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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Paying Off Debt

Facing your debt and the journey to becoming debt-free is challenging and rewarding. Before you begin, it's essential to know how and why you got into debt. Without that understanding, you will likely go into debt again in the future.…

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6 First Apartment Expenses You Need in Your Budget

Entering the real world, and starting your first job, may lead you to rent your first apartment. While living on your own has its perks, it also comes with many financial responsibilities. The best advice we can give you is to plan and budget for your expenses. Here are 6 items associated with renting that you should be budgeting for when you make your move.…

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Tie the Knot Without Overspending

Make your wedding day memorable without breaking the bank. To help get your wedding planning started, consider these four financial tips for saving money or at least staying within your budget.…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Budget in Check

As the fall season begins to close and temperatures begin to drop, there’s one thing we can be sure of: holiday commercials. Despite how you may feel about all the advertising, it’s a great time to get a head start on your holiday budget.…

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Smart Back-to-School Shopping

Get an “A” in back-to-school shopping 101. From backpacks and pens to new sneakers and coats, these expenses can add up quickly.…

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Summer Fun on a Budget

Affordable activities for all ages!…

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4 Things to Know if You’ve Never Budgeted Before

We've entered a new year and a new decade. Not surprisingly, this fresh start has probably brought new goals to mind — like money management.…

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