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Use these 3 Plans to Save for Your Child’s Future

Use these 3 Plans to Save for Your Child’s Future

How soon should you start thinking about your child’s future? Are there even college savings plans for babies? It’s never too early and absolutely. As a new parent, it’s smart to start thinking about...

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13 Holiday Spending Statistics that May Surprise You

13 Holiday Spending Statistics that May Surprise You

Happy Thanksgiving! Or should we say – Happy Black Friday! You’re probably aware that Thanksgiving is a prime time for Holiday shopping. In fact, you may be one of the 137.4 million people planning to...

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Should You Pay with Debit or Credit at the Cash Register?

Should You Pay with Debit or Credit at the Cash Register?

When you spend your hard-earned money, you have a few options of how to complete those transactions. You could choose to pay cash, use your debit card, or use a credit card. What is the difference...

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How to Teach Your Child Money Management Skills

How to Teach Your Child Money Management Skills

Teaching kids about money can feel like a daunting task. Pennsylvania schools don’t have many state requirements for teaching financial literacy, receiving an F grade from Champlain College’s 2015...

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How to Plan for Unexpected Home Repairs

How to Plan for Unexpected Home Repairs

A recent survey by HomeServe USA revealed that while 51% of homeowners had to deal with an emergency home repair in the last year, a staggering 25% didn’t have any funds set aside to deal with such a...

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Financial Stress Management

Financial Stress Management

Adult financial education is a touchy subject. We all know the basics of saving, planning for retirement, and getting a loan, but often asking for help is very difficult. The typical sources that...

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5 Secrets to Sticking to Your Budget

5 Secrets to Sticking to Your Budget

You know that budgets are important, and you may have already created a personal budget spreadsheet, but the true test is if you can stick to your own budget. The most challenging part of the budgeting...

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3 Reasons Why Budgeting Will Change Your Life

3 Reasons Why Budgeting Will Change Your Life

Can you remember the last time you tracked how much money you spent in a month? Can’t remember? You’re not alone. In fact, only 32% of households in the U.S. regularly utilize a budget.  Despite its...

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The Beginners Guide to Creating a Budget

The Beginners Guide to Creating a Budget

If you’re looking to take control of your personal finances, creating a budget is the first place to start. A budget tracks your income and expenses and allows you to easily see which areas may need...

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10 Ways to Tell if You Have Good Finances

10 Ways to Tell if You Have Good Finances

A new study by CNBC finds that 8 in 10 people in America are in some form of debt.  With such a large number of the population dealing with these financial struggles, it may be time to evaluate your...

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