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How do you split a bill at a restaurant? Does it make sense to lend money to a friend? When should you tip? These are just a few questions that can make for awkward financial moments. Following the proper etiquette can be difficult when money is involved, since people often operate under different rules. To help [...]

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Thanksgiving-Party

Once a year, Americans gather around the table to celebrate family, turkey, and football. Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is no frugal affair, however. Turkeys aren’t cheap, nor are all of the fixings and the décor. It also seems like there’s never enough time to get everything done, entertain family and friends, and also enjoy the [...]

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High utility bills during winter months can often derail personal finances, setting back savings goals and creating situations where people struggle to get out of debt. Before this happens, invest in your home’s energy efficiency and benefit from lower utility bills. This series looks at ways to save money with weatherization. In Part II, we will review some [...]

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Whether you’re looking to make a career move, or just trying to find a higher paying job, the holidays are a great time to put yourself on the radar and do some professional networking. This is the time of year when you’re likely going to parties, meeting up with friends and family, and possibly meeting [...]

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Save money with weatherization

Your home and your wallet will thank you immensely for taking the time for weatherization this season. There may be some upfront costs, but you will reap the benefits of possible energy savings, lower utility bills and avoiding costly repairs come spring. This series is for homeowners, landlords and renters, the young and the old. In Part [...]

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Candy is nice any time of year. But at no time is it more ubiquitous than right after Halloween. If you haven’t handed it all out to trick-or-treaters, then you’ve probably got a bowl of candy sitting in your house… taunting you… begging to be eaten. So, you can go ahead and gorge yourself on sugary snacks [...]

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If you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably someone who’s looking to save money, get out of debt, and better manage your finances. Earning some extra money is a big help in all situations, but who has the time to look for and work another job? Well, it may not take up as much time [...]

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Estate Planning 101

by Michelle on October 23, 2014

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Estate planning is not just for the wealthy, the elderly or families with children. It’s a way to legally protect yourself and your loved ones if tragedy or death occurs. Who will make medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated? Who gets the house when you die? What about paying for your children’s education? [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Beware the Lazy Tax

by Albie D on October 21, 2014

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Laziness. In the hectic, busy world that so many of us live in, it can be a sweet respite to just sit and do nothing for a while. Are there things that could be done? Probably. But now and then you just want to relax and procrastinate. There’s nothing wrong with a little mental break, but [...]

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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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