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Budget

save money this summer help with debts

As summer approaches, the thought of saving money might seem impossible next to all the fun plans you are making. However, it could be the perfect opportunity to grow your skills and try some new ideas. Since saving money or avoiding expenses can help with debts, let’s take a look at 10 ways to save [...]

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Graduation Party On A Budget

by Carly on May 21, 2015

graduation party money saving tips

Has a loved one just graduated? A celebration is in order! Before you start stressing about how you’re going to afford the party your grad deserves, check out these savvy party tips and avoid credit card debt.

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budget friendly diy projects

For many people, summer is the time to get all those projects done that have plagued you since last year. Unfortunately, projects can cost more than anticipated. To help manage your budget and avoid consumer debt, follow these tips while completing your DIY outdoor projects.

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retire debt free

The future of retirement may look a lot different than our parents or grandparents have experienced. Factors like social security, longevity and our overall financial savvy will greatly affect our preparedness. To successfully create a retirement plan, it’s best to think about it as an equation. And to simplify that equation right off the bat, we’d like to [...]

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military family budgeting resources deployment finances

In honor of Armed Forces Day, Talking Cents would like to share some financial resources for those serving in the military. Our brave service members often face unique financial circumstances before, during and after their time in the military. Fortunately, ACCC can help prepare your budget for each stage.

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no credit cards challenge eliminate credit card debt

Credit card debt can stem from both needs and wants. If you struggle to manage your credit cards or currently have credit card debt, try this month’s challenge. Put down all your credit cards and learn how you can eliminate your credit card debt.

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summer jobs for teenagers and setting budget goals

A summer job is a great way for teens to learn about money management. It’s a perfect opportunity to work with your teenagers on understanding the impact of setting goals, budgeting and saving their money. Let’s find out what kind of summer jobs are out there for teenagers and how to make the most out of [...]

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teach kids to save

In conjunction with Financial Literacy Month,  affiliates across the country will be recognizing National Teach Kids To Save Day tomorrow. Did you know that only six states require high school students to be tested on personal finance? We can all agree on the importance of financial education for children and adults alike, after all, our nation’s economic future [...]

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difference between a bank and a credit union

Did you know that April is National Credit Union Youth Month? In conjunction with this month’s Financial Literacy, this year’s ‘Wild About Saving‘ theme encourages our youth to start thinking about their financial future. You may find local credit unions offering deals when opening a new account and other community outreach events to educate young people. [...]

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avoiding debt from mortgages and home buying

In another installment of Financial Literacy Month, Talking Cents is covering the costs of buying a home. Since purchasing a home is one of the biggest investment you will make, it’s important to make sure that you understand all that comes with it. By saving and preparing for all related home buying costs, you will be [...]

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