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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 5: Practice Mindful Spending

Do you indulge in retail therapy? If so, it's time to look into mindful spending. Instead of making buying an automatic action, actually stop and think every time you spend. Hold each purchase up to the light of good financial sense and you'll find yourself spending less! Continue reading
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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 4: Have the Money Talk with Your Partner

We’ve all heard that money issues are one of the leading causes of divorces and breakups, but avoiding the topic isn’t going to make it go away! Set a time for the discussion and be sure to listen rather than going in with preconceived ideas. Try to find a shared money vision, and be open about who pays what bills. You can do hard things. Continue reading
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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 3: Pay Down Debt

If you're buried under a pile of debt, it can seem like paying it all down will take forever. It won't, especially if you strategize! We've got tips to help you pay down your debt and live financially free. Continue reading
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What to Buy and What to Skip in February

Where can you find great deals in February? What should wait until later in the year to buy? Some of these choices might surprise you! Continue reading
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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 2: Creating a Budget

Creating a budget is one of the most vital parts of financial wellness, and it’s actually one of the simplest. As long as you keep paying attention as the month goes along and tracking your expenses, you’ll do great! Continue reading
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How to Save on Super Bowl Sunday

It’s Super Bowl time! If you, like me, agreed to host the big party this year, it might be looking like it’ll tackle your budget for a loss. Set up a strong defense by getting cheap décor in team colors. Dodge the pre-made Super Bowl trays and build your own to save big bucks. You can even go potluck! You’ll guarantee the celebration will be (pardon the football reference) a touchdown! Continue reading
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Save on Heating Costs

With inflation driving costs up everywhere, you might be dreading the bill for heating your home this winter. There are some simple changes you can make to help with lowering your heating costs. You won't heat your home for free, but at least you won't go broke! Continue reading
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Frugal February Challenge

Who doesn't love a good challenge? And if it means improving your finances, we think it's worth the work. February is the shortest month of the year so why not try a simple challenge to get your finances back on track now? You can do this! Continue reading
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Don’t Get Caught Up in a Tax Return Scam!

Did you get an email from the IRS telling you something about your taxes? Get rid of it, because the IRS doesn’t do business that way! This is just one of the ways tax scammers prey on victims this time of year. Continue reading