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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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Important Information About The Equifax Data Breach

By now, most of you have probably heard about the Equifax data breach. This hack has exposed the personal information of millions of U.S. consumers. Once hackers have gained access to consumers’ personal information, there is a greater risk of…

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Cost of College

Finance Expert, Author and CEO Kim Curtis has partnered with the American Consumer Council to discuss the Cost of College: How to Attack your Student Loans. Watch these videos on YouTube: watch?v=vX1-IjAP-VI&feature=youtu.be https://youtu.be/vX1-IjAP-VIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX1-IjAP-VI

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The Payday Lending Trap


You’re in a financial bind and need some quick cash. You’ve seen payday loan stores all over town and think "Maybe I should try that…” 

Don't fall into that trap! Getting a loan with a payday lender could send you down a deep hole that may take years to get out of.
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10 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it’s also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It’s important to understand these 10 essential terms so you’re ready to make smart decisions with your money.
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