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Strategies to Reduce Debt

May 07th, 2019

Paying down debt is possible when you know what you owe and what you can do to repay it. Develop a debt reduction strategy that works with your finances.


6 Credit Mistakes that Could Be Costing You Money

May 07th, 2019

When it comes to credit, you may be making mistakes that are costing you money in the long run. Avoid these six financial pitfalls.


How Much Does Owning a Pet Really Cost?

March 28th, 2019

Can you put a dollar amount on how much you love your pet? Actually, you can — and should.So you’ve decided to get a pet. Here’s what to expect in terms of expenses:


How to Keep Home Improvements From Demolishing Your Budget

March 28th, 2019

Owning a home can be expensive, and monthly costs can be volatile. You can prepare for your mortgage payment, but if a leaky roof catches you off guard, your entire budget could be thrown out of whack.



How to Spend More Mindfully in the New Year

January 02nd, 2019

Mindfulness and meditation can ease chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Now some money experts say awareness tools such as these can help you avoid impulse purchases and create a spending plan that reflects your values.



Keeping Spending Under Control During the Holidays

November 26th, 2018

The holiday season is already upon us! Time seems to go by faster and faster, which can lead to panic during the holidays and overspending. We need to manage money well and not destroy the good money habits we have learned.


Making a Budget and Sticking To It

November 19th, 2018

Making and sticking to a budget is a key step to getting a handle on your debt and working towards your financial wellness goals.


Do’s and Don’ts When Using Shopping Apps

August 31st, 2018

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can streamline in-store trips and online purchases, but shoppers could also find that convenience comes with a risk: impulsive decisions and overspending.