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5 Money Management Lessons to Teach Your Kids

Most parents are quick to teach their kids about staying safe and being polite, but valuable life lessons about money can seem more daunting. However, parents are a child’s biggest influencers when it comes to money – after all, you’re their only role model when it comes to spending and saving your hard-earned cash — so it’s important [...]

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Handling Debt After Death – What Do I Need To Know?

How to handle debt when a spouse, close family member dies Perhaps it was an extended illness. Or, maybe it was a sudden loss. Either way, the death of a spouse or close family member can be a shock to the system — emotionally, of course, but also financially. For women, the experience can be [...]

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Surviving Financially While You Are Unemployed

Maybe you have just graduated from college. Maybe you have recently relocated. Maybe you have been a victim of layoffs. Whatever the case, if you find yourself without employment, what do you do? First of all, don’t panic.Take a deep breath. You can get through this. You will survive, and you can even thrive. If you [...]

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Summer Stock: Up Six Ways to Save on Kid’s Clothes

Any parent knows it’s not cheap to raise a child. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in one report, found the annual cost can be between about $13,000 and $15,000 per child for the average family of four. That includes food, housing, transportation costs, child care, health care and, among other items, clothing. Clothing [...]

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Three Big Reasons Why Budgets Fail

If you’ve ever gotten to the end of a month and wondered where all of your hard-earned money went, it’s probably time to revisit your budget. Living with a budget allows you to understand where your money is going, and to use this information to change your habits and plan for the future. But what [...]

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Tax Season Dirty Dozen Scams

Tax scams swindle money, information from taxpayers It’s tax season crunch time. Taxpayers have until April 18, this year, to file their state and federal income tax returns. And, as they search their files and piles around their homes for critical tax documents, another group also is losing no time to make the most of [...]

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4 Ways To Build Financial Maturity

Being capable and mature with your finances can make your life better, both now, and in the future. Managing your money well is a significant sign of financial maturity, and being financially mature can help you avoid a lot of problems.  If you are looking to build financial maturity, here are four simple ways you [...]

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6 Simple Ways to Cut Your Easter Budget

Looking to cut your Easter Budget? Frilly Easter dresses. Chocolate bunnies. Hams. Easter lilies. Americans spent an estimated $17.3 billion on Easter last year, according to the National Retail Federation — or $146 per person. In fact, Easter spending shot up to its highest level in 13 years in 2016, according to the group, the [...]

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How to Pay For Medical Bills

Anything that requires medical treatment can be stressful. If you add in the stress of the financial burden that medical bills can take, it can become a bit overwhelming. You do not have to panic about how to pay for medical bills. Whether you have medical insurance or if you are paying on your own, [...]

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College Bound? Six Questions To Ask As You Consider Financial Aid

Every Spring, millions of college-bound students across the country start ripping open financial aid package letters from the colleges and universities that they’re considered. For many, the details in those packets will help them make one of the biggest decisions of their lives so far: Exactly where they will spend the next two to four [...]

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