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Preparing for Your Future

If you’re at the end of your college career, you likely spend lots of time thinking about that first, after-college job. What will your job be like? What kind of company will you work for? How big will your starting salary be? Will you get along with …

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Avoid extra expenses and stretch your travel dollars by saving with these products and services: Credit Cards Did you know card networks like VISA charge a fee on transactions made abroad? And that many banks charge an additional percentage on top of that? Use a credit card that helps you …

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I have entered a phase in my life in which many of my classmates, friends and family are in the thick of diapers, teething and general child-rearing activities. I am not married, and I just bought my first house with rooms for family expansion but no crying offspring to …

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Having a baby can be a shock to your financial system. It was most definitely a shock to ours! As our precious baby girl turns a year old, her college savings account is in the four figures. The saving success we experienced was due in large part to the generosity …

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On Monday night, trick-or-treaters will converge on neighborhoods across our nation. It doesn’t take much for families to get distracted by all the festivities.  When that happens, many people forget about safety. Here are a few things to remember to keep your children safe when they’re …

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If you’ve started exploring Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), you may have noticed there are a few different kinds out there. Before you open an account, it’s a good idea to learn about each to determine which is right for you. It’s always a good …

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Why do personal finance pundits still tell us to stop spending money on lattes? Has that ever worked? Instead of wasting our time focusing on saving a few bucks here or there, I prefer to focus on the few big things that really matter and that I can control &#8212 …

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On April 22, 2017, we will join our fellow Americans in celebrating Earth Day. This unique holiday has been celebrated across the nation since 1970. The day was designed to build awareness and appreciation for our environment and consider new ways that our society can make the earth a healthier …

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Ever since I gave birth to twin girls, people have been asking all sorts of questions about what my life is like now. My answer? My life is hectic — very, very hectic. There’s not a lot of time for sleeping, eating or staying in touch with friends …

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Life can be full of surprises—some good surprises, and some not so welcome ones, like when your car breaks down, the washing machine stops working, or a family member falls ill and you need to buy a last-minute airline ticket. These additional expenses can bring on unnecessary stress …

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