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Jan 28, 2020
Congratulations on graduating from high school! You get a nifty cap to throw in the air, a piece of paper stating your accomplishment, and a whole lot of brand-new adult responsibilities. Whether you’re off to college or about to start your first full-time job, your life is about to change forever. Money certainly isn’t everything, . . .
Jan 24, 2020
Who are you rooting for in this year’s Big Game? Let’s be honest, whoever you are cheering for, coming together with friends and family for a fun filled game day celebration is the best part. If you volunteered to host, your frugal self might be fretting about how much this shindig is going to cost. . . .
Jan 23, 2020
When you look at your family’s life plan, do you think there’s a chance either you or your spouse will want to pause your career to raise children, care for aging parents, go back to school, or pursue a lifelong dream? Perhaps you’ve considered it but thought that surviving on one income would be impossible? . . .
Jan 17, 2020
If you want to save money, there’s no better way to do it than to create and maintain a personal budget. Among its many benefits, budgeting can help you keep track of your spending, save money, and work toward higher financial goals. But those new to budgeting tend to make a few major mistakes that . . .
Jan 14, 2020
Saving money can have a multitude of positive effects on an individual’s overall financial security as well as quality of life. Having a savings account or other method of savings has the obvious benefit of financial security, but there are also other benefits that may not be so straightforward. By working to cut corners and . . .
Jan 13, 2020
The parties have been had. The boxes of decorations are placed tidily back in their reserved corner of the attic. The sweets and treats have been baked and enjoyed. The presents have been opened. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over. The whimsical time the holidays created has come to a close . . .
If you’re like many families across the country, there’s precious little time at the end of the day for cooking a healthy dinner. Chances are good that instead of toiling over a hot stove, it’s much easier to eat out or buy fast food for the family. That’s not good for your health or your . . .
Dec 27, 2019
The winter season is approaching, and unfortunately cold and flu season tends to follow along with it. Staying inside to avoid the cold winter air means that we’re in close contact with others, so germs can spread more easily. Did you know that flu containing particles can travel up to 6 feet, and rhinoviruses can . . .
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 11, 2019
Max’s Thrifty Holiday Gift Giving Guide When it comes to your holiday gift-giving style, are you a passionate penny pincher? A fan of frugality? Maybe you’re just looking to save a little extra cash this year. If your gift-giving list is 1 page or 10, thriftiness is the name of the game and can cover . . .