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Pros and Cons of College Payment Strategies- Part 1

College Payment Decisions Are you or a family member on the cusp of making college attendance decisions?  Or have you already decided?  So how will college expenses, tuition, room and board, books and incidentals, living expenses…how will they be paid? Do your have any college payment strategies? In Central Oregon we have great options where […]

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10 Smart Money Moves for Your 20s

10 Smart Money Moves for Your 20s If you’re in your 20s, you have a financial asset money can’t buy–time. And time makes your money grow. Making some smart money moves in your 20s pays off now and in the future. Here’s a list of 10 Smart Money Moves for Your 20s: 1. Set financial […]

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Timing Your Trade-In

The combination of time of year and new-car promotions on the same model you’re driving can mean thousands of dollars of difference on your trade-in. The difference made by timing your trade-in can be significant. Used Car Values Can Drop Used-car values drop more swiftly late in the year. New models have just appeared, while […]

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Choosing a College That’s Right for You

College. For most teenagers, it is the biggest decision of their lives. Choosing a college to attend is a process often riddled with stress, confusion, or both. Choosing a College Can Be Fun Mitch Warren, director of the Office of Admissions at Purdue University, understands why students worry, but he believes choosing a college doesn’t […]

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Practical Ways to Save Money

When you’re on a mission to save money it might seem it will take forever for savings to grow. Saving money often starts with changing “spending” habits. Once you identify your savings goal or goals, here are some ideas that can help, some practical ways to save money. Involve Your Spouse Get cooperation from family—Controlling […]