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Managing Debt as an Active Service Member in the Military

Members of the military face unique situations and challenges that civilians do not. For example, active service members face the possibility of deployment and sometimes continuous relocation. A 2014 National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey indicated 77% of service members

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Military

Behind on Bills? Follow These 6 Tips

What to do if you're behind on bills

Even though falling behind on bills is stressful, don’t let it turn into a downward financial spiral. Taking control of your finances, creating a plan, and taking action will help you get back on track as quickly as possible. So

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Posted in Budgeting

Budgeting for Your 4-Legged Family Member

Do you have a 4 legged family member? Many of us have a pet or two and we need to budget for them monthly. However, very few people have any idea how much owning a dog or cat (or other animal)

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Posted in Budgeting, Pets

What should your kids know about your finances?

Communication between you and your kids about your finances is very important. Keeping your finances “hush-hush” may do more harm than good. Your kids deserve to know the truth, but maybe not the whole truth! When it comes to money,

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Posted in DOs and DON'Ts, Financial Wellness, Kids

Using crisis budgeting during tight financial times

Unexpected events can happen to any of us without warning. The world is an imperfect place: cars break down, people get laid off or injured, pets get hurt…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg sometimes. And out of 280 of

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Job Loss
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