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Just Graduated? How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on April 22, 2020

In light of the pandemic, it was probably not the end of your college career that you envisioned, but even so, you’ve accomplished so much! You’re still graduating and ready to start your life as an “adult.” Congratulations! 

 

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How to Pay for Long-Term Care Now or Plan for Long-Term Care in the Future

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on March 3, 2020

If you are planning for retirement, you may have given a lot of thought to 401Ks and pensions but not to how you would pay for long-term care. Long-term care can be costly and can have a huge impact on your retirement, whether it’s you who needs it or a loved one. That’s why you should take these steps to make sure you are prepared for the need and costs of long-term care.

 

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Do I really need a budget?

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on February 14, 2020

The quick answer is yes! A budget is like most things. If you don’t consciously make one then one will automatically establish itself for you based on your income and expenses. Here are a few things you should do as you’re planning your budget.

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Is it really a bargain? What to buy and what to skip this Black Friday

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on October 25, 2019

It's the bargain-hunter's favorite season-or is it? Before you brave the crowds this Black Friday, take a few minutes to read through our list of what to buy and what to skip so you come home only with true bargains.

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Fed drops rates How will it affect consumers

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on September 27, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk about interest rates in the news lately. The president said he would like to see interest rates at zero percent or below.

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It’s time to get ready for back to school How to fit the cost of ‘back to school’ in your budget

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on July 1, 2019

It seems the summer just got started and it’s time to talk about going back to school. Over the next few weeks, parents and their students will be getting ready for the first day of the school year. As a parent, have you ever thought about what it really costs to get your kids back to school?

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We all know paying for college can be expensive Here are some ways to pay for school without breaking the bank

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on June 26, 2019

One day you’re holding your new born baby and the next thing you know that same child is graduating high school and going off to college. The time goes by fast. And we all know how astronomical the cost of college can be, but the last thing we as parents want to do is saddle our kids with a large sum of debt as they’re launching into the new world of adulting. So what are students and parents to do?

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Ready to take on the great outdoors?

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on May 3, 2019

Here are some additional expenses to consider when purchasing a motorcycle, boat, or RV

As we get to the time of year for warmer weather, many think about getting outside more. In fact, some may consider buying a motorcycle, boat, or recreational vehicle.

But before you purchase, you might want to consider some additional expenses that go along with owning one of these vehicles.

 

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So you want to take a vacation. Here are some vacation planning tips to help you make the most out of your trip

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on March 26, 2019

You’ve been working long and hard, and it’s finally time for a little rest and relaxation. A vacation should be worry-free. So here are a few vacation tips to help you make the most of your travel plans.You’ve been working long and hard, and it’s finally time for a little rest and relaxation. A vacation should be worry-free. So here are a few vacation tips to help you make the most of your travel plans.

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The world of financial literacy can be complicated. Help your child learn skills for financial independence

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on March 26, 2019

When was the last time you talked with your child about money and finances? As parents,  one goal when it comes to raising our children is to help them become self-supporting adults and a contributing member of society.

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