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How Do You Refinance a Car Loan?

Many drivers do not realize that they can refinance their car loans in much the same way they would refinance their mortgages. The amounts may be lower and the terms may be shorter, but the two refinancing processes work in much the same way. So how does refinancing a car work? Unless you paid cash […]

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Kids and Money – Cut Down on Requests for Stuff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture came out with a number this year that probably won’t startle any parent, who is trying to keep a teenage boy’s hunger at bay or pay for weeks of summer camps. Kids and money just go together it seems. The agency found that the cost to raise a child born […]

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Have You Checked Your Credit Score Lately?

New credit score changes give some a boost, others a setback Big changes to the way your credit score is calculated are good news for some people — and not so great news for others. It gets complicated, but here’s the skinny: VantageScore, a credit scoring system that is used by the three major credit […]

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Tips To Save Money on Moving Expenses

Whether you’re moving across town or 1,000 miles across the country, moving can be a stressful experience. In an effort to help you save money on moving expenses, we’ve gathered some of the best advice we could find to help you on moving day and beyond. Save Money on Moving Expenses Off-season moves are often […]

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How To Cut School Expenses (from Pictures to Field Trips)

Do The Math It’s time for another school year to begin. And, as kids prepare to fill up their brains with knowledge, parents may feel like they’re dumping their wallets out at the school doors. Are you looking to cut school expenses? We’ve got some tips for you! Of course, there’s the cost of school […]

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CESI Names Mike Croxson as New CEO

Consumer Education Services Inc. Names Mike Croxson as CEO (Raleigh, NC.) Aug. 3, 2017 —  Consumer Education Services Inc. (CESI) has named financial services executive Mike Croxson CEO as the company prepares to roll out enhanced services to support consumers struggling to manage their financial well-being. Diane Chen, CESI’s founder and CEO for the past […]

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How to Understand Your Credit Score

Does My Credit Score Really Matter? Did you know you have not one credit score, but multiple credit scores? And here’s another surprise: Credit scores don’t just impact your financial world — they actually affect much more in your life. If you are looking to understand your credit score, we’ve got the scoop. Your credit […]

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Let’s Go Camping: Five Tips For a Cheap Family Vacation

With stargazing, sunrises and dinners around the fire, camping can be an ideal getaway, particularly for families who want a cheap family vacation that fits into their budget. According to Forbes, the average family spends $1,145, or $4,580 on a vacation. But, when you take hotel rooms out of the equation, you can start to really […]

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3 Advantages of a Programmable Thermostat

Whether it’s the freezing cold winter temps, or the dead of summer heat, we all want to live in a comfortable environment without spending a fortune on our energy bills. If you are looking for a way to help you maintain that level of comfort with your home temperature, have you considered a programmable thermostat? […]

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Cancer Treatment Costs – Most Doctors Don’t Discuss Them

Who to talk to and questions to ask when you are faced with diagnosis A new study says few doctors discuss cancer treatment costs when patients are newly diagnosed. When they do, doctors spend just two minutes talking about it in discussions that were often prompted by questions from the patients. According to an Associated […]

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