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No More Boring Budgets! 5 Ways to Make it Fun.

For many people, the word ‘budget’ makes them cringe. It conjures up images of penny-pinching, self-denial and not having any fun. But budgeting doesn’t have to be a boring chore. In fact, it shouldn’t be! Planning and managing a budget should actually be something you look forward to doing, because it can help you reach your financial goal...


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5 Ways to Save on Funeral Costs

It’s not something anyone likes to think about, but at some point we will all be responsible for planning a funeral or memorial service for a loved one. Surprisingly, the average cost of a traditional funeral (which includes funeral home services, cemetery burial and headstone) in the U.S. ranges from $7-10-thousand dollars; an amount that can ca...


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5 Ways to Save Money in the Airport

With the summer travel season in full swing, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself spending time in an airport over the next few months. Increased security, longer lines, and flight delays, mean you may actually end up spending more time in the airport than on your flight. If you’re not prepared for delays or layovers, you’ll find your...


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Awesome Cheap or Free Summer Activities for Kids

“I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do!” “Can we go to the… (insert high priced attraction here)”. Keeping kids entertained during the summer without going broke in the process is a challenge. Sure, you can just let them stream videos and play games to their heart’s content, but there should be more to summer than screen time. Here...


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5 Ways to Save on Summer Driving

With the first long weekend of the summer just a few days away, it’s the perfect time to talk about how to save on summer driving. Whether you’re planning a road trip or just driving around town this summer, there are a number of ways to ensure you’re doing so safely, and saving money in the process. Take a look at the ways you can save on su...


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Make the Most of Credit Card Rewards

When used wisely, a credit card that offers perks and rewards can be a beneficial financial tool. But to make a rewards card worthwhile, you need to understand what you’re getting into and how to make it work to your advantage. Here are some tips for making the most of credit card rewards: Match Rewards to your Lifestyle If you have a credit ca...