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Saving Money – Tips to Help You Get Ahead

    Tips to Help You Save Money Saving money can be tough. For most people it takes hard work, dedication and follow through. I've compiled a handful of tips I feel can help you get ahead and start saving. Everyone wants...

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How to Talk to Your Children About Money

Talking to Children About Money In my opinion, above all other lessons, strive to model healthy money management behaviors in your own finances. Many of us may make a mistake or two...

Create a savings strategy to address emergencies, big expenses, and retirement.

How to Save Money

Commit to Saving Money Every Day! Now and then, I hear a few students in my classes grumble when I say "in my opinion, a regular savings habit is the...

Student Loans: Minoring in Debt Management

Managing Student Loan Debt Student loans are becoming an increasing problem for the economy and those seeking a higher education. In the past few decades, educational costs have sky-rocketed and for the average student, this means taking on hefty debt. While loans allow qualified individuals to educate themselves and better their future, the...

Saving money by creating new holiday traditions

7 New Christmas Traditions That Will Save You Money

Get More Bang for Your Buck with These Christmas Traditions The holidays are here! Besides a Spring or Summer vacation, this is the one time of year when you give yourself...

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Protecting Yourself from Credit Card Skimming

According to the FBI website, skimming typically involves the use of hidden cameras (top) to record customers’ PINs and fake keypads (right) placed over real keypads to record keystrokes. Photo credit: <a href="http://www.FBI.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener...

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Christmas Spending Personalities

What's Your Christmas Spending Personality? As we move from Thanksgiving to Christmas, it’s time (actually way past time) to consider how to address the financial challenges and issues that come with “the most wonderful time of the year.” Retailers continue their heavy push to market their wares (as they have always), many of...

Try these hacks to save money this Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

Hosting Thanksgiving While on a Budget! You just received some wonderful news! It's your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner and show off your...

8 Ways Shopping Black Friday Will Cost You

Mistakes to Avoid this Black Friday As Black Friday draws closer, shoppers excitedly build lists and recruit team members for maximum deal-snagging success. Meanwhile, businesses plot ways to ensure a healthy profit margin...