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  • 4 Money Rules to Live By

    Your priorities and the lifestyle you have in your 20s will be much different then what they will be in your 40s. Your money habits will change throughout the years too. Regardless of where you’re at in life, these money rules are what everyone should live by.
  • How to Survive Your 'Summer of Weddings'

    The focus is often the bride or groom. Comparatively little attention gets paid to the guest, with outfits, gifts and travel, it's a lot to manage — and pay for. Before you start ranking your friends or make a list of excuses to dish out, here are a few tips to help you survive a summer of weddings.
  • How Debit Card Fraud Happens — and How to Avoid It

    Debit card fraud is particularly scary because thieves can withdraw money directly from your checking account. Here's how debit fraud happens and how to protect yourself.
  • Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

    You’re excited! You just decided to buy your first place. So now you’re going through the process to see how much home you can afford. Your mortgage lender will likely talk to you about some extras like taxes and insurance while you’re getting pre-approved. Here are 5 more costs to consider before you purchase your first place.
  • How to Manage Your Finances After Graduating College

    That degree you earned might open the door to a higher salary — and carry a student loan burden — so it's important to know how to balance it all as you set the stage for the rest of your life.
  • Surviving a Road Trip with Children

    With young kids, planning an eight hour car ride could seem like a rough beginning to a weekend trip. You’re already imagining your child screaming in the back seat “Are we there yet?” and the formation of a headache. That is, if you didn’t plan ahead to keep your children happy and chillin’ in the back seat!
  • Money Lessons for Children as they Grow

    Learning life lessons and skills help your child grow into a happy, healthy adult, and most of them are learned from you! An important skill that often gets overlooked until a child reaches their teenage years is personal finance. This doesn’t have to be a long conversation over the dinner table with your child leaving confused or worse - bored! You can teach them simple lessons early in life.
  • The Student Loan Process in 3 Steps: What You and Your Child Need to Know

    The rising prices of college tuition, the stress of student loan applications, and learning how to maximize on the capabilities of financial aid has become a commonly shared feeling of anxiety amongst parents and children. Read on for three simple steps to assist you with the student loan application process and help you and your child start off on the right foot.
  • Checklist for Spring Repairs

    Spring has sprung! The birds are chirping, flowers are budding, and people are getting out of the house into the bright sunshine. Don’t let the sun become a spotlight to chipped siding, dead plants or a cracked driveway. So many memories, and laughs, have happened in your home. You already have plans to have friends over for a barbeque, soaking up the sun and chatting on the deck. Don’t let a deck that needs to be stained become the topic of the get together.
  • Tax Tips to Help New Parents Save Money

    Congratulations, new mom or dad! Now take out the checkbook, because your bundle of joy comes with a bundle of new expenses. But all those day care costs and pediatrician bills can bring new tax deductions that can help you ride out the first years of parenthood without going broke.

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