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Do These “Frugal” Habits Really Save Money?

Everyone loves to save money and get more bang for their buck. There are countless money-saving tips that can help you do just that. But there are some so-called frugal habits that seem to make sense until you dig a little deeper and realize they probably aren’t saving you money. And in some cases, they […]

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Are You Missing Out On Government Benefits?

Now that many COVID relief plans have expired, Americans are looking for other ways to save money or supplement their income. While most people are familiar with programs like SNAP and Social Security, there are many other state and federal government programs available that can help people who are struggling financially. Let’s look at these […]

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Tips for an Easy Fall Finance Checkup

With summer quickly coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to check in on your finances. The change of seasons is always a good time to take stock of where you are and what you’re doing financially, and make any necessary adjustments you need to reach your financial goals. It might surprise you how […]

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5 Times You Should Opt Out to Save Money

From group gifts to pre-approved credit card offers, it seems every day presents unexpected reasons to spend money. If you find yourself constantly blowing your budget or getting into debt over your head, it’s time to opt out! Here’s what you should opt out of to save money — and make your life easier, too! […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Rent

Most of us have rented cars or hotel rooms, but what about renting textbooks, fitness equipment or even a wedding dress? There are many things available to rent that you’ve probably never considered, but renting rather than buying can be a real money saver; especially for things you only use occasionally. You should also consider […]

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Wedding Insurance — What Is It and Do You Need It?

Whether it’s unexpected bad weather, stolen gifts, shady vendors or sudden illness, there are many circumstances that can derail a carefully planned wedding. And the ongoing pandemic is certainly proof that things don’t always go according to plan. That’s why wedding insurance is quickly gaining popularity. But just what is wedding insurance and how do […]

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How to Adjust Your Budget for Rising Prices

If it seems like you’re spending more lately on food, clothing, gas, and other essentials, you’re not imagining it. The Consumer Price Index, which measures the average price of goods in the U.S., rose by 5.4% from June 2020 to June 2021 — the most rapid rise since 2008. That means just about everything you’re […]

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How to Find Free Summer Lunch Programs for Kids

Families who rely on free or reduced school lunch programs during the year often worry about what’s going to happen during the summer when school is out. Fortunately, there are several ways kids under 18 can enjoy free summer lunch programs, provided you know where to look. Let’s review the details. What are these programs […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Lend Money to a Friend

Most of us don’t think twice about buying a coffee or picking up the lunch tab for a friend who’s low on cash. But what about when a friend asks you for a more significant loan? Before you answer yes or no, ask yourself these questions. They can help you decide if you should lend […]

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Start Planning Your Post-Pandemic Finances

Although the pandemic isn’t over, the percentage of vaccinated adults is increasing by the day, which brings us closer to the end of it than we have been up to now. The thought of getting back to normal is exciting, but what will that do for your budget? Let’s take a look at preparing for […]

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