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How do you save money during the summer?

Summer is around the corner! For those of us in the colder regions of the U.S., the warmer months present us with options we longed for during the winter, but how do we take advantage of the warm weather? What are some ways we can save over the summer? Check out local opportunities: If you are...
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Tax time financial review and decisions

As the April 15 tax deadline has just passed, most people have filed their income tax returns. What are you planning to do with your tax refund or how are you planning to pay any tax amount due? Knowing what to expect when filing your taxes can help you plan what decisions to make next. If you...
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Help your child be a good financial manager

Do you have youth and teens in your life? This summer may be an excellent time for them to learn the skills and knowledge they need to be good financial managers as adults. Knowing we want to help develop positive skills and knowledge is one thing; being able to do it is another! Each child comes...
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Where does the money go?

Another month has gone by, and I’m wondering, how does my household spend so much money? It’s definitely time for a Spending Audit! I’m on the hunt for expenses for things that I don’t want, aren’t important to me, or are too expensive. Join me as I dig deep with this investigative work. First...
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Opportunity to learn practical money management strategies

Webinars provide a safe environment to explore new or challenging topics. As financial educators, we aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment where participants feel comfortable asking finance-related questions. Chat comments from participants during our 2023 financial education webinar...
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New Year’s financial refresh

With the start of a new year, you should take some time to think about your financial wellness in addition to your overall health. Do you feel like you are in a good place financially? If you are not happy with your current financial situation, how could you change things this year to get on the...
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Pay down debt or invest my money?

Should I pay extra on my student loan or invest in a Roth IRA? Build up an emergency savings fund or pay off my credit card debt? Pay off my mortgage or put more money in my 401(k) retirement plan? In one form or another, the trending question lately has been, "Is it better to pay down debt or...
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