Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Don’t Blow Your Student Loan Check

Most student loan borrowers receive a student loan refund check just before the beginning of every semester. The check represents the amount left over after the school has taken out what is owed for t...


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Understanding Wants vs. Needs

One of the most basic concepts when it comes to saving money is that we must learn how to determine our wants vs. our needs. No matter where you seek financial advice, you’ll see or hear that seemin...


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How to Save Money on Home Improvements

During the Great Recession, most homeowners tightened their belts and performed the bare minimum tasks necessary for home maintenance. Elective remodeling and home improvement projects were placed on ...


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What Your Kid Doesn’t Need for College

Sending your kid off to college is exciting, nerve-wracking and above all – expensive! On top of tuition and housing costs, your newly minted college student is going to need all the essentials to c...


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Why You Should Celebrate Christmas in July

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard a number of ads talking about ‘Christmas in July’ sales and promotions. Some stores are taking it one step further and doing special ‘Black Friday in July...


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Are You Committing Coupon Fraud?

The popularity of the television show ‘Extreme Couponing’ has created an unprecedented level of interest in using coupons to save money. Those highlighted on the show use extreme measures to save ...


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