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A Resolution to Keep: Save more Money

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Almost every New Year, money-related goals rank near the top of resolution lists, right alongside “eat healthier.” The struggle is real. Many try to save money — at least for a few weeks — by bringing a sack lunch to work, driving past their fancy coffee shop or ignoring enticing emails of storewide clearance sales. Read More »

Halting Hackers For The Holidays

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans have heard, read or seen something about online safety and security issues recently, according to StopThinkConnect.org. Yet consumers also say they don’t take steps to stay safe online because they lack information or knowledge. Here are tips to help you enjoy Black Friday, CyberMonday and the Christmas shopping experience without losing your privacy and identity or putting your children’s safety at risk. Read More »

12 Simple Ways to Save Money (Even When You’re Broke)

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Money makes the world go round – we get it. But when you’ve got no disposable income the world turns a bit stagnant and life gets stressful… like, really stressful. You might find it impossible to save money, especially if pinching pennies is new to you or if you think the words “broke” and “savings” cannot logically belong in the same sentence. To help get the ball rolling, follow our helpful tips to get your bank account out of the red and back in black in no time. Read More »

Five Common Myths That May Be Affecting Your Personal Credit Score

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As we all know, a good credit score is one of the most important aspects of financial stability. Lenders, landlords, insurers, and utility companies all examine this rating; therefore, failing to maintain a good credit score could put a strain on one’s financials. With so many misconceptions surrounding what helps or hurts a credit score, it can be difficult to separate fact from myth. Read More »

Tips to Teach Kids About Family Finances

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Teaching kids about family finances can be easy and fun. Learning about money helps kids learn how to be responsible, generous and conscious of spending choices. It’s never too early to teach kids about the family's finances. Having a grasp of what it takes to run a household teaches kids the value of money at an early age. Here are a few tips to introduce the idea of money and budgeting to kids. Read More »

How I Made The Most of Underemployment

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Generation Y, or the Millennial generation, has been known for its struggles with a weak job market. Only one out of two Millennials had a full-time job that required at least a Bachelor’s degree in 2012, which meant a full 50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Read More »