Mother’s Day On A Budget

Life and Money

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Along with the blooming flowers and blazing sunshine comes the plans for celebrating Mother’s Day. Our moms are always there for us, and now is when we show them how much we appreciate all they do. However, between flowers, gifts, and dining out, Mother’s Day costs can quickly add up. How do you keep within a reasonable budget while still …

Credit Unions: Acknowledged As The Best Way To ‘Bank!’

That Makes Cents

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You may not realize this, but you’re one of a small percentage of Americans who have discovered what The Wall Street Journal and other media are just beginning to realize: A credit union is the best way to bank! Credit unions received top marks in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, significantly outpacing other financial institutions. Several websites, such as, …

Applying Business Sense To Your Personal Finances

Business Tips

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Adapting business tools to your home finances often helps take the emotion out of a decision so that you can make a logical choice. The idea of “return on investment,” or ROI, is fairly simple. A business investment should save or make money. The ROI calculation is an attempt to determine how much each dollar invested will return. If a …