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Ready or not, the holidays are here

Ready or not, here it comes.....It’s time for your holiday shopping! This is going to be a very challenging year in the stores and online, but we can help! Read our holiday shopping guide for great tips and advice! Continue reading
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6 Steps to Crushing Debt

You might look at your pile of debt and think you’ll never dig out from under it, but all it takes is some organization, budgeting and patience to get it done! Figure out what strategy you want to use, trim your budget in other areas to commit more to debt repayment and you’re well on your way. You can do this! Continue reading
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Do It Today: Steps 9-12 of 12 toward Living a Debt-Free Life

You are nearly there! By this point you have already completed or are working on 8 out of the 12 steps. That is progress and progress should be celebrated. Now incorporate these last 4 steps and you will be well on your way to living a debt-free life. Continue reading
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Do It Today: Steps 5-8 of 12 toward Living a Debt-Free Life

With this 12 Step Program you will learn the tools you need to help get you to a place of debt-free living. Make sure you read the first installment for steps 1-4 before reading 5-8. If I can do it so can you! Continue reading
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Do It Today: Steps 1-4 of 12 toward Living a Debt-Free Life

If you’re determined that this will be the year you finally pay down (or pay off) that debt. Get ready, because this Do It Today plan will have you taking 12 steps on your journey toward living a debt-free life. Continue reading
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Bring back the Brown Bag

We’ve all grown up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but new findings are challenging that. Going out every day will cost you north of $2,000! By shopping carefully and doing your preparation and packing ahead of time, you can brown-bag it and save big bucks. Continue reading
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Turn Your Dream Vacation Into A Reality

Everyone has a dream vacation. For those with limited funds, though, the vision never gets a chance to become a reality. I'm here to help you change all that. 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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5 Tips for Preparing a Post-College Budget

One of the biggest tasks you’ll face as you start your post-college life is setting up a budget. If you haven’t lived on your own before, you won’t have a history of bills and expenses to use as a reference, so you’ll have to estimate. Allow room for some mistakes, and use a personal finance app to plan. Don’t forget to leave a bit of your budget for fun, so you don’t burn out just as you’re getting started! Continue reading