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Twitter Thursday: Strategize to Save on Holiday Parties and Gifts

The holidays are often riddled with expensive parties and endless gift opportunities. We joined Experian’s weekly Twitter Chat once again to discuss our strategies to save a little cash during this often financially stressful time of the year. Strategize to

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Entertainment, Events, Holiday Shopping, Overspending, Savings, Shopping

Twitter Thursday: Preventing Fraud During Holiday Shopping

Black Friday Charges

Each week we participate in a Twitter Chat hosted by Experian to discuss important financial topics. This week’s topic: Smart Ways to Protect Your Identity This Holiday Season. We offer our tips to avoid fraud, scams and identity theft while holiday

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Credit, Identity theft, Overspending, Scams

Don’t Let The Allures of Summer Bust Your Budget

We’re flashing back this Friday to Dan’s post about keeping summer affordable… Up here in Duluth, MN, it’s basically summer (or at least an approximation of what summer generally looks like in this part of the country.  It’s a bit

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Posted in Budgeting, Overspending

Here’s the Cure for Your Holiday Shopping Hangover

Christmas was yesterday so you may be wondering: why do I need to think about this right now? It’s because debt is more urgent than you may realize. If you used credit cards for Christmas presents or other holiday expenses

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling, Holiday Shopping, Overspending, Shopping

What to Do if You’re Behind on Your Bills

There may come a time when you struggle to afford all your bills one month. Or maybe it happens to you every year when you pay in to taxes or bring your dog to the vet. Regardless of the reason,

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Posted in Budgeting, Overspending, Savings
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