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Children

Smart Spending

Even if you are a smart spender, your kids will not necessarily pick up this habit unless you make it…
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Budgeting

Starting a Budget

Starting a Budget You know you need a budget. Your household is spending money faster than it is coming in,…
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Budgeting

The Zero-Based Budgeting Method

Getting your finances under control is nearly impossible without using some method of budgeting. Although you may shy away from…
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Home & Auto

Consider our low-payment auto loan alternative

Save money with Auto Advantage, our low-payment auto loan alternative The Auto Advantage program is a hybrid option that combines…
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Adulting 101

Five surprise travel expenses that can break a budget

Even the most experienced traveler can run into unexpected expenses. To help you prepare for smooth travels, here are 5…
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Estate Planning

A Death in the Family

One of the most emotionally vulnerable times in your life is also one of the times when you’ll need to…
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Divorce

The End of a Marriage

Nobody goes into his or her wedding day planning to get a divorce. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that half…
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Marriage

Buying an Engagement Ring

When you’re buying your loved one an engagement ring, you might be experiencing a roller coaster of emotions. The prospect…
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College

Should College Students Have Credit Cards?

College is full of lessons to be learned and one important lesson you should learn but most likely won’t in…
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