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Have Fun at the County Fair While Saving Money!

Five Money Lessons to Learn BEFORE the County Fair Takes You for a Wild Ride I grew up in a relatively small town east of San Francisco. At the beginning of each school year, just as the doleful days following the end of summer were taking hold, kids of all ages would descend...

Overcoming Impulsive Spending Habits

Impulse Spending Can Destroy Your Savings Potential We ALL face challenges when it comes to our spending behaviors. In this country, there is a seemingly endless list of “things” to buy or do that sound fun, interesting, or enjoyable, or that fit the “got-to-have-it-now” mold....

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Saving Money – Tips to Help You Get Ahead!

Start Saving Money with Minimal Effort! Saving money can be tough. For most people, it takes hard work, dedication and follow through. I've compiled a handful of easy to accomplish tips that I feel can help you get ahead and...

Save Money with these Back-to-School Shopping Tips!

10 Easy Back-to-School Shopping Tips to Save You Money Many people don’t want to think about back to school yet, especially while in the peak of summer.  However, back to school shopping can creep up on you quickly, so it pays to be prepared.  The best way...

Living on Low Income

Low-Income Assistance Programs and Resources Available Whether your go-to source for financial information is a...

Easy Credit, Lasting Pain

Financial Danger Zone The Danger of Quick Fix Loans How Payday, Title, Pawn, and Other Expensive Loans Work When we regularly spend...

Staycation Ideas for the Whole Family

12 Tips for Creating a Staycation on a Budget Although the term, Staycation, was first coined just prior to the financial crisis of the late 2000s, the idea of staying...