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POSTApr 29, 2020
Sometimes in life, you get lucky by getting an unexpected bonus at work, an incredibly generous birthday gift, an inheritance, or some other sort of monetary windfall. What should you do with it? Let’s be honest: If you put that $1,000 into your checking account without any plan, you’ll probably end up frittering it away . . .
POSTApr 02, 2020
Saving should be simple, but the truth is that for many of us, extra money can be difficult to find when expenses pile up. When you add in unexpected costs that may come up, saving money can seem impossible. A recent survey found that as many as 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Without . . .
POSTMar 12, 2020
Graduating from college is both exciting and a little scary! New graduates move into a new era of their lives, when they need to establish their careers, their adult social lives, and their financial future. The truth is, though, that many new graduates find themselves in the position of having to pay for the past . . .
POSTMar 11, 2020
Have you ever opened your electric bill and been horrified by the amount you owe? We’ve all been there. But experts estimate that 58% of the energy produced in the United States is wasted. Yikes! We’ve all heard of some ways to improve energy efficiency at home, but they can require a big up-front investment. . . .
POSTJan 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, . . .
POSTNov 04, 2019
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by missed loan payments or overdue credit card bills, you’re far from the only one. Many people find themselves in the red in their monthly budget as a result of overspending. People have many different reasons for overspending, so the first step toward a solution is to know yourself. Find . . .
POSTOct 07, 2019
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your health, as poor sleep can affect your brain function, hormones, and cause weight gain. Here are some helpful tips to get some better quality shut-eye!
POSTAug 14, 2019
The dog days of summer are here. High temps and humidity are routine and tips and tricks to escape the heat are welcomed. Humans aren’t the only ones feeling the HEAT though. While sunshine and warm temperatures are welcomed by the plants and vegetables in your garden, too much of anything can be a bad . . .
POSTApr 04, 2019
Do you have questions about what you can and can’t deduct from your taxes? Check out the list below and don’t miss these potential tax deductions. Visit the official IRS site for the best tax deductions in each category. EMPLOYMENT If you have been job hunting and paid for an outplacement service or mailed hard copies of . . .
POSTJul 06, 2018
Ten Keys for financial Success Spend Less Than You Earn. Keep a budget or spending plan and track your spending. Have a Plan. Get organized, write down your financial goals, track your expenses. Prepare for Expected Events. e. Retirement, Holidays, etc. Prepare for Unexpected Events. e. Emergencies, Job loss, etc. Always Know Your Interest Rates. . . .