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Tips to Prepare for Purchasing Your First House

Purchasing your first house may seem overwhelming. It’s a major purchase and for many people, potentially the largest monthly payment they’ve ever had (or ever will have). Not to mention owning a home comes with huge responsibilities, like upkeep and

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Posted in Credit, Housing

It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Finances

It’s officially Spring and with the season comes spring cleaning. While I’m starting a little late this year, it feels good to get my house cleaned up and organized after the long winter. What many people might not think of is

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Financial Wellness, Savings

Flashback Friday: Can I afford to be a stay at home parent?

Thinking about being a stay at home parent? Read on to help you decide if you can truly afford it. Bottom line: I love working. I love the social aspect of work, climbing the professional ladder, and of course making

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Posted in Budgeting, Kids

Why it’s a bad idea to compare your finances to others

When meeting with a financial counselor, many people ask about how their finances compare to others’ situations. None of our financial counselors can answer that with a definitive answer. Even when people are in the same income bracket or share

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Posted in Budgeting

Budgeting Basics: 3 Simple Steps for Everyone

One of the best tools for managing your money is to use a budget or spending plan that reflects your family’s true expenses. But how do you prepare a budget that is more than just a wish list, or merely

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings
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