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How to ease your winter blues.

10 simple ways to help alleviate seasonal depression. Wow, this winter has really done a number on us. Current events […]

Budget
How to plan for funeral expenses. The subject no one wants to talk about (but everyone should).

When we lose a loved one, we find ourselves in a state of emotional turmoil. No matter the situation, we […]

Budget
Pet Emergencies: The high cost of medical care.

5 ways to prepare for emergency veterinary care When a pet comes into our lives, whether by purchase, adoption, or […]

Budget
Baby Boomers’ financial concerns.

Are you really ready for retirement? If you were born between 1946 and 1965, you’re well aware of your unique […]

Budget
New year, new financial goals

Setting up a financial plan of attack for 2021 When it comes to new year resolutions, the most valuable could […]

Budget
Winterize your car: a how-to guide to keep it running in the cold.

A few tips to prep your car for winter months. Here comes the chill. Even our cars are beginning to […]

Budget
Budgeting for millennials: A map to financial security.

Millennials are a dynamic force of 75 million people. They make up nearly 25% of the total U.S. population, 30% […]

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Simple (and low-cost) projects to fix up your home for the holidays.

Simple (and low-cost) projects to fix up your home for the holidays. 3 gifts for your home and you. The […]

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6 tips when budgeting for the holidays

When it comes to budgeting for the holidays, it’s all about personal finance. Learn when to start saving, what holiday […]

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How to teach kids about money

Financial training can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. When is the right time for you to be teaching […]

Credit
Know your credit score factors.

How to keep your credit score from shrinking when times are tight.  It’s tempting to pull out that credit card […]

Budget
15 ways to lower your energy bills.

While temps are high, it’s good to look for ways to bring energy usage down. Taking a few steps during […]

Credit
How to protect yourself from COVID-19 fraud and scams

Red flags for COVID-19 scams: Beware of any selling products claiming they can prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19. Currently, […]

Loans
Home office ideas: 4 ways to get started

How to make “working from home” work for you. The home workplace has been a growing trend for decades. In […]

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7 Tips for the Perfect Staycation

Fun ideas to enjoy vacation time from the comfort of your own home. Ever think of your home as a […]

Budget
Smart tips for saving money while stocking your pantry

A well-stocked pantry can save money, time, and stress. “And when she got there, the cupboard was bare” is perhaps […]

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Find a penny, save a penny: 8 ways to reduce financial clutter and save money.

Keeping up with financial commitments can be overwhelming even in the best of times. Reducing the clutter of multiple debts […]

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How to ease your mind by starting an emergency fund.

Don’t let an unexpected expense derail your financial future.  Sometimes, when life gives you financial lemons, you can no longer […]

Taxes
Maximize your tax refund: 5 tax credit and deduction tips.

Tax deductions and credits are your friends. You work hard for your paycheck. It may seem like your take-home pay […]

Credit
Four ways to get your credit card debt under control.

Is debt consolidation the answer? Americans love their credit cards. In fact, the average U.S. household has about $7,400 in […]

Credit
How to repair your credit and improve your FICO scores.

Three important things you can do right now*. Read the article here. *The information and materials provided on this website […]

Budget
Big bills, big problems.

A big unexpected expense like a doctor bill or car repair can put the squeeze on your budget. But if […]

Loans
Quick cash: the disadvantages of payday loans

If you need money to pay your bills, you might think about getting a payday loan. But before you sign […]

Loans
Banking terms you should know when applying for a loan

Do bankers speak a different language? It can definitely seem that way. The financial world has its own language and […]

Identity
Are you an easy target for identity theft?

Between cyber-attacks at banks, credit agencies, hospitals, and old-fashioned dumpster diving, your sensitive personal information could be more at risk […]

Taxes
Make your taxes less taxing.

Will tax time be a pain or a breeze this year? If you take a few easy steps ahead of […]

Credit
Who needs credit? Pretty much everyone.

It’s true. There are a lot of things you can do without using credit. You can pay for your rent, […]

Budget
No budget? No problem.

There are a million things you’d probably rather do than make a budget. But it’s a lot easier than you […]

Credit
Rebuilding after bankruptcy.

Filing for bankruptcy can definitely make it tough to get credit, but there are steps you can take to start […]