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Budget

Stay on budget holiday

Every year, there are more gifts to buy, pies to bake and homes to adorn with decorations. And every year many of us end up spending more than we are able to on the holidays. Don’t let your January bank account frighten you. Stay on budget and avoid credit card debt this holiday season by [...]

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How to Make Money as a Kid

by Michelle on November 7, 2014

BERENSTAIN BEARS

The lemonade stand is one of the quintessential images of kids trying to earn money. Many youngsters want money beyond their allowance to buy goodies, see a movie and even to feel grown-up. Making money and reaching a goal is a great experience to have as a kid. Financial lessons as a kid can be a [...]

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Excited Shopping Woman

We are fast approaching the busiest shopping season of the year. I’m sure you’re already thinking up gift ideas, and maybe even scouting some prices. Many of you are probably also gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, both of which can offer some great bargains for holiday gifts. However, not everything is a [...]

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scrooge_mcduck

Growing up, I never would have thought that Scrooge McDuck would be a good role model. His cantankerous nature didn’t seem appealing; he just seemed greedy and mean. While it looks like Scrooge is sitting idly by on his money, his wealth is actually circulating in the economy and growing. His giant pile of money [...]

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talking cents guy

DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY, I have not done much in the past to make sure that every part of my finances are in tip-top shape. I recently became financially independent (just graduated from college this past May), and I’m not sure where to begin. How can I start cleaning up my finances and making sure [...]

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Save Money on Halloween

by Albie D on October 27, 2014

save money on halloween

Between the costumes, candy, and decorations, Halloween can wind up being a pretty expensive holiday. Those of us looking to save money need to find less expensive alternatives to the high-priced items, but just because you have a small budget doesn’t mean the fun factor has to get smaller too. Check out these ideas to save [...]

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401k

Happy National Save for Retirement Week! Whether you haven’t started saving for retirement or you have a great plan in place, everyone can participate in this week; maybe you finally start that personal budget or you take some time to evaluate your current plan. It’s not the most glamorous time of the year, but certainly one [...]

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kidsmoney1

It’s not unusual for children to focus on the next new toy that they want without understanding how to get it. Beyond just spending money, children will need to learn where money comes from and where it can go. Financial literacy can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life, so why not start at [...]

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budget

The Financial Planning Association has declared this week as Financial Planning Week! The FPA is a group that advocates financial education and supports initiatives that help consumers better understand the importance of financial planning. We would like to show our support of Financial Planning Week by offering some of our financial education resources to help consumers get on [...]

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Children can begin learning about personal finance at a young age, as early as preschool. They should start to learn about the concept of money at this age, otherwise, they may look at money as an infinite resource, causing bad spending habits later in life. There are a number of resources to help them understand [...]

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