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5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Financial Stress

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Financial Stress If you are like most people, the Holidays will cause more financials stress than any other time of year. Figuring out how to afford gifts, decor, parties and food can be overwhelming and rob you of the joy and purpose behind the traditions.…
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Budgeting for Holiday Spending

• Setting a budget - Make a list of the individuals you want to purchase gifts for and set a budget for each one. Add up the total for all individuals and make sure that spending can happen along with your other bills. If you have overspent reduce the amount for…
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The True Cost Of Your Degree

University vs. Community College• Prerequisites - Attending community college allows you a much more affordable option when starting the journey. You are able to get most, if not all, of your prerequisites completed. Once these courses are completed you are able to transfer to a university. A lot of community colleges and…
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Back to School On A Budget

  8 tips to save money this back to school season• Hold off buying trendier gear – Kids may love a certain lunch box or pencil case they find in July, but once they start school and see that their friends are all using another kind, they’ll beg you to upgrade them, and that only results in wasted cash. • Shop…
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Four Budget Dinner Recipes for Less than $10 Each

  If you’re cooking on a budget, be sure to not skimp on nutrition. You’ll feel good about feeding your family these creatively delectable recipes that won’t break the bank. By creating a repertoire of recipes featuring cost-effective ingredients, you’ll soon be able to whip out low-cost dinners without even…
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Is it Time to Take out a Loan?

Is it Time to Take Out a Loan? Have you needed extra cash and asked yourself, “Is this a good reason to get a personal loan?” Personal loans are unique in that the lender does not need to know how the funds will be used and they don’t require collateral.…
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Save Money by Filing Your Own Taxes

Are you filing your taxes for the first time? We understand the word “taxes” may sound daunting, but you’re not alone! Here are 5 tips when you are filing for the first time:   1.)  Get organized Clear that old desk and gather the documents you need to start the…
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Going on a Summer Vacation?

Going on Vacation this Summer? Here’s How to Plan a Trip that you can afford! If your finances can’t bear the weight of an extravagant trip right now, finding ways to travel affordably may not be as tough as it seems. It just requires careful planning, savvy solutions, and thinking…
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Seven Ways to Save BIG on Your Wedding

Wedding season is upon us! Are you engaged or planning to get married soon? Weddings can be one of the most financially stressful milestones in a family’s life. The pressure of an over-the-top wedding leaves couples wondering if they should even take the leap. If you are planning to get…
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Financial Education

Financial education is the most valuable education we can learn. Unfortunately, most of us learn the hard way. Financial Education is not taught in the traditional school system, yet is an essential part of life in modern society. We can offer you the tools necessary to navigate through the banking…
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