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Out of Work and Out of Cash?

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on August 3, 2020

For anyone out of work, financial concerns are paramount. With an unemployment rate of around 20 percent, it isn’t hard to see why so many people are struggling. Trying to find enough cash to pay for essentials is a challenge. It’s no wonder, a substantial proportion of the population is looking for a solution to their money worries.

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5 Ways to Trim Your Fixed Expenses

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on July 1, 2020

When trying to trim a monthly budget, most people don’t consider their fixed expenses.

These recurring costs, which include mortgage payments, insurance premiums and subscription payments, are easy to budget and plan for since they generally remain constant throughout the year. While people tend to think there’s no way to lower fixed expenses, with a bit of effort...

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The Complete Guide to Prioritizing Bills During a Financial Crunch

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on July 1, 2020

Our vibrant, animated country has been put on pause. Many busy thoroughfares are now empty of pedestrians and previously crowded malls are eerily vacant, as millions of Americans still shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Forced leave of work has left many wondering if and when they’ll receive their next paycheck. If you...

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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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