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Avoid These 5 Pandemic Money Mistakes

There’s no doubt 2020 has been one of most unsettling years in recent memory. For many, it’s meant job loss or reduced income. And even if you’ve maintained full employment over the last several months, staying focused has been challenging. All this has led to people making some common pandemic money mistakes. Let’s see what they are, and h...


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How to Cut Back to a Bare Bones Budget

The ongoing pandemic has pushed Americans to take a long look at their finances. Many are facing unemployment or reduced income, and those who remain fully employed are being more careful about how they save and spend their money. To keep better track of their money, some people are budgeting for the first time ever — a habit that will hopefully ...


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Home Improvements? Ask Yourself These Questions First.

We have all been spending a lot more time than usual at home over the past few months. For some of us, that means looking around and seeing opportunities to undertake home improvements. Unfortunately, many people are also dealing with reduced income or unemployment as a result of the ongoing pandemic. So, before you hire a contractor or head to the...


How to Save On Utilities When Working from Home

Now that many Americans have been working from home for months, some have been surprised by the higher utility bills that result. But it stands to reason that being home all day and working online would result in higher electric bills, while frequent hand washing and running the dishwasher every day has caused water bills to spike. Here’s how you...


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5 Smart Ways to Use the Upcoming Stimulus Payment

On Friday, March 27, the president signed into law the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) to help Americans manage the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. A major part of this legislation calls for Americans to receive stimulus funds directly from the government. Beginning in late April, individuals with incomes...