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Nearly everyone has a smart phone nowadays. Even those who are struggling financially would likely consider their mobile device a “must-have”. While smart phones can be expensive (purchase price plus monthly data plans), they actually have the capability to help you save money in other areas. There are apps for shopping, banking, budgeting, and more. Here [...]

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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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Teaching children about money is something that intimidates many parents. It’s hard to bring up good financial habits when many parents often have their own bad financial habits. But since there is no national provider of financial literacy, it’s important for parents to guide children and show them what it takes to handle personal finance [...]

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How to Make Money as a Kid

by Michelle on November 7, 2014

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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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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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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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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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Save Money on Halloween

by Albie D on October 27, 2014

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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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Learning how to save is a valuable lesson that children as young as preschool can begin to learn. In this clip from Sesame Street, Elmo shows kids how to divide their money into savings, spending money, and sharing money. But how do you motivate children to understand why they should save?

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