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5 Telltale Signs You Need a Budget

Remember when the stock market crashed in September of 2008? An overheated housing market and risky, subprime mortgage activity were to blame. But those things didn't blow up the economy overnight -- they took years to come to a head.

Your personal finances can work the same way. Bad money habits, left unchecked, quietly weaken your financial security and set the stage for disaster. The solution? Creating a household budget and committing to it. With a budget in place, your bad money habits can't go unnoticed. And if you're not sure this applies to you, read on for five signs you already have money troubles brewing.

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