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4 Ways to Bring Your Kitchen to Life

Your kitchen is the hardest-working room in your home, and it might be showing some wear. You can remodel it without breaking the bank! Once you know your budget, start with the cabinets. Swap out your sink, then give it a finishing touch with new countertops. Best of all, this kind of upgrade gives you a great return when you sell your house! Continue reading
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DIY it or hire a pro?

One of the greatest things about being a homeowner is tackling your own home improvement and repair projects. Very few things give you a better feeling than doing for yourself something you’d always imagined you’d have to hire a pro for. Whether you decide to DIY it or pay a pro Abilene Teachers FCU can help if you need a loan to help cover costs! Continue reading
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Financial Tips for Single Parents

As tough as budgeting is for couples, it’s even worse for single parents. You’ve got to keep your eye on all the balls simultaneously. As tight as your budget might be, squeeze out enough for a safety net account for financial emergencies. You can do this, it just takes planning! Continue reading
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Is Debt Consolidation Right for Me?

If you’re stuck under a mountain of debt and making limited headway, debt consolidation might look like a great way out, and it can be! You can raise your credit score and simplify your life with one monthly payment; however, it doesn’t fix bad spending habits. You’ll have to guard against putting yourself back in the hole, and you might end up with a longer payment timeline. Continue reading
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Spring Clean Your Finances

Your closets and tool shed aren’t the only things that could use a good spring cleaning this year. How about taking a look at your finances, too? It’s not as much fun as cleaning out the attic and finding treasures, but think of all the treasure you’ll amass once you’re out of debt and you can afford vacations again! Continue reading
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Spring Cleaning

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming — and your cluttered closets are calling. Time to roll up your sleeves and whip your home into shape...especially since it is National Cleaning Week and time for Spring Cleaning! We’ve got hacks to make it simpler, cheaper and better for the environment! Your home will be clean in no time! Continue reading
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What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt: Snowball or Avalanche Method?

Would you prefer an avalanche or a snowball? We’re talking about paying off your debt! In the snowball method, you pay off the smallest debt first, then move to the next smallest, etc. The avalanche method works the same way, but you take the debts in order of highest interest rate. Regardless of which option you choose, the point is to get started paying that debt off TODAY! Continue reading
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Hard Questions about Death and Finances

None of us likes to think about a loved one dying, but it happens, and if the proper steps haven’t been taken beforehand there can be a financial nightmare on top of the emotional trauma. It’s best to consult an attorney to make sure all the details are covered properly! Continue reading
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What you need to know about the new stimulus bill

Whether you’re out of work, behind on your rent, struggling to make ends meet or fighting to keep your business open, there’s something in the new stimulus bill with your name on it. But, there are income restrictions on some pieces. Check out our article for all the details! Continue reading