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Online Shopping: How Websites Get Us to Overspend

You can buy almost anything while shopping online these days…from clothes to furniture to food and even vehicles. While it is convenient and sometimes there are cost saving benefits, there are also money traps that you can get caught in

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Posted in Shopping

Just Say ‘No’ to Opening that Store Card

“Would you like to save 10% today by opening a [insert store name here] credit card?” While it may be tempting to open up a card to save money, read through the pros and cons below before taking that new

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Debt

What’s preventing you from achieving your goals?

Achieving your goals

Do you want to retire at a certain age or take a trip to Australia or stay home with the kids? Most people have some type of goal in mind for the future. It can be difficult to achieve any type

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Posted in Debt, Financial Wellness, Overspending, Retirement, Savings, Underearning

How a Recovering Overspender Painlessly Saves for Emergencies

On day 4 of America Saves Week, we bring you Carla’s personal story of how she went from a life of being unprepared to a life of building up savings. Read on… In my old life as an over-spender, CERTAINLY

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Emergency Savings, Savings

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
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