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How to Avoid Summertime Bill Creep

Published June 2021

With the arrival of summer, it’s easy to loosen the purse strings and give in to temptation a little more often than usual. Add to this the higher electricity consumption that the warmer weather brings, and you have the makings of a lifestyle creep capable of upending your budget and derailing your financial goals.

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Topics: Saving Money

Is It Possible to Settle Student Loan Debt?

Published June 2021

When you have credit card debt and payments to make on your home and car, paying off your student debt may not seem like a top priority. However, unpaid student debt can have serious negative consequences on your credit score and financial future.

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Topics: Financial Education

Managing Finances as a Couple

Published June 2021

Getting married was an easy decision, but now you and your new spouse need to decide how to manage finances as a couple. Consider the following tips when making the financial decisions for your new life together. 

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Topics: Financial Education

How to Avoid Student Loan Debt

Published June 2021

Student loan debt represents one of the major causes of indebtedness in the US. Most recent graduates walk away from college with the heavy burden of debt on their shoulders.

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Topics: Financial Education

Child Tax Credit 2021: A Quick Guide

Published June 2021

The 2021 child tax credit modifies the rules of the 2020 child tax credit as part of the American Rescue Plan. Its goal is to reduce child poverty, giving American families a welcome post-COVID-19 financial boost.

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Topics: Financial Education

3 Ways Reducing Debt May Improve Your Health

Published June 2021
Being able to effectively manage your economic life may have surprisingly beneficial effects on your physical well-being, overall health, and quality of life. 
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Topics: Financial Education

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Published May 2021

The best way to teach your kids about money is by example. If you practice good spending and saving habits now, your children may do the same as they get older.

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Topics: Financial Education

Budget-friendly Summer Activities for Kids

Published May 2021

If you are concerned with your household finances, the last thing you want to do is charge a vacation to a credit card, but you still want your kids to have fun this summer. Keep the summer fun going with summer activities for kids that won’t add to your credit card debt. Here are some activities you can choose for fun all summer long.

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Topics: Saving Money

Should You Charge Medical Expenses to a Credit Card?

Published May 2021

Generally speaking, charging medical expenses to a credit card is a poor financial choice. Is there any circumstance in which it makes sense to pay medical expenses with your credit card? Here’s what you should know before you do.

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Topics: Credit Card Debt

Credit Scores: The Complete Guide

Published May 2021

As the standardized measure of your creditworthiness, your credit score impacts your financial possibilities. Here’s the lowdown on credit scoring.

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Topics: Financial Education

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