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Insurance Resources

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Insurance Resources General: LIFE Foundation http://www.lifehappens.org/ Insurance Information Institute http://www.iii.org/ Insure U http://www.insureuonline.org/ Consumer Reports http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/money/index.htm United Policyholders http://uphelp.org/ Insurance Matters-Commun...


Financial Resolutions for the New Year

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The New Year puts us in the mindset to reorganize, plan and set goals – an ideal time to get your finances in order. No matter your income level, we’ve provided three financial resolutions that will benefit you all year long: Create a Monthly Budget – A budget is a document that measures all of the money that comes ...


Dealing wtih Job Uncertainty

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There is an old relationship between borrowing and jobs that most economists would probably swear by. When the prospect of unemployment rears its alarming head, individuals and families typically will borrow less or perhaps not at all. Certainly this relationship seems to make common sense. If you and I are more uncertain abo...


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How to Save on Holiday Gifts

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Gift giving is among the most popular holiday activities. We get that warm fuzzy feeling when we see a loved one unwrap a gift that we spent time, money and care selecting. However, it’s easy to get...


Financing a College Education

The challenge of getting ready for college today has become a growing problem for many students and their families due to: 1. Growing enrollments and greater numbers of student applicants pressing against limited college facilities, faculty, and other resources. 2. Rising costs of attending college, including increasing tu...


Alternatives to a Budget-Busting Wedding

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If you’re dreaming of a big, gala-style wedding, you’re certainly not alone. Numerous studies show the average U.S. couple spends nearly $30,000 on their wedding. That’s a lot of cash (or credit) to shell out for a single day. While your wedding day signifies an incredible milestone, you shouldn’t let one big party se...


How to Save on Holiday Parties and Gatherings

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The holidays are traditionally a time of the year when friends and family gather to celebrate their relationships, turning points and faith. While highly anticipated, the party hopping and hosting can become quite expensive very quickly. We have compiled seven tips to help you reduce costs this holiday season and maintain you...


Mixing Family and Finances

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Mixing family and finances can lead to delicate situations. Whether you’re seeking help or willing to assist a loved one in need, it’s important to take steps to preserve your relationships before money switches hands. In this educational series, we’ll tackle some of the tough financial situations that loved ones face. ...