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Budget

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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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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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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dorm room

Dorm room walls can be gray and drab, but they don’t have to stay that way. Let the decor of your college dorm room reflect the real you! Add posters, rugs, lamps, and sheets to customize your room and make it as fun and outgoing as you are. This week, we’re focusing on how you [...]

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dorm room

Dorm rooms can be so boring. Those drab concrete walls and generic curtains are just waiting for you to come in and add your style. In this series, we’re looking at the coolest dorm room styles, all of which you can score for less than $100. Whether you’re quiet and romantic or outspoken and brassy, [...]

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Now that the back-to-school season is coming to an official close, it’s time to start thinking about the winter holidays. No? Too soon? Believe it or not, it’s never too soon to start planning for the holiday season. For example, if you started saving just $20 a week back in January until Thanksgiving, you would [...]

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The title of this post is a pretty broad statement, and it can also be difficult to follow that creed at all times. Sometimes we want something more, something a little bigger, better, nicer. Our advice, however, is to think about what you actually need now, and what you will need in the future before [...]

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How to Budget for Children’s Extracurricular Activities

The back-to-school season is not only a hectic time of year, but also an expensive one that should be budgeted for. Between buying school supplies, new clothing or school uniforms, and planning healthy and affordable lunches, the costs of sending your child to school can certainly add up quickly. Now that school is in full [...]

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It’s late at night, and all you want is something cheesy, gooey, and bad for you. Though you may instinctively order a whole pizza, or a massive calzone, there are other options that will be easier on your wallet and a little bit kinder to your caloric intake. Using just a microwave, you can make [...]

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