Financial Education

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    Financial Education

    December 21, 2015

    Use Christmas Shopping to Teach Kids Budgeting Skills

    Christmas is coming, and children everywhere are making their lists and checking them twice. While Santa is typically a miracle worker, parents still need some realistic ideas of what to get their kids without breaking the bank. Here are some shopping tips to help you have a successful holiday while also (sneakily) teaching your kids a few financial lessons.

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    Financial Education

    November 13, 2015

    Ways to Save This Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year to spend with your loved ones. But it can be easy for the Thanksgiving budget to get out of control. Here are some tips so that you don’t spend it stressing over money, but can focus on the holiday fun.

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    Financial Education

    October 23, 2015

    5 Guidelines to Help Break Bad Spending Habits

    We may not want to admit it, but we probably all have at least a few bad spending habits. The good news is that, although it may be hard at first, if we follow a few simple guidelines, we can really curb our bad spending habits so that we feel we are in a better place financially and mentally.

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    Financial Education

    August 18, 2015

    Back-to-School Shopping Tips

    It seems like as soon as the 4th of July ends, we start getting bombarded with back-to-school promotional fliers. But it can be hard to figure out where the real deals are--whether its best to buy online or in the store, buy early or wait until the last minute. Check out our top tips on how to get all the supplies you need while saving a few bucks.

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    Financial Education

    July 15, 2015

    Top Savings Goals for Millennials

    When you're a young adult and just starting out on your own, you have a great opportunity to set yourself up for a comfortable life. You may have to deal with student loans or other debt, but if you can also focus on saving now, it’ll be easier to reach your financial dreams than if you wait until you’re older to put money aside.

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    Financial Education

    June 4, 2015

    How Far Would You Go to Save Money?

    There was a recent poll of young people to find out what they would be willing to do to save money. The poll used “Would you Rather?” as a device, giving teens a choice between two unattractive options. Although the results were a bit over the top, the campaign offered some great tips on personal finance.

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