bend’s next-generation HSA designed to simplify health savings accounts and make maximizing their benefits easy.

PocketGuard is committed to integrating new features and ensuring all-in-one access to budget tracking — now including healthcare. With this agreement, the company is not only upgrading its available features but also expanding to provide customers with a user-friendly HSA solution tailored to meet each user’s unique needs. …


Money management is essential if you want to build a comfortable lifestyle for yourself and keep out of financial trouble. However, many Americans struggle with managing their money.

Nearly 40% of American adults report that they wouldn’t be able to come up with $400 in case of an emergency. That’s shocking, considering unexpected expenses pop up from time to time. If you want to prepare for the worst and increase your financial well-being, check out this simple advice.

Create a budget

A budget is an essential money management tool. It enables you to keep track of your income and expenses, monitor your spending…


After months of economic stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts estimate that 1 in 6 Americans are currently unemployed. And for most people, unemployment means financial uncertainty. For a few months, the government provided an extra $600 per week in benefits for eligible unemployed workers, which helped many folks stay afloat — but those checks stopped coming on July 31st. Now, if you’re unemployed, chances are you’re going to have to start looking for new ways to save money.

No one knows for sure when the pandemic, or the resulting unemployment crisis, will come to an end. With that…


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Nearly 60 million individuals throughout the United States are freelancers, and that number is expected to continue climbing over the course of the next ten years. Freelancing has many benefits, including working when and where you want and choosing how much or how little time you want to put in.

That said, being your own boss requires attentiveness to important financial details that you wouldn’t otherwise need to think about when working for someone else. Protect your hard-earned money and sustain your financial freedom by finding your financial confidence as a freelancer.

Know Your Health Insurance Options

Choosing health insurance…


When most people think about a second or after-school job, they usually consider taking on a retail position at their local big-box store or picking up a few hours as a barista. Few people probably think of becoming a licensed real estate agent as a way to help make ends meet. But, the truth is that this unique profession is perfectly suited for the part-time worker.

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Flexible Hours & Low Startup Costs

Getting started as a real estate agent doesn’t require a storefront and there aren’t any start-up costs associated with it. In fact, it requires very little at all. While some classes are required, you…


Did you know that a majority of our decisions and actions are actually just mindless habits we have engrained in our minds to make up our daily routines? Understanding this simple idea can be an extremely useful tool for personal growth and development, yet many of us continue to limit ourselves. The good news is that, more often than not, this theory is false. As human beings, we have the ability to learn, practice, and develop new habits using mindfulness and education to transform the way we live.

One area of our lives that is heavily tied to our habits…


Many Americans are familiar with the overwhelming struggle and stress that tax season brings. There’s paperwork to keep track of, numbers to crunch, and strategy involved in paying your contributions to the IRS. To help relieve some of the woes tax season brings, we have 4 tips to help you file your taxes properly this year. Don’t let another season of tariffs and turmoil go by until you’ve read this guide.

1. Early is On Time and On Time is Late

You’ve probably heard this one before — and this motto definitely rings true when tax season rolls around. So follow these words of wisdom before the tax deadline passes…


As someone who is aware of the importance of looking after your finances, you may be searching for ways to make some extra money. This will not only allow you to work to a higher budget each month but also put some extra into your savings. One option that many people will consider to generate some extra cash is the world of investments.

Prime among the investing options for many is trading on the global financial markets such as stock exchanges or the currency market. …


The world of shares and stocks can seem very intimidating to newcomers. The complicated terminology and frequent talk of risk is enough to put many people off. However, if you know what you’re doing, it is also a great way of making money for quite little effort. If you have managed to identify the amount of spending money you have using PocketGuard and are looking for a smart way of investing it, then share trading is a good option. …


So, you decided to take your finances under control. Great!

What’s next? First of all, you need to connect your checking, credit, and savings accounts, as this is what makes your budgeting smarter. We can tell you what you’re spending, where to save, and remind when your credit card bills are due. The more accounts you link the smarter your budgeting will be.

💵 Afterward, double-check we detected your Recurring Bills and Income correctly. We do this automatically with the help of a sophisticated algorithm, but no one is perfect. …

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