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Shopping & Eating in Season

by Dilini on August 26, 2015

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A healthy diet is the foundation of good health, and is a cost that no one should forego. But there are certain ways of managing these expenses with smarter shopping choices. Rule number one for saving money on produce is shopping in season. When fruits and vegetables are at their peak, supply and demand pushes prices lower. This [...]

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Happy Birthday to our National Park Service! Today this organization turns 99. In honor of this momentous occasion, the National Park Service is offering free admission to all national parks today. If there happens to be a park in your area, it’s a perfect excuse to get out and enjoy one of our nation’s great parks [...]

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pinterest for college life and financial aid

College life is more than attending class; it’s finding a way to live on a budget and prepare for your future. To help you manage your personal finances around your studies, ACCC has two Pinterest boards waiting for you to explore.

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avoid credit card debt with budgeting for after school activities

Now that you have back to school clothes and supplies shopping done, it’s time to consider the costs of all those activities your children plan on doing throughout the upcoming school year. Here are some tips on how to avoid drowning in debt with after school activity expenses.

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use credit cards wisely avoid credit card debt tuesday tip

Google has this great tool. It’s called Google alerts. You can set it up to send you an email anytime your chosen topic is mentioned anywhere on the internet. It’s a simple way to have information delivered right to your inbox. So, say you want to stay current on your local sports team. You just create [...]

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avoid credit card debt in college with a budget

Whether you’re residing off campus or dorm dwelling, living on your own can make you realize all the day to day basic necessities you need to purchase in order to live comfortably and take care of yourself. From toiletries to cold medication, snacks to weekend adventures and everything in between; tuition and a meal plan doesn’t mean you’re completely taken [...]

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School Supplies on a Budget

by Michelle on August 13, 2015

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School supplies are another necessary item for kids going back to school this fall. Just like last week’s post on school clothing, it’s important to avoid credit card debt by sticking to a budget. Prepare your kids for the year ahead with these tips for getting school supplies on a budget.

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credit freeze to avoid identity theft

Each year, millions of Americans have their identity stolen. A credit freeze- also called a security freeze- is a great way to hinder identity thieves from attacking you. A freeze limits access to your credit report which makes it challenging to take out new lines of credit in your name. Explore credit freezes to see [...]

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Dorm Décor Tips On A Budget

by Carly on August 7, 2015

dorm decor tips on a budget

If you’re about to enter college and living on campus, chances are you’ve already begun to start thinking about how you might want your dorm room to look. But before you go crazy with ideas and lavish decorations, take a peak at these dorm décor tips so that you stay on budget and avoid credit problems.

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avoid credit card debt with back to school clothes shopping tips

Back to school shopping is usually a great time for kids and a budget concern for parents. Dropping lots of cash all at once can be challenging- especially if your child has high end tastes. Rather than ending up with credit card debt, here are a few ways to prepare for back to school clothes [...]

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