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12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Step 6: Pay it Forward

When you’re getting your own financial house in order, don’t forget to pay it forward, too! Helping those in your community who are in financial, medical or emotional distress helps the whole community, and everyone benefits. Plus, it just flat makes you feel good! Continue reading
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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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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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12 steps to financial wellness – Step 1: How to Track Your Spending

We’re launching our 12 Steps to Financial Wellness with some tips on tracking your spending. It will require discipline and attention, but it’s really important! Use whatever works for you to track your spending and find where you might be wasting money! Continue reading
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How to beat post-holiday blues

It’s normal to have a little letdown after the holiday whirl, but you don’t have to let it take over! Get together with a friend, or even talk on the phone. Make plans for your next vacation, focus on realistic New Year’s resolutions and get outside and get active to help shake the blues. Spring will be here before you know it. Continue reading