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Saving

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It’s easy to fall into routines. You wake up, shower, then head to work. You go grocery shopping on this day. You gas up the car on that day. And on and on we go. Routines aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They keep us on task in our daily lives. However, some routines may be costing [...]

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how to save for college

Happy National College Savings Day- celebrated on May 29th (5/29) each year to promote financial planning and the value of 529 plans. As college costs can add up quickly, parents and families should consider saving early to prepare for those future educational expenses and avoid student loan debt. No matter where you are on the journey, let’s take [...]

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When making travel arrangements on a budget, every little bit of savings can feel like a victory. You want to put your money towards something fun like activities and souvenirs, not fees and insurance. It can be difficult to determine when travel insurance is worth it. Of course, it only winds up being useful when you need [...]

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save money this summer help with debts

As summer approaches, the thought of saving money might seem impossible next to all the fun plans you are making. However, it could be the perfect opportunity to grow your skills and try some new ideas. Since saving money or avoiding expenses can help with debts, let’s take a look at 10 ways to save [...]

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retire debt free

The future of retirement may look a lot different than our parents or grandparents have experienced. Factors like social security, longevity and our overall financial savvy will greatly affect our preparedness. To successfully create a retirement plan, it’s best to think about it as an equation. And to simplify that equation right off the bat, we’d like to [...]

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Tuesday Tip: Coupon Codes

by Albie D on May 12, 2015

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Today’s tip is a simple one. Anyone who shops online knows that there are deals to be had. It’s easy to do simple searches and compare prices, but there may be another step that consumers are forgetting about. Coupon codes!

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Saving money can be challenging. Especially for people who have a hard time controlling their spending. It’s one thing if your normal expenses like rent, utility bills, and groceries take up most of your paycheck. It’s another thing if you have money that you could put into savings, but you can’t help spending it on [...]

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Groceries are one of the biggest parts of a consumer’s monthly budget. According to the USDA, the average cost of a moderate meal plan for a family of four is $895.80 a month. And that cost goes up as the children of the household get older. Food is obviously a necessity, but that doesn’t mean we have [...]

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summer jobs for teenagers and setting budget goals

A summer job is a great way for teens to learn about money management. It’s a perfect opportunity to work with your teenagers on understanding the impact of setting goals, budgeting and saving their money. Let’s find out what kind of summer jobs are out there for teenagers and how to make the most out of [...]

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teach kids to save

In conjunction with Financial Literacy Month,  affiliates across the country will be recognizing National Teach Kids To Save Day tomorrow. Did you know that only six states require high school students to be tested on personal finance? We can all agree on the importance of financial education for children and adults alike, after all, our nation’s economic future [...]

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