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What Parents Need to Know About Saving for College

If you’re saving for your child’s higher education, you probably have a lot of questions besides “when did college get so incredibly expensive?” One popular savings tool that might puzzle you the most is the 529 Plan. Started in the … Continue reading

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Financial Coaching or Financial Planning?

Most consumers realize at some point in time that there are questions about money that aren’t an inherent or learned part of knowledge and skills. Unless a family member, teacher, friend, or other resource took the time and had the … Continue reading

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How to (Un) – Kill Your Credit Score

If you’ve ever gone online to get your credit score or visited with a lender to borrow money and found your credit score to be lower than you expected, you may have freaked out at how horrible it was. So, … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Taking a Break

Every one of us looks forward to taking a break from our routines sooner or later. Whether it’s to visit family or friends over a holiday, a weekend trip to the mountains to ski, or a kid-cation to one of … Continue reading

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Top 3 Things for Your Tax Refund

It won’t be long until nearly everyone in America will participate in the annual activity of filing their taxes to determine their refund, if they owe more or will break even. Most of us know ahead of filing our state … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Kids About Money

I recall from my life as a young teen that, after spending most of my years fully ignorant of the money our family had or frankly worrying about it at all, my mother made it clear to me and my … Continue reading

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DIY Family Style

At a time when just about everyone in the household who can work goes to their job every day, maybe it’s time to consider doing some of the tasks around the house that we have been paying someone else to … Continue reading

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Turn Off the Lights

Although there are many ways to curb household expenses, one of the areas that often gets the least consistent attention is the use of utilities and the associated costs. Often, it’s as easy as remembering to turn off the lights … Continue reading

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