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How to get a head start on saving for college

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report. Their research shows that students and parents share nearly equal responsibility for covering

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Posted in Kids, Savings

How to avoid being broke all summer

Summer is warm weather, barbecues, spending time outside, and for some reason spending more money. Because it’s finally warm after a long and cold winter and spring, I try to fit in doing more things – which also usually costs

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Posted in Being Frugal, Entertainment, Financial Wellness

I need a vacation, but I have debt. What should I do?

It’s that time of year in MN where many of us are thinking spring, but we know that there are still plenty of frigid temps and snow storms to come. Instead let’s just dream of a tropical vacation and flashback to this

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Posted in Debt, Travel

How to get your financial house in order in 2017

We’re flashing back this Friday to a post about getting your financial house in order. How’d you do in 2016?? January is the perfect time to look back at your financial activity over the last year to take stock and

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Financial Wellness

4 simple money-saving habits to start now

Almost everyone has a bad habit that causes them to waste money…whether it’s taking extra long showers or running to the grocery store 2 times in one day because you forgot something. Or throwing away expired baby carrots [guilty]. There

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Posted in Financial Wellness, Grocery Shopping
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