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Budgeting and Saving

Saving Fundamentals

Money Saving Ideas

Here is a compilation of several simple ideas to save money each month: Shop off season, buy Christmas decorations in early January or Late December. Buy a Generator in August. Wait 30-90 days for a large purchase. If the desire is still there after the allocated time, chances are you truly... more

Financial Planning and Strategies

I've Graduated.. But Don't Have a Job. Now What?

By Paula Pant Congratulations! After years of hard work, you've finally accepted your diploma, crossed that stage and entered the Real World. And you have zero job prospects lined up. The thought of finding a job out of college can be a scary one, especially with all the talk about the... more

Managing Family Finances

How to Teach Your Children Basic Money Management Skills

By Paula Pant You want to give your kid the world. You want to make sure they have the tools and opportunities they need to live the happiest, most successful life. So you teach them everything they'll need to know, from how to tie their shoes to how to play well with others. But are you teaching... more

Understanding Your Credit

Balance Transfer Offers

Do you ever see those 0% or 2.99% low rate credit card offers in the mail? Transferring balances can be a very effective cash management tool when used correctly. If you are good at managing resources, it may make sense at times to pay off other secured or unsecured debt at higher rates by... more

Budget Planning and Tips

Do You Have a Budget?

A budget serves as a road map for your spending, helping you find ways to save more money for your financial goals. Inefficient and wasted expenditures can be major impediments to accomplishing your financial goals. For a one-month period, keep track of every dollar you spend, whether by cash,... more

Managing Debt

Can You Afford Your Lifestyle?

Most consumers have no idea how much installment debt may be too much installment debt on items such as houses, car loans, 0% interest furniture or carpet deals and credit card revolving balances. It can be too easy to just say ?Where do I sign?? and take the items home on impulse, and increase... more

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