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Use the Holidays to Teach Kids About Money

With holiday ads already flooding the airwaves the seasonal madness has arrived. Whether you’re a can’t-get-enough-of-Christmas person or a dedicated Festivus fan, you might be surprised to learn that the holidays are actually a perfect time to teach kids about money and personal finances.      The season is full of teachable moments that...


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How to Conduct a Family Financial Audit

With the school year in full swing and the holidays quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to do a family financial audit. Don’t let the sound of it intimidate you. It simply means taking the time to evaluate expenses that affect the whole family and seeing where you can make adjustments to save money. Now that doesn’t sound so bad, right...


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5 Ways to Save on Tutoring

Tutoring is a great way to help your child catch up in one specific subject, learn effective studying skills or keep up with homework and projects. The only problem is, it can be an expensive addition to the family budget. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many resources available to make tutoring more affordable — and possibly even free. Ta...


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7 Ways to Save Money on College Dorm Room Essentials

Sending your college student to live in a dorm or college apartment for the first time is exciting, emotional and expensive. But it’s possible to set up a miniature home-away-from-home that’s comfortable and functional without breaking the bank. Check out these tips for saving money on dorm room essentials.   Find Out What’s Included and A...


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5 Essential Financial Lessons to Teach Your Kids

If you’re a parent, you have the power to shape your children’s financial futures. From a very young age, kids see how you conduct your financial life, and will follow your lead as they start to earn, save and spend money. Be sure you are modeling the types of behaviors that will lead to your children being responsible with money. Here are five...