From the monthly archives:

September 2011

Buy or Lease a Car? How to Decide

by Albie D on September 23, 2011

Today we tackle the age old question that has plagued mankind since the dawn of time… Should you buy or lease that car? A question more perplexing than paper vs. plastic, or even soup vs. salad.  The choice as to whether you should buy or lease a car comes down to two main factors:  1) [...]

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Here’s a little video we produced to illustrate how your credit report can follow you through many areas of your life, and potentially wreak havoc. In this case, a job interview.  Monty Python-esque?… Not so much. But the message is valid and we had fun.  Enjoy!

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Facebook is the biggest platform of social media today. According to mashable.com, almost 50% of Americans are active users on Facebook. No doubt  it has become a huge phenomena. But because so many people are using it, it has become an easy way for organizations to peer into your personal life and use it against [...]

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TalkingCents blogger (and Community Outreach Educator for ACCC), Julie Soforenko was interviewed on NECN on September 14th 2011, and answered some common questions about credit counseling. Watch it here…

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What’s Your Cigarette? Okay, before you click away, this isn’t entirely about cigarettes. If you don’t smoke there may still be something here for you.  At least read my little story…

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Find a Job at College

by Albie D on September 8, 2011

I had a job landscaping every summer in high school.  Once I got to college, I still needed money, but had less time to earn it (what with all the studying and… stuff).  My parents would help me out with some basics but, if I wanted spending money, I had to earn it.  Luckily my [...]

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Well it’s harvest time here in New England and, as usual, my friends and I are starting to figure out what we are sharing. My tomatoes didn’t fair well, but my basil did great! One of my friends will give me a case of her tomatoes  to make my gravy (pasta sauce). She’ll get a [...]

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Back to School Supplies

Unknown expenses come around all the time and wallop us with their unpredictable amounts that we have to spend and their bad timing and their baggy pants and their loud music (dang punk expenses). But there are many “periodic” expenses in life that we are well aware of. We just forget about them as the [...]

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