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Financial Literacy Quiz

Financial Literacy Quiz How financially literate are you? Do you have the skills and knowledge to spend money wisely, save for emergencies, use credit cards sensibly, and protect your identity from being stolen? This short quiz will help you test…

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Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Hurricane Season officially kicks off June 1st. For Louisiana residents, this weekend is the weekend to buy your hurricane supplies. There will be a discount on state sales tax this Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. Eligible purchases are…

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Are you thinking of purchasing a home?

Learn what you need to know before making your home purchase.

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Unplug Your Kids from Technology with Summer Camp

Children are increasingly becoming dependent on TV, game consoles, or other electronic devices for entertainment. Summer breaks often means they’ll spend more time in front of a screen. To get your kids outside in a healthy, natural environment, consider sending…

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Save on Your Vacation Lodgings

Vacations are meant to give you some much needed rest and relaxation. Since lodging expenses can eat up a huge chunk of your vacation savings, you’ll want to make sure you find the best prices for them. Here are a…

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Emergency Fund—Start Small, Think Big

Many people wonder how they can build an emergency fund when they’re trying to pay off my debts. It isn't as hard as you might think. The strategy is to start small, change a few habits, and change your mindset.…

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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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The Best Ways to Use a Few Hundred Dollars

Sometimes it can feel like you need thousands of dollars to move the needle on your finances even a little bit. So if you find yourself with a few hundred dollars--say from a tax refund or an unexpected windfall--the temptation…

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Paying for your Child’s Higher Education

Most parents assume their children will complete high school and attend a 2- or 4-year college. As higher education costs continue rising, it becomes even more important to plan ahead and determine how your family will pay for it. Ideally,…

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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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