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Spring Break on a Budget

For most college students, the fun and freedom of a spring break adventure is a rite of passage. But what if you have a limited budget? Can you still go on vacation? The following tips will help you go on a fun spring break getaway, even if you haven’t got a lot of money to […]

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Keys To Raise Money-Smart Kids

We all want to help our kids get a head start in life. Most of all, we want to spare them some of the mistakes we made — especially when it comes to money. Most of us have made a financial decision (or several) in our lives that we regret. Maybe we still have a […]

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Tidying Up Your Finances

Tidying Up Your Home Clutter You’ve probably seen or at least heard about the show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” which aims to help people clear the clutter from their homes. Hmmm, could we picture tidying up your finances? Marie asks participants to assess each item and determine whether it “sparks joy” for them anymore. […]

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How About a Financial Check-up?

Review Your Financial Situation Regularly To stay in good physical health, most people get a medical check-up on a regular basis. To keep your finances manageable, they need a regular financial check-up as well. It’s particularly important to review your finances if there have been changes to your life in the past year. Things like […]

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Mindfulness Key to Spending Control

Mindfulness Key to Spending Control Are you spending too much? For many Americans, the answer is, “Absolutely.” The reasons are varied—lack of a budget or a desire to maintain appearances—but, to better manage your spending, many financial advisers recommend tracking your cash flow and monitoring your emotional state. Here’s how: Planning is Key * Plan. […]