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9 things to think about before making a large purchase

At times in our lives we have to decide between making a large purchase or not. Maybe it’s putting in new carpet or replacing an appliance or buying a treadmill. No matter what the item is, here are 9 important

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Posted in Budgeting, Financial Wellness

Utilities: What would we do without them?

Can you imagine life without electricity and heat? During a Minnesota winter we’d be going to bed at 4 pm in December and have to sleep under a pile of smelly bear skins. We take our access to utilities like

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting

5 Expenses That May Be Missing From Your Budget

If you don’t know how much money you take in versus how much you spend, you’re playing a dangerous game with your money. Therefore, having a budget or spending plan is a crucial part of being financially stable. But there

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Posted in Budgeting

Making Late Payments: More than just a late fee

Have you ever missed a bill payment or made late payments? Most people have at some point, whether it was accidental or on purpose because it wasn’t affordable by the due date. While there’s a bigger issue if you’re constantly

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Posted in Budgeting, Credit, Credit Report

3 Ways to Save Automatically

If you are in the 50% of Americans who would not have $400 to cover an emergency expense, saving might be on your mind. To kick off America Saves Week 2017, here are my strategies for growing a savings account

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Financial Planning, Savings
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