Back-To-School Savings

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Back to School Savings

Back-to-school time is the second largest shopping season of the year. If all that spending makes your head pound, take heart. We’ll help you navigate it with your budget and sanity intact. Read on for 12 back-to-school saving tips. 1.) Do a house-wide sweep Before you spend a penny, scour your closets and drawers to see what you have lying …

Plan The Family Vacation – Together!

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Plan the family vacation together!

Planning the family vacation can be quite a challenge. This is especially true when you’re trying to fit in the best attractions and give your kids the vacation of a lifetime while staying within a budget. How can you accomplish all that and still keep your kids happy? The solution is simple, yet brilliant: Let your kids be a part …

Discussing Risk Management With Your Spouse

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Discussing risk management with your spouse.

One of the most difficult issues for couples to resolve is how much risk they’re willing to take with their investments. Here are some tips to guide you on the road toward joint investment: 1.) Communication is key Let your partner know you’re willing to research options together and come up with a plan. Erica Coogan, partner at Moss Adams …

6 Ways To Save On Your Summer Vacation

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The open road is calling and your summer vacation awaits! But first, you need to work out the financial details. How are you going to pay for your getaway? Ideally, a plump vacation fund is the way to go. Unfortunately, though, many of us don’t think about how we’re going to pay for vacation until it’s a few weeks away. …