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Saving for Summer Fun

Are you looking forward to the summer? Maybe planning a vacation, but not sure how you’ll afford it? Here are a few ways to help you save and earn extra money so you can enjoy some summer fun. One way…

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Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time for you to show that special someone how much they mean to you, but does that really have to come at a high price? Instead of spending money on store bought items, what about…

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Shopping After Christmas? Here are great things to buy at discounted prices.

Christmas is over and the stores are full of great deals. Most everyone knows that now is the time to stock up on Christmas decor, wrapping paper or cards for next year, but there are many other items with deep…

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The Gift of Getting Organized

Organizing your financial records is one of the best gifts you can give your family. By setting up a workable system and telling family members about it will ensure they know how to pick up the pieces should there be…

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Five Resolutions to Trim Spending and Reduce Stress

1. Pay it off. Pay off your credit cards to save money. Let's say you have a $2,000 balance at 18% interest. If your minimum payment is 2% of the balance due each month, it will take you 19 years…

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Thanksgiving

Freezer Tips for Smart Savers

No one likes throwing away food, especially if you’re trying to save money. But what do you do with those fresh string beans you got on sale that may not get eaten before they go bad? Freeze them. Follow these…

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Home Equity Loans: Low-Cost, Tax-Advantaged Credit

If credit card payments are eating up your disposable income each month, or if you need cash to remodel your kitchen--or to buy a new car--a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC) might be your best…

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A Few Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for children, but for parents it can sometimes be a little scary as far as safety goes. To ensure that you have a fun and safe holiday, we have a few safety tips…

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Preparing for the Storm

With Tropical Storm Nate nearing the Gulf Coast, these few tips on preparation may come in handy. Have your storm supplies ready. Supply Checklist: A three day supply of food and water along with a seven day supply of medication,…

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