12 Things To Do Before Your Summer Vacation

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Your bags are packed, your itinerary is set and you’re counting down the minutes until you take off for your summer getaway. Before you head out read through this checklist of important things people tend to forget before leaving for vacation. 1.) Let us know Give us a call at 1-888-508-2228 or submit an online form before you set off …

7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

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When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape. But there’s more than just a neat house awaiting the end of all that hard work. With just a few steps, you can put some extra cash in your wallet. 1. Trade in your electronics Gather all those old gadgets and devices …

6 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

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It’s that time of year again! Get ready to break out the calculator and pencils; dig out the enormous pile of receipts, tax forms, and pay stubs, and get to work. Whether you choose to go it alone, use a tax-prep computer program or hand it all over to an accountant, start with checking out our handy list of common …

How to Diversify Your Savings Portfolio with a Share Certificate

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Did you know that your savings portfolio should be diversified just like your investments? Financial experts recommend giving your savings as much chance as growth as possible. Let’s take a look at an especially great choice for diversifying your savings: a share certificate. What is a share savings certificate? A share certificate is an insured savings account with a fixed …

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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Love is in the air and the money is flowing like heart emojis. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends $221.34 on Valentine’s Day each year. That’s a lot of money to spend on a one-day celebration! Lucky for you, there are ways to enjoy a romantic evening with your partner without going into debt. Here’s how: …

How Men and Women Manage Money Differently

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Despite society’s advancements, there are still significant differences in the way men and women manage money. Dozens of studies have been performed on this subject, with research from around the globe. Being aware of these differences can help us understand the ways we deal with our finances. Attitudes toward shopping Men and women look at shopping very differently. A study …

The Post-Holiday Budget Recovery Guide

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The holidays are in the rearview, but if you’ve gone over budget with your spending, it’s time to deal with the aftermath, which is coming head-on. Here’s how you can get your budget back on track for the new year. Review your holiday spending How much debt did this season’s spending set you back? Spend some time crunching the numbers …

How do I Prepare for a Recession?

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Taking steps to improve your financial health in case of a recession is a smart move. Here’s how to prepare yourself and your finances. Take stock of your financial reality Before you actually make any financial changes, ask yourself these questions: What’s the total of my monthly income? What’s the total of my monthly expenses? What’s the total of my …

How to Host a Stress-free Holiday Meal on a Budget

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Holiday hosting can be super-stressful – and expensive! This year, with prices soaring at the grocery and beyond, breaking that budget on hosting duties can seem like a sure thing. Lucky for you, you can change the odds. Here are six ways you can host a stress-free and awesome holiday meal without draining your wallet. Simplify your meal plan It’s …