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How to save money on summer vacation

2024-04-05T20:11:13+00:00May 21st, 2023|

How to save money on summer vacation Summer is a time of fun and adventure, but it can also be a time of significant expense, especially when it comes to planning a family vacation. The good news is that with a little bit of planning and creativity, it is possible to enjoy a

What is Inflation?

2024-01-12T18:12:55+00:00November 4th, 2021|

Inflation measures how much prices rise over time. When prices rise, the value of a dollar falls and your purchasing power goes down. What is Inflation? The price of goods and services—stuff you buy—isn’t constant; prices change over time. When prices go up, that’s inflation. During moments of inflation, it takes more money

Teach your kids to be life-long savers

2021-05-11T15:27:02+00:00April 21st, 2021|

The idea of saving isn’t always as tangible as putting money in a piggy bank or opening up a youth savings account, especially for kids. In celebration of Earth Day, here are 5 lessons for your kids that pair saving and conservation. 1. Turn off the water. Teach them to turn off

5 Steps To Start Your Savings Journey

2021-02-22T18:17:19+00:00February 22nd, 2021|

We get it. Saving money is hard. With small steps, you can make big changes towards your savings journey. 1. COMMIT TO ESTABLISHING EMERGENCY SAVINGS Unexpected expenses and emergencies can sabotage your financial goals, so that is why it is crucial to build an emergency fund. Set a goal of saving $500 for

Simplify Your Christmas Shopping in 5 Easy Steps

2021-09-02T14:58:08+00:00October 5th, 2020|

It seems that the countdown to Christmas arrives sooner every year. Taking the time to slow down to savor Christmas and focus on the true meaning of this special time of year is easier when you feel prepared. Many people would agree that one of their favorite parts about Christmas is when friends and

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Money Market Accounts

2024-01-05T14:05:50+00:00July 1st, 2020|

There are many options for keeping your money safe and earning a little extra from interest. Like a savings account or CD, a money market account (MMA) is a way to earn interest on money that you deposit at a bank or credit union. A Happy Medium An MMA could be seen as

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Reducing Your Food Bill

2024-03-12T16:47:15+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Buying food is essential, of course, but if you’re not careful, it can also eat into your budget. Reevaluating Costs Reducing your food bill starts by creating a budget. In order to make a change, you need to know what you’re currently spending and set a goal. Once you know how much you

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Emergency Funds

2024-01-12T18:20:50+00:00March 31st, 2020|

One of the most effective tools for preventing a large-scale financial disaster is an emergency fund, an amount of money that is set aside to cover unexpected expenses, or to keep you afloat if no regular income is coming in. Even if you have a great handle on your finances, unexpected challenges can

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Build an Emergency Fund Coaching Tool

2024-01-02T21:27:58+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Coach: Build an Emergency Fund HOW IT WORKS An emergency fund is an amount of money you set aside to cover unexpected expenses or to cover basic expenses if there are significant changes to your income. How much you need in your emergency fund is unique to you and your personal circumstances. To find out using this

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