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Tips to Help You Save on Energy This Winter

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Winter is coming! Well actually… it’s here. With the weather taking a turn to the colder side, you probably want to do all you can to save on expenses such as your heating bill. After all, more savings equals more for the holidays. To help you save a bit more this holiday season, here are six tips to help you save on energy this winter.
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6 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Holiday Budget

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It’s that time of year again. The holidays have finally arrived. Have you been preparing for them? Or are you going to throw caution to the wind and wing it this holiday season?
Tips to Build Credit While You're in College

Tips to Build Credit While You’re in College

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

One part of #adulting is being responsible for your finances and your credit. Good credit is key to a secure financial future, you can take steps while you are in college or when you are just getting started in your career.  Having good credit is important in today's world, because a credit score is needed to make large purchases such as cars or homes. Credit can also be a factor during the job application process or apartment hunting process.
Budgeting for Pets

Budgeting For Pets

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Owning a pet can be the most rewarding experience, but with their cute eyes and tail wags, comes a rather large financial commitment. Whether you buy from a breeder, adopt from a shelter, or take in a stray, the initial costs you pay to bring the animal home is only the beginning. Before inviting a new four-legged friend into your family, take a look at your budget.
Understanding IRAs

Understanding IRAs

Friday, August 9, 2019

Have you started saving for retirement? It is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the different options for retirement savings, including which account to choose.  If you haven’t started saving for retirement, it’s never too early or too late to start. While there are many ways to get started and save for retirement, we’re going to go over two main types of IRA accounts in this article - Traditional and Roth IRA (An IRA is an Individual Retirement Account). Both have different advantages.
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Financial Steps After a Death of a Loved One

Friday, August 2, 2019

One of the hardest things to do is deal with the death of a loved one. On top of all the emotional strain you are under, you have to plan for a funeral, final wishes and settle all the financial issues.
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Student Loans, a Breakdown

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

School can be expensive. When it comes to continuing your education the prices add up quick. Most people don’t have the option to pay out of pocket, this is where grants, scholarships, and student loans come in. we’ve broken each one down to help you decide which option is right for you.
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Planning a Trip?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

From searching for the best flight to finding the perfect hotel, you often spend hours planning the perfect vacation. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and you forget to budget. Before planning any of these parts of your trip though, it’s important to start with a budget. Your budget should include a spending limit on transportation, lodging, food, souvenirs, and special attractions. Here are a couple tips to help you stick to your budget to avoid overspending, while still being able to enjoy yourself on your next vacation.
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Finding Real Scholarships and Avoiding Scams

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Each year, students looking to continue their education begin the hunt for scholarships to help ease their financial stress. With the multitude of websites claiming to provide scholarships, how can you spot the fakes from the legitimate ones? We’ve compiled a short list of red flags to help you distinguish the fakes from the real deals
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Budget-Friendly Vacation

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

When it comes to vacation, many people think they can't afford or make the time for one. A vacation doesn't have to be a globetrotting international trip or an extravagant Instagram worthy getaway. It can be time off enjoying your own city.  (Or if you are like some on our team, having time off to lounge around is a great luxury.) So what do you do when you only have a small amount of money or you’re short on time?