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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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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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Have you ever gone grocery shopping and noticed all the extra information that is on the price tags? It’s not some mysterious grocery store jargon. It’s actually the unit pricing for any given item. If you pay attention to the unit prices, you can save yourself some money on items that you need. Here’s how…

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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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Tuesday Tip: Splitting the Check

by Albie D on September 30, 2014

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Going out with a group of friends can be great. You sit down to a nice dinner, grab a few cocktails, or maybe head to a bar to watch (insert your favorite sports team). I sure hope they beat (insert rival team). Regardless of where you go, it’s fun to get together. But what happens [...]

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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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Celebrate World Car-Free Day

by Elaine H on September 22, 2014

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Today is World Car-Free Day, where people of the world get together to use their legs and get everywhere they can without a car. Besides the great health benefits of walking, reducing car usage can also save you money on transportation and travel costs, while also being better for the environment.

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DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY, I’m a little concerned about my parents. They’re getting on in age, and I worry that they haven’t prepared for their later years. They aren’t savvy with computers or technology, so I want to make sure that they are getting information from trustworthy sources. Do you have any recommendations? -Concerned Adult [...]

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We are all very aware of the times of year when we need to do some spending. The holiday season, of course, comes to mind. But what about all the other events throughout the year that you don’t typically plan ahead for? Your friend’s Halloween party? Your parents summer cookout? Birthdays? Weddings? The list goes [...]

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