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10 Smart Ways to Save Money on Summer Vacation

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Vacations can be expensive. They often involve airfare, hotels, and lots of restaurant meals. But getting away doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few tips to make your next getaway more affordable, whether you’re traveling abroad or staying close to home. Do your research Plan in advance and compare
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5 Money Tips for the Class of 2017

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Graduating from college marks a huge time of change in your life. You’re officially joining the real world and there are some things you’ll need to consider. Pretty soon you’ll be faced with new challenges, like looking for a job, paying back student loans, and figuring out where to live next. This may sound daunting,
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3 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Budget

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While you’re working to get your home spick and span, make sure to spend some time giving your budget a little TLC too. Here are 3 ways to freshen up your finances this spring. Change with the season We’re looking forward to swapping out our winter coats for light spring jackets, and when the weather
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What’s Your Home Energy IQ?

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Life After Debt: Apps That Help You Grow Your Money

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These apps could help you save more, spend smarter, and build bigger savings.   Mint Budgeting App CNN Money called this the “Cadillac of money management apps” and it’s easy to see why. Once you’ve set it up and linked all your creditors and bank accounts, it: Automatically pays your bills on time Tracks all
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Save Money With A Staycation!

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No vacation? How about a staycation!? Haven’t been able to afford your yearly vacation to Hawaii this year? Decided to skip the romp to the islands in order to save a few greenbacks? Was it more of a priority to take care of your outstanding debt that has been precariously looming over your head like
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Raising Financially Responsible Kids – 3 Essential Tips

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Want to raise financially responsible kids? Our first financial lessons often come from our parents. Whether we realize it or not, kids notice how their parents spend and/or save money. So if you’re someone who is frugal, your child will likely consider that to be normal and have an early mentality set for financial frugality.
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A 401 (What!?) Plan

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Yesterday I got a package in the mail labeled “Time Sensitive Transition Information Enclosed.” Since it was larger than a regular sized envelope and not from a bill collector, I quickly rushed to tear it open. After a cursory read with the words 401K plan, risk, diversify, vest, and blackout period popping out at me,
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Financial Health – Correlated with Physical Health?

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Is financial health correlated with physical health? When I turned 30, I knew it was time to grow up a bit. It was time to take a long term view and approach to life. It was time to start taking care of myself so that I could live a long, healthy, and active life. Gone
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Money Smart – Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

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Have you all seen the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? It documents the life of rambunctious child pageant star, Alana Thompson (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo Child), and her equally “energetic” family in rural Georgia. Alana is known for her larger-than-life personality and her famous one-liners, including “A Dolla Makes Me Holla” and “You Better
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