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5 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

5 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

With Halloween just a week away, it’s time to get serious about this year’s costumes. Whether you’re the one getting dressed up or you have to outfit your kids, buying costumes can be expensive ...

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Top 5 Reasons People Seek Credit Counseling

Since 1987, we have helped thousands of people overcome financial challenges through Credit Counseling and other programs. As a nonprofit, we are committed to educating our clients and the general pub...

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5 Things to Know about a Home-based Business

Many people who are tired of the daily grind think about giving it up to start a home-based business and be their own boss. For some, it’s an ideal situation that allows more freedom, flexibility an...

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Avoid These First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Buying a home for the first time is a huge step in anyone’s life. It’s a decision that can move you closer to financial stability, or take you further away, depending on the choices you make durin...

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Lessons to Learn from Financial Setbacks

We all do our best to avoid them, but financial setbacks are an unfortunate fact of life. They can be events on a national scale, like the 2008 housing crisis, or something more personal such as job l...

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Get Moving — How to Save When Relocating

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, relocating can be an expensive undertaking. From moving your belongings, to traveling, to setting up your new home once you get there, there a...

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Don’t Fall for Retail Spending Traps

It has happened to all of us at one time or another; you go shopping for one specific item and come home with bags of things you never planned on buying because the deals were too good to pass up. Whe...

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How to Beat the High Cost of Social Habits

As casual summer beach and backyard gatherings give way to more structured social activities in the fall and winter, you might find yourself spending more money on socializing than you have the past f...